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.