In Their Memory

Our Biobank has worked with thousands of loved companions, and our research efforts are dedicated to their health and well-being. This page is a tribute to their memory.

If your pet, or an animal in your care, donated to our Biobank and you would like to honor his or her memory here, please contact us.

labradoodle pupHailey Belle was a beloved Puggle (Pug/Beagle mix). Everyone that met her swore she actually smiled. She was a happy, loving, kind, sweet, funny soul, a fighter and so incredibly loved. She battled Mast Cell Cancer when she was 5 years old, fought back only to end up with a very rare form of Lymphoma at 12/13 years of age: Epitheliotropic cutaneous lymphoma. There is little research into this type of cancer and sadly many dogs suffer badly with skin sores that are often misdiagnosed. The Hailey Belle Fund will support research into T-Cell Lymphoma in dogs (with a special focus on research for epitheliotropic cutaneous lymphoma) and will help others have better options for treatment or even better - a cure! Follow this link to contribute to Hailey's Fund.

Two beautiful Labrador Retrievers

Beau (pictured on the left) was a certified therapy dog, whose illness sadly cut his career short. He was a happy dog, deeply loved by his family and friends, who set up a fund to support the Biobank for research projects focused on Labrador Retrievers.

Not to be outdone, Thabiso (pictured on the right) followed his “brother” Beau to Cornell so he could also contribute to Labrador Health research.  Thabiso , which means “Bringer of Joy”, was an amazing therapy dog who completed 888 official visits plus many unofficial ones and continued visits as often as he could even while battling osteosarcoma for 15+ months.  He was also simply the best dog on the planet.

Both dogs live on through a memorial fund created in their name; follow this link to contribute to The Beau and Thabiso Fund for Labrador Retriever Health Research.

labradoodle pupShadow was an 11 year old labradoodle with a big personality and a gentle, loving nature. He considered any human or dog he hadn't yet met as a friend waiting to happen. Sadly his life ended very suddenly due to a complication of polyneuropathy, megaesophagus. His family has set up The Shadow Memorial Fund at the Biobank to fund research into canine genetic diseases with a focus on labradoodles and megaesophagus. Follow this link to donate to The Shadow Memorial Fund.