Morris Animal Foundation Strides into Second Year of Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Foundation Recruits Golden Retriever Owners to Lead the Way to a Healthier Future for All Dogs

DENVER/August 27, 2013—August 30 marks a milestone for Morris Animal Foundation and dog lovers to celebrate. It’s the first anniversary of the largest and longest study ever undertaken to improve the lives of dogs. Through the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, Morris Animal Foundation is recruiting 3,000 Golden Retrievers to participate in this monumental effort.

Nearly 700 Golden Retrievers from around the county are already enrolled in the study, including Indy who was the 123rd participant. To read more about Indy’s story and why he and his owner are participating, visit the Morris Animal Foundation blog.

With the help of dedicated dog owners and veterinarians, Morris Animal Foundation is collecting important health data along with nutritional, environmental and genetic information from 3,000 Golden Retrievers, like Indy, over the course of their lifetimes. This information will help scientists and veterinarians discover ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and other canine diseases.

To learn more about the study or to register your dog today, visit,

This year Morris Animal Foundation also celebrates its 65th anniversary year of changing the world for animals. What started as one veterinarian’s dream to transform the health of animals has become a global leader in supporting scientific research to advance veterinary medicine.

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Tina M. Martinez