What is hospice?

84% of pet guardians refer to themselves as their pet’s “mom or dad,” demonstrating that the deeper the emotional bond, the more intense the grief reaction. Given the strong emotional ties, extending hospice care to terminally ill pets and their families is...

Anticipatory Grief

People can experience a grief response to the loss of a pet similar to the loss of a significant person and that loss has a marked effect on our emotional well being. In order to get past our grief, we must go through it. When your beloved pet is first diagnosed with...

Sit. Stay. Heal

The human-animal bond is powerful among all age groups, so a pet’s loss can be emotional. A growing number of pets are becoming members of the family. What many people these days experience is a relationship with their pet. Therefore, we must make it ok for pet...

Sit. Stay. Heal.

Owners of terminally ill pets are more likely to suffer from stress and symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as poorer quality of life, compared with owners of healthy animals. Nothing can prepare you to hear “your pet has cancer” or another terminal illness....

Implant Initiatives

In free-roaming feral or loosely owned populations of dogs, initially targeting females for sterilization has the most immediate benefit for human community health and safety in rapidly reducing canine population numbers. In addition, female...