Melissa Bourgeois

Melissa Bourgeois Czar’s Promise
Pepper Melissa Bourgeois Czar's PromiseMelissa became involved with Czar’s Promise along with her son Michael, a passionate animal advocate who dreams of becoming a veterinarian.  At age 10, he’s raised thousands of dollars for canine charities and energized friends to join him in his efforts. It was his love for dogs and desire to help find a cure for canine (and human) cancer that inspired Melissa to join Czar’s Promise so that the word “cancer” never has a chance to affect those we love, including our amazing dog Pepper.
Melissa is a graphic designer, wife, and mother of three animal-loving children.


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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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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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