Pet Peace of Mind, a program of Banfield Charitable Trust, is designed to help nonprofit hospices keep patients and their pets together during the end-of-life journey. Support for the program also helps hospices find adoptive homes for pets, giving patients peace of mind that their pets will always have loving homes.
Banfield Charitable Trust is working to change the way hospices care for their patients and building a movement within the hospice community that recognizes the pet as an important member of the patient’s family.
For many in hospice care, changes in their physical condition lead to a decrease of previously enjoyed social opportunities and relationships. Their pets offer unconditional love, acceptance, comfort and companionship when it’s needed most – the time when friends and family aren’t seen as frequently or when words are too hard to say.
The Pet Peace of Mind program provides helping hands and financial assistance so that caring volunteers are able to help patients with pet care needs. With this loving support, patients are able to complete their end-of-life journey without worrying about their pet’s current or future needs.
Pet Peace of Mind is available in 23 states and growing. Click here to see a current list of nonprofit hospice partners.