Wally's Canine Epilepsy Foundation

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Our Mission



Wally’s Canine Epilepsy Foundation sole purpose is to assist humans who have canines diagnosed with epilepsy, and dog rescue and animal shelters, in paying for epileptic medications and treatments, and to assist researchers in finding a cure for epilepsy.

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Start finding others in the Canine Epilepsy Community who can assist in many ways

  • Paying for epilepsy medications
  • Paying for veterinarian services
  • Helping to rehome epileptic dogs
  • Sponsoring epileptic dogs in shelters

Dorothy Willis Rafferty is the gold standard amidst the canine epilepsy community. in North America. And I am proud to call her friend and mentor.. In addition to all she does she also mom to five Siberian Huskies (including Epi-dog Gibson), author of many articles and books, including What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K9 Epilepsy and EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy. Founder of the #LiveGibStrong K9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign, creator/writer of FiveSibes™ blog (FiveSibes.blogspot.com) & FiveSibes™ website, admin of FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page, host & writer of "The Sibe Vibe" Dog Works Radio Show, and official Purple Day® for Epilepsy Ambassador since 2012. sometimes she gets embarrased and forgets to mention  Author/PhotoJournalist/Radio Show Host/Parent to the FiveSibes™

American Pet Magazine's "Best in Print Author" 2016 & 2015

Named Talent Hounds "Top Dog Books for Kids" List 2015

Hudson Valley Magazine's "Best Author" 2015 & 2016

Dog Writers Association of America's 3-Time  2015 "Excellence" Award Nominee


those in need

Corporate Sponsors


Donated medications and supplies

Unused grocery and gift cards for pharmacies

Cash donations



Rick Selwood

Wally's Dad and Executive Director

Urgent NEEDS


Communications Director Owned by Olivia an epi-dog, and owner of Knotty Toys.

  • Helping with medical bills for epi-dogs in rescue
  • Donating to research universities looking for cures of Canine Epilepsy
  • Providing support and access to education and information


TWF is named after a Saint Bernard, Wally, who had his life cut short from epilepsy. As a tribute to a much beloved dog TWF was established. TWF believes that no family should have to euthanize a beloved family member for financial reasons. And no dog rescue or animal shelter should have to turn a dog away because of the disease, and expense of treatment.

For almost three years, Wally's Canine Epilepsy Foundation (The Wally Foundation or TWF) has devoted its energy to passionately trying to assist those less fortunate financially pay for medical bills, purchase medications, and provide other forms of assistance. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money, time.or materials. .

Meet Our Team