Help Hospice Patients Keep Their Pets

For many hospice patients, keeping their pets near them during the end of life journey and finding homes for their beloved pets after they pass is one of the most important pieces of unfinished business.   

Our Pet Peace of Mind program provides nonprofit hospices with a turnkey approach to help you establish a program to train your volunteers to help patients with their pet care needs. We’ll show you how to deliver help when and where it’s needed, provide funding to get your program off the ground, and provide ongoing support so you’re never going it alone. 

Email us to learn more about our program building services and eligibility requirements.

Pet Peace of Mind®

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People have come to bond with their pets in much the same way they bond with people. Pets are treated and loved like family members and they comfort their owners much like a close friend or relative. It is no wonder then that during one of the most important and challenging life stages — the end-of-life journey — pets can play a critical role.

Unfortunately, as families deal with grief and loss during hospice care, beloved pets may be overlooked or forgotten, or treated as an afterthought by family members unfamiliar with the patient’s bond with a pet. SPCRN is committed to educating hospices about the importance of pets in the lives of hospice patients and helping them support patients and pets in practical ways as they share the end of life journey together.

If you are a nonprofit hospice and want to learn more about Pet Peace of Mind, email us with your questions or request for a phone conversation.

® Pet Peace of Mind is a registered trademark of Senior Pet Care Resource Network.

Be sure to check out our suggestions for pet owners facing hospice care.

Additional resources and tips

How to ensure your pets are cared for

PPOM in the News Winter Haven woman volunteers at Cornerstone Hospice

Orlando Sentinel: Cornerstone Hospice launches program to help care for patients’ pets

CatholicTV: Peace of mind: pet care for patients