Emma Loves Dogs

If you are looking for other ways to get involved or know an individual or organization in need of funding, we would love to hear from you!

Email: info@emmalovesdogs.org

Address: PO Box 230 | Hartland, WI 53029

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About Us

The mission of Emma Loves Dogs is to provide financial assistance to organizations that share Emma’s passion for helping animals, such as police K9 units and non-kill animal shelters.

Emma's Story

Emma Mertens is an 8 year old girl from Hartland, WI, who is battling a DIPG Brain Tumor.


Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a type of tumor that starts in the brain stem, the part of the brain just above the back of the neck and connected to the spine. The brain stem controls breathing, heart rate and the nerves and muscles that help us see, hear, walk, talk and eat. Unfortunately, the survival rate for DIPG remains very low. At this time there is no cure for this tumor. Emma was diagnosed in early 2019 and has fought to live her life to the fullest everyday. To read more about her story, click here.

Emma has a passion for animals, especially dogs. Emma also loves helping others and, in lieu of gifts, has asked for donations to local animal shelters for past birthdays. This year we are taking that to a whole new level and launching the Emma Loves Dogs Foundation.

Emma received this award for her contribution to the Humane Society.

Emma was made an honorary member of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handlers Association

Emma has a passion for animals (especially dogs) & loves helping others. This year for her 8th birthday, she wants to help as many animals as possible. Our goal is to make that happen.

Our Mission

The mission of Emma Loves Dogs is to provide financial assistance to those in need that share Emma’s passion for helping animals.


Our Impact

Our goal for Emma Loves Dogs is to raise $500,000 to fulfill Emma's wishes.

Looking For Funding?

Organizations that fit our criteria (such as police K9 units or non-kill animal shelters) that are in need of funding are invited to apply with the form below.

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