Category: The Hoss Fund

Official Plans for “The Hoss Fund”

As many of you know, Hoss did not live to spend all the funds that were donated for his medical needs. At the time of his passing, after paying for his X-Rays, vet visits, euthanasia and cremation (his food and his giant foam bed were paid for by TASP and his foster family), the Hoss Fund contained enough money for TASP to keep the account open, to be officially turned into a memorial fund for giant breed (over 80lbs.) dogs in crisis. Since then, thanks to a generous donor angel who loves giants, the Hoss fund has continued its mission of helping XL dogs get the care they need to get healthy and safe.


Hoss was generous in size and in soul and his memory can be appropriately honored and immortalized through offering help to other giant dogs who, like him, need special assistance to prevent their suffering.

Anyone who wishes for their donations to be specifically applied to this purpose is welcome to do so through the Hoss Fund, by simply adding a note on their check, letter, Paypal or Givebutter donation, indicating it is for Hoss’s Fund.

As always, 100% of all donations will be applied to the animals, as we are a 100% volunteer organization. Thanks for caring about Hoss and for all the giants out there.

To date, The Hoss Fund has helped save ELEVEN giant breed dogs: 214lb. Tinkerbell, big, beautiful Izza, service dog, Maia, Chief the giant GSD, King James the handsomest Cane Corso ever, Maybelline the Neopolitan Mastif, Buddy, the gentle giant Chocolate Lab mix, Blossom the sugar-pop English Mastiff, Noah the gentle-giant Golden Retriever, Max the Rottweiller, and Mocha the Leonberger. Some of these are owned dogs who came to us for help with veterinary care; others were brought into our Bright Futures foster and adoption program so they could receive the extra-special TLC they needed to find their just-right home. We are happy to report ALL these generously proportioned canines are now Living Large with their families thanks to contributions made specifically to the Hoss Fund for Giant Breed Dogs! Wouldn’t Hoss be proud?

If giant dogs are a particular interest of yours and you wish for your donation to TASP to be applied specifically to the care and support of the bigguns, please just mark your check, Paypal or Givebutter donation, “Hoss Fund,” or just say it’s “For the Giants!”

Can You Help Hoss?

HossMy name is Hoss. I am a very large 3 year old Great Dane. I was born with wobbler’s syndrome. It’s caused by compression in my spine, near my neck. My wobbler’s causes me to randomly lose control of my feet and legs, so I walk funny and I fall alot. As if that weren’t bad enough, my owners were taken me on July 4, 2013. The animal support project brought me into their program the very next afternoon. They are helping my heart heal from the sadness of losing my family.and they are trying to help me obtain the veterinary assistance I need to overcome my disability.

I will need to have some tests, including an MRI, to determine whether I am a good candidate for surgery to repair my spine, relieve my pain and help me live a normal life.

Hoss' X-rayThe tests will cost a lot of money and the surgery will cost even more. But it’s my best chance for a future. Without surgery, I will soon have to leave this world of pain through the mercy of euthanasia. I am a good, gentle boy who loves everyone. I love to snuggle and kiss and place my giant head in your arms. I am clean in the house and kind to the little ones. I am not ready to die.

Can you help the animal support project raise the funds to pay for my veterinary needs? If you care and if you can spare a dollar or more, could you please donate to hoss’s fund? Every penny you donate will be applied to my vet bills because the Animal Support Project people are all unpaid volunteers who are doing this because they love me.

The Animal Support Project is opening a special account at First Niagara bank (FNFG) for me. You can donate to my fund through PayPal or Razoo or you can mail a check to:
Hoss’s Fund,
c/o The Animal Support Project
PO Box 68
Cropseyville, NY 12052

If you have questions about me or my situation, you can call: 518-727-8591

For More information on how Hoss came to TASP click on WTEN banner below

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