Tigger 1 Tigger is my 12 going on 2 year old pup. He is the most vivacious, fun loving, active, bratty, strong and oh so stubborn dog. You can, then, imagine our surprise and devastation when he was diagnosed with melanoma and given two months to live, without immediate surgery, vaccines, and radiation amounting to $12,000. While anyone who has ever loved a pet knows you can't put a price on a loved one's life, we simply didn't have the funds, and had to consider the possibility that we might have to let him go.

IMG_1438Our vet and the team at BluePearl, however, gave us a glimmer of hope when they introduced us to Frankie's Friends. That very same day, our doctor sent Tigger's paperwork to the organization. We called ourselves the following day, and happily found they already knew all about our case and were more than professional, compassionate, and willing to help. Words cannot express the appreciation we feel for all the help and financial support Frankie's Friends, BluePearl, and the Zeus Varis fund granted us. Without them my fiancee and I would have had to say goodbye to our best friend of twelve years. The day we found out we were receiving help, I instantly knelt on the floor and thanked God he made those with the heart, selflessness, and generosity to help another family they've never met. Because of their compassion and understanding, Tigger is running around the house chasing our cat just as I finish typing our story.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

With greatest gratitude and appreciation,

Sandy Burnley, Jeff VanDewalker, and TiggerIMG_1273