The inspiration for Czar’s Promise – Czar – was a loyal, proud, and wise Great Pyrenees, who provided animal assisted therapy as part of the Pet Pals program at American Family Children’s Hospital and other Madison area health care facilities for many years. Everyone he met loved his calm and gentle demeanor and he truly knew how to bring joy, smiles, comfort and peace to children facing cancer and other health related challenges.  At the age of 12 years, Czar passed away from Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and with his passing a promise was made. A promise that embodies the passion and dedication of our committee, to never, ever stop fighting this disease that impacts so many canines and children in our community.

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Woof & Meow Packs

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

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Our Events

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

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Get Involved

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

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Links for support group information, as well as books and articles on anticipating the loss of your pet, and other resources.


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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