|Pet Peace of Mind|
As pet lovers, we have all had the experience of our pet understanding when something was wrong, or sensing when we weren't feeling well. They comfort us, they ease our tension, they reduce our fear-- they love us no matter what. We can only try to imagine how much more significant this unique bond is for hospice patients. For many in hospice care, their physical condition leads to a decrease of previously enjoyed social opportunities and relationships. Pets offer unconditional love and acceptance, comfort and companionship when it's needed most - when friends and family aren't seen as frequently, or when words are too hard to say.
Unfortunately, many people in hospice care are also physically or financially unable to care for their pets. Simple tasks like feeding, walking, grooming, or trips to the veterinarian are difficult, if not impossible. Pet Peace of Mind allows hospice patients to complete their end-of-life journey with the comfort and companionship of their pet, without worrying about their pet's current or future needs.
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available within Pet Peace of Mind, including in-home support with our clients, assisting with sponsorships and donations, providing foster care for pets, office support, and special events and community outreach. There truly is something for everyone! For a detailed look at these opportunities, please click here .
Hospice SLO is proud to provide this groundbreaking service to our community through a grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust, and our corporate sponsors and donors who believe in the significant and unique bond we have with our pets.
To make a donation using PayPal, click on the button below:
Click on the PayPal "Donate" icon above. Once you reach the PayPal website, enter the amount to donate and click on "Update Totals". You do not need a PayPal account in order to donate via PayPal. In the lower left of the PayPal page, you will see: "Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account (where available)". Click "Continue" then enter your credit card information and complete the transaction.
To download a donation form in Word format, click here.
Pet Peace of Mind made possible through Grants, Sponsorships, and Donations
|If you need help coping with a loss, caring for a seriously ill loved one, or dealing with your own mortality, please call us at 805.544.2266 or 805.434.1164. We're here to help.|