The Magic Bullet Fund

Magic Bullet FundMagic Bullet Fund helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment. To the caretaker of a dog with cancer, the focus is not on advancing medical science or curing cancer. The focus is on sparing or prolonging the life of a beloved companion.

MBF does not fund research or promise to “cure canine cancer.” We help real life dogs, working with families and veterinarians, to ensure that they receive the treatment they need.

Canine cancer treatment requires a substantial financial outlay, ranging between $600 and $6,000 per dog. Many dog owners cannot support such a large and unanticipated expense.

MBF is a DBA of the non-profit Perseus Foundation, incorporated in the State of Maryland, which promotes research and public education about cancer in companion animals. Donations to the Magic Bullet Fund are tax deductible.

Fifty percent of our pets will have cancer in their lifetimes. Every day, 8,000 dogs are diagnosed with cancer. Still, caretakers respond to the diagnosis of cancer in their pet with shock and despair. MBF and Perseus Foundation strive to educate pet owners and raise public awareness about canine cancer in order to in promote prevention and enable early detection.


Magic Bullet Fund (MBF) provides financial assistance for canine cancer treatment only when the family is financially unable to provide treatment. MBF dogs would not be able to have (or complete) cancer treatment without our assistance. Most families contribute some portion of the treatment fees and MBF contributes only the amount that the family cannot pay.

MBF accepts cases for which we can reasonably hope that treatment will add a year of high quality life for a dog. Because of the unpredictable nature of the disesase, treatment fails when the cancer is more aggressive than expected. When funds raised for a dog cannot be used for that dog’s treatment, funds are redistributed to other MBF dogs in need of treatment. Funds are not used for past due balances, treatment for other health issues, palliative care or euthanasia.

From the Founder

While Bullet was fighting cancer, I was very aware of how lucky I was that I had the resources to help him fight. I thanked the Universe every day. If I had missed the opportunity to take Bullet on that journey, it would have broken my heart.

Through the Magic Bullet Fund, it has been my great privilege and honor to help 180 other beautiful dogs fight cancer. The Magic Bullet Fund is about giving every dog the chance he or she deserves to survive cancer. At best, it is about beating cancer. At least, it is about giving people and their dogs more time together – more time to find out if their dog may survive cancer, and to create a few more precious moments and lasting memories. Fighting cancer is always a tenuous effort.

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