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Pet Peace of Mind

Pet Peace of Mind

For many on 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 is needed most. Pet Peace of Mind, a national program and the only one in Maine, enables hospice patients to keep their pets at home throughout their end of life journey. The programs works to provide pet food, veterinary care, and other pet care needs at no cost to patients. We also have specially trained volunteers to provide in-home pet care assistance when the patient needs help caring for a pet. We will also assist in 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.

The program works through local hospice partners 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.

What Hospice Volunteers can do for you through the Pet Peace of Mind Program:

  • • Exercise, waste removal, and clean-up
  • • Pet Food, litter, flea & tick treatments, heart worm medicine and treats
  • • Transportation to and from the veterinarian and/or groomer
  • • Reduce the financial burden of pet ownership
  • • Help with unfinished business by planning for placement of pets
  • • Care questions

 

Please contact Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County, Inc.’s office for free upcoming Pet Peace of Mind training courses or additional information.