For many in hospice care, a decline in physical condition impacts a patient’s ability to enjoy socializing and maintaining human relationships over time. Pets often fill that relational void as they offer unconditional love, acceptance, comfort and companionship at a time when it’s needed most. Pet Peace of Mind® , a groundbreaking national program, enables hospice patients to keep their pets at home throughout their end of life journey.
The program works through our local hospice program to provide pet food, veterinary care and other pet care needs at no cost to patients. Pet Peace of Mind® hospice volunteers are specially trained to provide in-home pet care assistance when the patient needs help caring for a pet. Many hospices also assist with re-homing a patient’s pet, should the need arise. With this kind and compassionate support, patients are able to complete their end of life journeys without worrying about their pet’s current or future needs.
How can you help?
Volunteers are needed to work with our hospice patients and their families to assist with pet care and placement. Administrative volunteers are also needed to assist our program manager.
Your donations of money, service and supplies will help reach our goal of being able to help all of our patients and pets in need of services.