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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: To bridge the gap between the cost of medical care and saving the family pet.

Results: 939 Family pets saved since 2006 ~150 family pets sved each year

Target demographics: to help pet owners avoid the unnecessary decision to euthanize their pet when treatment is available to save their life

Direct beneficiaries per year: 206 families.

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: Guidance and Referral to alternative, lower cost treatment protocols, Payment Plans, Grants to help cover the cost of one-time treatments and assistance purchasing lower cost medications.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Brown Dog Foundation has had a tremendous impact on pets being able to receive the care they need. Too many times I've seen owners have to make difficult choices because of financial constraints, but with the help of the BDF, owners and their pets have viable options.What this organization has done and continues to do simply amazes me. I encourage all veterinary hospitals to consider working with the BDF and donating to this wonderful cause.Carol, thank you for all of your hard work!


Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Iona and Brown Dog Foundation helped me and my Murphy dog out when he got sick and had cancer and helped with the medicine and doctor visits and treatment. I am very thankful for the foundation and all the help they gave me and Murphy


Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience with The Brown Dog Foundation was awesome. Soldier our pit bull had bad experience and we didn't have the funds to do all the test and medical care for him. Brown Dog Foundation came to our rescue. Carol Smock and Dr. Hatcher help us. The Foundation helps people who cannot afford the cost for the treatment for our pets. They are the best. Please if you can donate to them. They do help our pets. Brown Dog Foundation is a worthwhile cause that does important work!

2 Susan535

Client Served

Rating: 5

Brown Dog Foundation has been a God Send in my life and that of my 12 year old terrier mix, Allie. When I was facing more than my share of life challenges and found myself physically unable to work, Allie was diagnosed with a high probability of Cushing's disease. My veterinarian referred me to Brown Dog Foundation and I reached out immediately for help. At that time, without Brown Dog's help, I could not have afforded to have her testing done for correct diagnosis or purchased the necessary medications to keep my Allie as healthy as she could be. I probably would have lost my sweet girl. They helped save her life. They gave me hope. Since their assistance, I have volunteered for the organization whenever possible and have witnessed and heard many stories from others about how Brown Dog has made such a huge impact on the lives of pet owners/pet parents and their pets. When a pet parent is being faced with hardships such as personal illness, sudden loss of employment, etc., and their beloved pet companion is suddenly injured or becomes ill, it is devastating and overwhelming. Brown Dog helps bring recovery to the pet and hope to the pet parents. I cannot find the words to express how valuable this charity is to so many people. I am so grateful for their existence!

4 OSU_PetDoc


Rating: 5

I have both volunteered and donated to this organization and will continue to do so into the future. The organization helps families pay the hefty vet bills that are often associated with injured or ill pets. No one should have to make the difficult decision to treat or not to treat but unfortunately, during these difficult economic times, many families are faced with this harsh reality. Brown Dog Foundation is a worthwhile cause that does important work!