NorCal Chapter of the National Canine Cancer Foundation

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 Los Angeles 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 Nor Cal boutique


2004 - 2016

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...


about the nccf


in memory of



  • Minimize landfill & curb-side waste
  • Transform history into something new
  • Change an idea into a conversation piece

Find your inner power by helping others

The Vintage Owl is located in historic downtown Benicia, California. Inside our cozy and pet friendly boutique you will find a wide variety of items hand-picked and/or designed by our multiple creative vendors who all take pride in what they have to offer. But there's more! We are proud to say we donate a portion of the proceeds from 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.

Don't have time to shop? You can also make a donation by clicking the link above. Thank you!


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 NorCal & SoCal Chapters of the NCCF proudly volunteers their time in many events such as street fairs, dog walks, parades, wine walks, etc. Both chapters offer official NCCF 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!



2011 - 2017

  • Raise funds to research canine cancer
  • To educate and spread awareness
  • To help find a cure & save lives!


1996 - 2006

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.