But Dogs First
You all know about our families’ love for dogs. We have written in the past about our support for the Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center. In fact, as you can read in the first link below, we have started a funding project in Elliott’s name, our golden retriever we lost to cancer in 2011. After we lost Elliott, we found a new love, Louie, another gorgeous golden retriever! When Louie was a puppy, we enrolled him in a 10-year, $25-million research study sponsored by the Morris Animal Foundation in Denver, Colorado. The study will follow the lives of 3,000 golden retrievers starting before age two through their entire lives. The study is a partnership between the dog, their vet and the Morris Animal Foundation. The results will be used to help find and treat cancer in goldens, and dogs in general, as well as providing great insight into the causes of various types of cancer in humans. We have added a few links to web pages that further describe this study and the canine oncology work being done by Colorado State University. Our Louie has become the poster dog for the Morris Animal Foundation study. Louie has also been chosen by Orvis, an international, multi-channel retailer, to be the poster dog representing Orvis’s deep commitment to dogs and the study of diseases that take our wonderful animals from us.
After losing our 12-year-old Bernese mountain dog, Carter, to cancer in 2013, we have added one more four-legged friend to our family: Miles! Miles is yet another golden retriever (and Louie’s half-brother), and he immediately bonded with Louie. While they are generally calm and quiet, the two can occasionally be heard playing in the background when you call our office.
We know that we are not alone in our love for our pets. We hope you will share in this desire of ours to protect and care for all dogs. Here, you will find two very important programs established to research efforts and protect all of our four-legged friends. Enjoy. And don’t forget, we also buy and sell airplanes!
Read a blog post about our vet’s visit to the Morris Animal Foundation to discuss the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.
Elliott’s Long Paw Scholars
Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study featured on CBS Evening News
Morris Animal Foundation Welcomes Two Industry Leaders to its Board of Trustees
Goldens Retrieved For Study On Cancer
CSU Flint Animal Cancer Center – One Cure Initiative
Pet Safety and Business Aviation*
Flying with Pets in Business Aviation*
Leveraging a Charter Operation’s Untapped Clients: Pets, Part I*
Leveraging a Charter Operation’s Untapped Clients: Pets, Part II*
Understanding International Restrictions for Bringing Pets Onboard a Business Aviation Flight*