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Pet Peace of Mind

Community Hospice is a non-profit organization that provides end-of-life services to patients and families in need.  Community Hospice has been chosen by The Banfield Charitable Trust to be one of the only hospices in our area authorized to conduct the Pet Peace of Mind program.

What is Pet Peace of Mind?

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. A groundbreaking national program, Pet Peace of Mind, enables hospice patients to keep their pets at home throughout their end of life journey.

Service Includes:
Pet walking/exercise/playing
Transportation to vet or groomers
Assistance with pet food, when available

Pet Peace of Mind Coordination

Soon after admission to hospice, patients are contacted by a Volunteer Coordinator who will assess patient and family needs and share how Pet Peace of Mind may benefit them. If you are interested, the information will be gathered about your pet and volunteers will then be assigned to visiting/assisting with your pet(s). 

Pet Peace of Mind Program Cost

There is no cost to the patient for participating in the program, other than any direct costs for veterinary visits or groomers. Ongoing materials, supplies, equipment, and coordination will come from donations and local funding sources.

For more information or to become a Pet Peace of Mind Volunteer, call Heather Kane-
Pet Services Volunteer Coordinator 234-575-0164 or email Aimee at hkane@myhospice.org