The Browndog Campaign

A fund raiser to help pay for my dog Killian's chemotherapy to treat her Lymphoma.
Lindsay Yowell
Richmond, Virginia
United States
1 Team Member

The Browndog Campaign

On Tuesday, August 27 2013, my chocolate lab Killian (aka the browndog, aka killer) was diagnosed with Canine Lymphoma.  Untreated, lymphoma in dogs typically gives them about 60 days before their time is through, and when we found out it had already been about 3 weeks.

I met with the very kind, very awesome people at The Oncology Service here in Richmond, VA two days later, who outlined for me a wide array of options in doggie chemotherapy that have enjoyed very encouraging success rates in recent years.

While the top-of-the-line treatment costs over $16,000 a year ($8,000+ per 5 - 6 month treatment), there is a full spectrum of less expensive options, starting at around $3,000 per 5-6 months and going up, with success rates increasing the better the treatment.

My Goals

My goal with this campaign is just to help me find a way to let Killer have as much more time as she can with us, with as high a quality of life as she's always enjoyed.  I was at first going to try on my own to do what I could, but was encouraged by many friends to try to crowd source it.  As one of them put it, "Lindsay, that dog has touched a lot of people in her life.  Literally.  With her tongue."

That being said, anything you think you might be able to contribute will be MOST appreciated.  I set the goal at $3000 as that should help augment the funds I'll already be putting into her treatment to give her at least another 6 months (or more!) of good, happy browndog time.  If we end up getting more than that, it will just mean longer!

Thanks so much, even just for coming to her page and reading this, and especially if you're able to help out at all! 

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments.  I've become quite the expert on doggie lymphoma and chemo in the last week or two, so I'll be happy to share more.

raised by 80 people in 1 month
136% funded
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$3,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on October 3, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $25USD
    A Card From The Browndog

    All contributions of $25 or more will get a signed thank you card from The Browndog herself, along with a photo.

    27 claimed
  • $100USD
    A Browndog Photo

    All contributions $100 and up will get a framed 4x3 photo of the browndog to commemorate your contribution to helping us all have a little while longer with her here in our lives.

    9 claimed
  • $500USD
    Something Really Big

    If anybody actually contributes this much or more, I will personally drive Killian to wherever you live and wash your car and mow your lawn and clean your house for a day while she frolics and cuddles with you, and give you a whole photo album of her from puppyhood to that very day.

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