What We Do

Live Like Roo Foundation supports dogs and their owners through a cancer diagnosis by providing financial and emotional assistance. We also love senior dogs.

Financial Assistance

Live Like Roo provides dogs and their families with financial assistance after review of their application. Our goal is to help as many dogs as we can. We will also pay for biopsies and any kind of cancer-preventative when warranted. Simply hit the “Apply for Assistance” button.

Apply for Financial Assistance

Care Packages

Our Roo Cancer Care Packages include some of Roo’s favorite items-including a blanket (which has become a favorite of the packages), a gift card for ice cream and McNuggets and burgers, toys, treats, collars and much more. We have found that people and dogs that receive these packages absolutely love them and they lift the spirits of the dog and of the human. Though they are labor-intensive, we know they are the most important thing that we do because of the emotion behind each and every one. We love to see the dogs living like Roo.

Request a Care Package

You can donate items for the care packages by visiting our Amazon Wishlist.

 EIN: 47-4770782

Live Like Roo Foundation
5830 North Melvina Avenue
Chicago IL 60646

Live Like Roo, a 501C3 organization, provides support and financial assistance to families whose pet faces a cancer diagnosis. Our mission is that together, you and your pet will #LiveLikeRoo.

Live Like Roo Foundation helps people and their dogs through a cancer diagnosis, both financially and mentally. Our goal is to help people all over the world deal with cancer in dogs. We found that when we needed help the most, there were 50 people with advice and we got really overwhelmed.

We like to offer assistance options that best fit the dog with their vet as the main directive. We pay donations directly to the vet, as needed, and to confirm what funds exactly are needed for what procedures. After the dog passes, we also like to pay for the ashes or paw print of the dog if the owner would like them.

We also continue to assemble “Roo Cancer Care Packages,” which contain items that Roo loved during his diagnosis, as well as items that will help the owner through the diagnosis. Such items include: a handmade blanket, tumeric, an ice cream toy, canned pumpkin, treats, a Dairy Queen gift card, toys, tennis balls, a collar, a food dish.

Our future goals are to help more dogs and families cope with a cancer diagnosis and to spread the word about how to make a dog’s life better while going through cancer. Like us, many people turn to google for help, but we want to be a real life sounding board and support system for people that need guidance and very specific help depending on the diagnosis timeline and what kind of cancer the dog has.

We also would love to help more senior pets. This will be something that expands as we get more experience and get the cancer help nailed down. We are very passionate about senior animals in shelter and do what we can to help them now.

2016 Statistics

  • 356 Care Packages
  • $29,668 in vet services
  • $4889 in McDonald’s gift cards
  • $3907 in blanket material