"I want to be remembered as a lady who helped the animals." - Betty White Betty White charmed television audiences for decades. Off-screen, she was a champion for animals, as Dr. Dodman recalls when he met her in 1996:

"I was keynote speaker at an event for The Morris Animal Foundation, having just received a grant from the MAF to support a behavioral resident in training at Tufts Veterinary School. Betty White was in the audience. After the talk, she came up and congratulated me, thanking me for “all the good work you do for animals” (as you will see she signed on the plaque). I found her to be warm, personable, very genuine, and definitely an animal welfarist. She loved animals, as we all do at the Center for Canine Behavior Studies. I know she would appreciate the work we do."


Monday, January 17th would have been Betty's 100th birthday, and so came the #BettyWhiteChallenge, encouraging fans to give a $5 (or more!) donation to animal welfare causes in Betty's honor. A $5 gift from all of our members would quickly raise thousands for CCBS, ensuring our research and proactive work continues.

Join us in honoring Betty White's legacy by clicking below:


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The Center for Canine Behavior Studies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping dogs and the people who love them through research, education, and support. World-renowned Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman and the CCBS team combine their decades of experience, knowledge, and cutting edge research to help resolve canine behavior issues that otherwise could lead to relinquishment, or worse.

Any donation amount is appreciated and directly benefits the mission of the Center for Canine Behavior Studies. CCBS is a non-profit, tax exempt public 501(c)(3) corporation (tax ID number 83-0908914) and contributions are tax deductible.

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