Offering comfort to loved ones during a difficult time

This week, we share a story from Pet Peace of Mind partner, Hospice Savannah in Savannah, GA.  "Mr. F. was a 61-year-old father and home-care patient who was eventually admitted to our inpatient facility for acute symptoms. Volunteer coordinator Christy Fulcher invited his family to bring their German Shepherd, Sadie to spend time with the patient. [...]

September 8th, 2017|Stories|

A Life of Grace

We share a heartfelt story from our Pet Peace of Mind partner, Hospice of San Luis Obispo County, about a client's pet named Gracie. Gracie's human mom was diagnosed with cancer and became too ill to take care of Gracie. She requested a PPOM volunteer to assist with walking Gracie and other tasks. Eventually Gracie’s mom [...]

August 31st, 2017|Stories|

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|