Three years since its inception, CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program has teamed up with Amie’s Place Foundation to create fact sheets and guides with advice for pet owners undergoing cancer treatment.

The PAW Program, through the nonprofit CancerCare, offers financial assistance and related support services for anyone who may be forced to give up their pets for financial or situational reasons. People can apply to receive assistance for pet-related expenses, such as pet food, veterinarian visits, vaccinations and more.

Thanks to a generous grant from Amie’s Place Foundation, which supports keeping pets and owners together despite health complications, the PAW Program, with help from a panel of experts, created new educational fact sheets, videos and a discussion guide providing advice for cat and dog owners.

The program also offers audio and video of the workshop “Joys and Challenges of Pets in Your Home When You Have Cancer” and a free downloadable booklet, Caring for Your Pets When You Have Cancer.

To access the PAW informational sheets, guides and booklets, visit, or call the organization at 800-813-4673 to speak directly with an oncology social worker.