About Czar's Promise

Czar’s Promise is a team of 16 compassionate volunteers from throughout our community, who understand the meaning of a cancer diagnosis, whether it be canine or human. This team has joined forces to help inspire hope and provide resources for families in our community on their cancer journey, as well as provide funding for groundbreaking canine and pediatric cancer research to help find a cure.

Yes, Czar's Promise is a project of Pet Care and Assistance Fund, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) organization, #47-2163857

To make a donation via credit or debit card, please select the “donate” button on our Czar’s Promise website.

If you wish to pay via check, please make your check payable to PCAF/Czar's Promise, and send to:

Czar's Promise
PO Box 5061
Madison, WI 53705

Your donations are 100% tax deductible and Czar's Promise will provide you with a donation receipt.

We would love that!  Please email us, and we will assist with any questions or schedule a meet-n-greet with one of our Czar’s Promise team members!

Czar’s Promise mission includes three areas of support

  • Emotional, educational and financial support for local families whose companion animals have been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Funding for companion animal cancer research at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison, WI
  • Funding for pediatric cancer research at American Family Children’s Hospital


YES! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Winnequah Park in Monona, WI.  Czar’s Promise will host its 2nd annual Inspiring Hope dog walk for all people and pups to participate!

Support for Families

Your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist will be able to make recommendations for medical support, whether nutritional, alternative therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy and rehabilitation. Czar’s Promise hosts the Companion Animal Cancer Support Group, which meets three time annually. This compassionate group provides emotional and educational support services to families whose companion animals have been diagnosed with cancer, and hosts a wide range of speakers and topics. Czar’s Promise also provides assistance to those families in need of financial support for chemotherapy or palliative care treatment.  Lastly, if there is a concern about the effect that the situation is having your own health, you should reach out to your primary care provider/physician or counselor.

For a Czar’s Promise financial support application, please send an email request to here.  Czar’s Promise will provide financial support to any family whose companion animal is being treated at any one of the following board certified veterinary facilities in Madison, Wisconsin.  Veterinary Specialty Clinic (VCA), Madison Veterinary Specialists (MVS) or the UW School of Veterinary Medicine.

Czar’s Promise will provide a funding decision within 72 hours of receipt of all required Czar’s Promise documentation.

Czar’s Promise provides financial assistance to families in bonfide need of financial support for companion animals requiring chemotherapy or palliative care treatment. Financial assistance provided is contingent upon estimates provided for treatment.

Grant Funding Canine Cancer Research

Czar’s Promise will provide annual funding to the UW School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison, WI at the end of each year for companion animal cancer research so we may help find a cure.

Grant Funding Pediatric Cancer Research

Companion animals and children are diagnosed with the same types of cancer.  To find a new protocol, a new treatment, a new cure for one species, will assist the other.  Czar’s Promise provides an annual gift to the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, for pediatric cancer research.

Ask the Veterinary Oncologist

The most common worrying cancers in dogs are skin cancers (mast cell tumors), soft tissue tumors, bone cancers and lymphomas.  

It is important that you understand what the diagnosis is and what that means for your pet. What is the behavior of the cancer and how might that affect your pet?  What are the treatment options and how do they affect the outcome?  How are the various treatment options tolerated?  And finally, is there anything we can find out that might make your pet do better or worse than the average? Once you have decided on what your goals are (quality of life, longevity, budget and logistical concerns), you can discuss what treatment option the oncologist thinks may be the best approach for you and your pet.

A veterinary oncologist is a specialist who has focused their entire working life on the care of animals with cancer.  This means they see many pets with cancer and are very experienced at not only treating cancer, but diagnosing and staging cancer.  Most valuable is that they can use their experience to help understand owners' goals and help guide decision making, as there are often many ways to help a pet with cancer.

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Get Involved

We are a volunteer organization that supports canine cancer and research. Learn how you can get involved.

Our Partners

We could not do what we do without the help of our community partners. Click here to learn more about them.

Our Events

Learn more about our events and what we do with our fundraising money – keeping it local for the most impact.

Woof Pack

Want to help a dog (and family) in need? Here is how you can help with our Woof Pack.


It began as a love story; the attraction, immediate. In 2001, a small white fluffball with an infectious smile that had me at "hello", came bounding full steam ahead and into my arms; and yes, that was all it took.

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If you're reading this, you are most likely a dog lover! These images are photos of Czar’s Promise fun filled events, as well as photos of our Canine Cancer Crew, beloved canines who have had their own battle with cancer. Shown here is Gobi.

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