Choose Hope

I wanted to create a logo that represented ALL the various kinds of animals that we help. Many people are shocked when they find out that we helped horses and a rat! I really wanted the logo to have meaning, so each animal you see in this logo is a Roo animal.


Here are their stories, from left to right:


Dora is a pig from Farm Animal Refuge and the 1st (and only) pig that we have assisted. We were able to help with a grant for her nasal carcinoma! Dora is cancer-free and living her best life!

Maggie: Maggie's Friends is named after the cat Maggie, who lived 21 happy years, and in her final stages of her diagnosis, she was spoiled to the fullest. Her fund has allowed up to help over 200 cats with a cancer diagnosis. Says her Mom Brandi, "Her memory lives on in the cats she is able to spoil now. She would have it no other way. We love you, Mags."

Roo! The reason this Foundation was created!

Almond the rat received a specialized rat cancer care package from us. Our Care Package Director did a great job researching what rats love! Isn't Almond gorgeous?

Turbo. Sweet Turbo, the singing pittie, recently lost his cancer battle, but not before inspiring SO many others. He lost a leg to cancer, which never stopped him and we have supported his family during all these difficult times. They are Roo Family for life.

Rhett, a gorgeous cat, had his toe amputated to get rid of his cancer and we were able to cover his bills. Says his mom, "We had 3 years with him that we may not have had if not for the help of your organization. Thank you." -The Burgner Family

Don't miss the TINY Lil' Thump, the first Guinea Pig that we ever helped came via Newman Nation: Senior Pets United. He passed away in 2021, but we were able to help give him the good life even with a cancer diagnosis, including a customized care package!

Theo (center front) left a legacy. Found in rough shape in a Walmart parking lot, the Leech family nursed him back to health. Unfortunately, he had masses everywhere and after living out the end of his life so spoiled, he passed away. We have raised close to $15,000 in his honor in our partnership with Pet Supplies Plus.

Scout, the horse and his owner Augusta reached out for help with his cancer diagnosis. We were able to assist. This past summer, Augusta passed away in a car accident. In her memory, her Mom had donations come to Live Like Roo. It seems only proper to include Scout in our logo. Scout did lose his battle with cancer a year before Augusta passed. Such a tough story, but we are honored to include the gorgeous horse in our logo. From her mom Kerri, "Your generosity gave Augusta some hope for him. What you do really matters. We will always be grateful to you."

There is that HOPE theme again.


It is such an honor to help so many and to use Choose Hope as a mantra. Sometimes hope is the most important thing in a cancer diagnosis.


Thank you Carrillo Art Studios for this incredible work.