Pet Peace of Mind

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Keeping Pets & Their Families Together During Hospice Care

Visiting Nurse recognizes that many patients receiving our care depend upon their pets for unconditional love, acceptance, comfort and companionship when it’s needed most. Pet Peace of Mind, a national program sponsored by the Banfield Charitable Trust, provides helping hands to assist our patients with their pet care needs.  

 

What can Pet Peace of Mind provide?

Pet Peace of Mind provides volunteer pet care services for hospice patients who are unable to care for their pets. 

Services include:

  • Trained volunteers to help with basic in-home pet care (dog walking, grooming, litter box maintenance).
  • Shopping assistance for pet food and cat litter along with flea, tick or heartworm medications.
  • Transport for routine veterinary care including vaccinations, to maintain pet health and decrease patient stress.
  • Guidance in planning for the pet’s placement if the patient’s health declines.
  • Financial aid is available - based on patient need - for basic pet care.
  • For information, please contact Visiting Nurse at (260) 435-3222 or annblue@vnfw.org.

How you can help:

There are many opportunities for you to participate in and help with this groundbreaking program

Volunteer

The success of the Pet Peace of Mind program depends on a dedicated group of passionate volunteers who assist in the care of the pets.  Visiting Nurse provides our volunteers with the required training for this program.  For more information please click.

Make a gift

Your donation helps us provide necessary care for our patient’s pets.

Donations will go toward food, animal care bills and other expenses.

Click here to make your contribution to the Pet Peace of Mind Program.

Partner with us

Visiting Nurse invites local community organizations and businesses to take part in the Pet Peace of Mind Program.  Groomers, veterinarians and boarding facilities are essential in fulfilling the pets’ needs and assisting in volunteer training so pets’ can spend quality time with their loved ones.  If you are interested in partnering with Visiting Nurse for the Pet Peace of Mind program, please contact Visiting Nurse at (260) 435-3222 or annblue@vnfw.org.