We are super excited to see you at this years Open House and all the positive response we have received. We’re not afraid of a little rain, however, thunder and lightning are predicted tomorrow, which is another story. Safety is our main concern for everyone and all our four-legged friends. Due to this, we will be rescheduling our Open House to Saturday, October 21st. from 11 am – 2 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but we hope to see you next weekend. Fingers crossed the sun will be shining.

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Goliath is a 7 year old Boxer who was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma when the kennel staff at Mackenzie’s noticed a bump on his back leg in December 2016.

Hemangiosarcoma is a malignant cancer that originates in blood vessels of the body. We surgically removed a majority of his cancer, but hemangiosarcoma spreads throughout the body very aggressively. Therefore, Goliath receives regular chemotherapy (at Michigan State University and Mackenzie’s) to slow down the progression of his cancer.

With chemotherapy, Goliath’s prognosis is 6-9 months of good quality of life. As Goliath has a sensitive gastrointestinal tract, his chemotherapy and other medications have been adjusted to keep him comfortable throughout this process. Our focus for Goliath is to minimize his side effects of chemotherapy and provide him as much happiness as possible for the time he has left.

Please sponsor Goliath today!