The Zeus Oncology Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to financially assist rescue dogs with cancer treatment.

The Zeus Oncology Fund (ZOF) was established in 2017 to help provide funding for treatment of rescue dogs diagnosed with cancer. The ZOF is in honor of Zeus, a Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue alumni who was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma. Zeus had surgery along with necessary treatment and rehabilitation, he is now in remission and doing well.

Our Stories


Zeus was adopted from Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue in May 2013. A happy and healthy boy, he never showed any signs of discomfort or illness and went for regular veterinarian checks.
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Ben was discovered wandering the desert in Phoenix while weighing only 37 lbs, his healthy weight was about 65 lbs.
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Lady was only 2 years old when she was diagnosed with Soft Tissue Sarcoma and have a very large tumor under her arm.
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Kona and her puppies were abandoned in the desert outside of Phoenix. When she was rescued she was emaciated, required surgery for pyometra, and was diagnosed with Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor (TVT)
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Charlie came in as a stray, so there was no medical history on her. She had a large mammary malignant tumor that was surgically removed in 2016, and was given only 3-6 months.
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We adopted Lucas on July 9th, 2018. And on September 26th, 2018 we found out that he had contracted a Transmissible Venereal Tumor, a cancerous tumor transmitted through direct contact.
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