about the nccf


FACT: Cancer affects one of every three dogs. Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs. 


2011 - 2017


2004 - 2016

in memory of

NorCal Chapter, National Canine Cancer Foundation

Find your inner power by helping others


​​Our members of the NorCal & SoCal Chapters of the NCCF proudly volunteers their time in many events such as local street fairs, dog walks, parades, art & wine walks, pet conventions, etc. Both chapters offer a variety of official NCCF items like t-shirts, hoodies, hats and more. Take pride in knowing that each NCCF merchandise purchase is a 100% donation to the foundation. Together, we are the cure!


Awarded the title of NorCal Chapter of the National Canine Cancer Foundation, The Vintage Owl specializes in refurbishing select vintage and antique furniture using a little bit of modern creativity and shabby chic designs. Our program was designed specifically to support...


The Story Behind Our Adventure

My name is Laurie and on June 21st, 2006 my 10.5 year old Rottweiler "Mika" lost his battle with canine cancer. This was a devastating time in my life, and it affected me and my family in many ways. There hasn't been a day that's gone by without some type of memory, so my family and I decided to make use of our spare time and make a difference! By developing this project, we're saving the planet from unwanted items that eventually become landfill or curbside waste, while supporting a very important cause. Then it happened... Without any notice, on June 10th, 2016 we lost our beloved 12 year old Rottweiler "Baron" to Osteocarcoma. The following summer, we lost "Keizo" who had just turned 6 years old a few days earlier to spleen cancer and Lymphoma. The pain and heaviness felt inside was a reminder of why we began our journey with the NCCF through our boutique, The Vintage Owl. Losing our 2nd and 3rd dogs to cancer has empowered me to reach further and work even harder to try and save lives. I am very proud to say we have recently added a Southern California Chapter and will be hosting annual fund raising events in the Orange County and San Diego areas. Join us in the fight! Donate your unwanted furniture items and let's make a difference together! 


Help save lives

by shopping at our boutique!

Help spread awareness by joining our team! Being a part of our local chapter allows you to get involved and support dogs in need. As a member you would have the option of attending various annual events to assist in our booth to help raise funds for our program.

The Vintage Owl is located in historic downtown Benicia, California. We offer a wide variety of customized painted furniture to spice up any room in your home. But there's more! We also offer interior decorating services and proud to say we donate a portion of of every sale to the National Canine Cancer Foundation to help support the fight against canine cancer! We also carry official NCCF merchandise which is a 100% donation. Covid-19 Update: Due to the pandemic safety restrictions, we are available online and by appointment only. You can also make a private donation to the NCCF by clicking the link above. Thank you!



1996 - 2006

  • Minimize landfill & curb-side waste
  • Transform history into something new
  • Change an idea into a conversation piece
  • Raise funds to research canine cancer
  • To educate and spread awareness
  • To help find a cure & save lives!