Naniboujou is a big dog with a big heart and a big life. Linda and Paul Schutt adopted Nani, a Newfoundland-golden mix, from a Colorado animal shelter. Challenged by chronic health issues, Nani inspires those around her to do what they can to help shelter animals and advance veterinary research to improve animal care. To honor her and her veterinary team at Colorado State University, the Schutts established two funds. Naniboujou’s Legacy for Saving Animals in Shelters Through Teaching gives shelter animals a second chance at a forever home. Veterinarians perform lifesaving surgeries for shelter animals at a fraction of normal cost while veterinary students observe and learn. Naniboujou’s Research Legacy for Companion Animals and Wildlife supports clinical studies related to gastrointestinal disease (the most common reason dogs visit the veterinarian) and other chronic conditions. Lead investigator Dr. Craig Webb researches the efficacy of fat-derived adult stem cells and probiotics as novel treatments. Dr. Webb’s studies benefit companion animals and wildlife, including endangered animals such as the Sumatran tiger.