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Pet Peace of Mind

Since 2004, the Banfield Charitable Trust (BCT) has been working to keep pets and their people together through a program called, Pet Peace of Mind.The program recognizes and actively supports the unique bond between hospice patients and their Pets. This groundbreaking national program enables not-for-profit hospice patients to keep their pets at home with them throughout their end-of-life journey.  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 are not 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.

Goal: To provide patients with the assurance that we understand the role of their animal companion in contributing to their emotional and spiritual well being.

Purpose: To recognize and actively support the relationship between our patients and their pets during their time in hospice. 

Pet Peace of Mind offer: based on need and availble resources.

  • Assistance with pet food and cat litter

  • Routine veterinarian care for pet health, which can reduce patient stress

  • Transportation to veterinarian appointments

  • Spaying and neutering assistance

  • Pet boarding or sitting in case of patient hospitalization

  • Flea and tick treatment, grooming

  • Pain and comfort medications for elderly pets

  • Volunteer recruitment and training for pet foster homes or temporary housing

  • Pet transportation to nursing facilities to visit owners

This program is not only an exciting service offered to our patients, but truly conveys the value system of our organization, which values the whole person and what is important to the patient and their family. This program is solely funded by donations and all gifts must be designated to the Pet Peace of Mind Program.