Our vision is to have a just world where all injured animals have access to care for a better future.

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project GO

Founded by a like-minded group of compassionate individuals with varied experience who recognized a need to provide necessary, but most times unavailable, care for injured service animals, exotics and rescues.

Project GO began as a dream of Dr. Sherman Canapp in 2005, and was fully realized in 2016. Over the ten years of clinical practice, Dr. Canapp regularly received requests from working dog organizations and shelter and rescue organizations with limited funding to help injured animals. He also saw the opportunity to provide veterinary medical care on a larger scale for injured animals. Dr. Canapp recognized that the decision to forego advanced veterinary care was often based on financial need of these organizations, and resulted in animals not receiving immediate, proper veterinary care for injuries. With the help of a team of passionate individuals dedicated to helping animals in need, the dream came true and Project GO became a reality.

Project GO is solely reliant on your donations when providing financial assistance for animals in need. Your donations help to ensure funding is available to working dogs, K-9 units, search and rescue groups, animal sanctuaries, and shelter and rescue organizations with dire financial restraints. Without your continued donations and support, financial aid for these animals cannot be provided by Project GO.

our mission

To provide funding for cutting-edge clinical care to injured animals worldwide via orthopedic and neurological services, education and training of veterinary healthcare professionals, injury prevention coaching for owners, handlers and trainers and, cultivation of lifesaving breakthroughs.


project GO has established a number of short, mid and long-term goals to achieve our mission.


Featured Case Studies

Jen and Sophie live in Yorktown, VA and are volunteer members of Greater Atlantic K9 Search and Rescue (GARD K9SAR), based out of the Hampton Roads area. Sophie is a 4 yr old german shepherd, who is only 2 tests away from completing her certification for the Commonwealth of Virginia/Virginia Department of Emergency management as a Live-find Wilderness Search and Rescue dog. Testing is currently on hold while Sophie undergoes physical therapy and treatment for fibrotic myopathy. Jen has been a K9 search and rescue handler since 1993 (for teams in Utah, Arizona, and now Virginia). Sophie is her 4th German Shepherd.


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