Helping a beloved pet remain with loved ones when they need her most

Here is a heartwarming story from our partner, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, in Bluffton, South Carolina. "The staff enjoyed visiting with sweet little Cocoa, a Pomeranian belonging to one of our patients.  Cocoa's family was facing struggle and hardship. Both her owner's husband and brother had been diagnosed with terminal illnesses in a short period [...]

August 15th, 2017|Stories|

New Pet Peace of Mind Program Partners with Vet Schools

  New Pet Peace of Mind Program Partners with Vet Schools Pet Peace of Mind is launching a new athletic fundraising channel to support the organization.  Team Pet Peace of Mind is driven by Pet Peace of Mind Board Member Dr. Mia Cary, Chief Collaboration Officer at the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC). “We are engaging veterinary [...]

August 8th, 2017|Stories|

Help us Bark the Vote!

  Pet Peace of Mind Selected as Finalist in National Competition Pet Peace of Mind has been selected as one of three finalists in the nonprofit category for the 2017 Veterinary Innovation Council’s VIC Innovation Awards.  The goals of this award program are to recognize, cultivate, and celebrate innovation in the veterinary profession and animal [...]

August 8th, 2017|Stories|

A purrfect outcome for a determined patient

This wonderful story from PPOM partner, Iowa City Hospice, demonstrates the power of the PPOM network and how advanced planning plays a vital role in meeting a patient’s needs.  When our patient, Michael, was admitted to Iowa City Hospice his primary concern was clear:  the future welfare of his beloved cats, Tad and Blessing. Being [...]

August 8th, 2017|Stories|

Savannah PPOM volunteers make a young man’s dream come true

Photo credit: Vanessa Deshpande We recently received this wonderful story from our Pet Peace of Mind partner, Hospice Savannah in Savannah, GA.  "Every now and then we provide weddings for our patients. In a very short time, working with our volunteers, we made a young man’s dreams come true. A 41-year-old patient’s wish was [...]

July 28th, 2017|Stories|

Hospice Volunteer Helps Patient Preserve Bond with Pet

Jake Bohannan works full-time and is studying for medical school entrance exams. Wanting to help patients and families, he became a hospice volunteer for TrustBridge Hospice in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, Florida. His Pet Peace of Mind assignment brought him into the lives of Savannah, Harry, and Rita Weishaar.  As Harry’s illness progressed, his [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Stories|

Pet Peace of Mind is a gift for my dog – and for me

By Elizabeth Pawlak When I began home hospice with JourneyCare a year ago, I did not expect that I had much time left due to my end-stage COPD. One of my top concerns was my pitbull, Coal. I rescued her from a shelter as a 6- month-old puppy, and she has been my constant companion [...]

September 27th, 2016|Stories|

Pet Peace of Mind Helps Sharon Spend Final Hours with Her Dogs

When Sharon went on hospice, one of her greatest concerns was being able to spend her remaining days with her treasured pets, Shelby and Yogi.    Watch this compelling video produced by our friends at National Hospice & Palliative Care Association to see how our program partner, Suncoast Hospice, made Sharon's wish come true.   [...]

April 20th, 2016|Stories|

Pet Peace of Mind is the focus of the newest video from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Pet Peace of Mind is the focus of the newest video from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s public awareness campaign, “Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice.”Cornerstone Hospice patient Donna Sarner – featured in the video – is 68 years-old and lives in a small, rural town in Central Florida. She has late-stage [...]

March 28th, 2016|Stories|