Those who know the love and support of a pet can understand how important that relationship becomes to individuals in hospice care. Through a unique partnership with Hope Hospice, VHS allows patients to enjoy the loving company and comfort of their beloved cats and dogs for as long as possible by providing in-home pet care during this critical time. Then, if no other family member is able to assume guardianship of an animal once the patient dies, VHS takes that pet into our adoption system to find a new forever home.
Pet Loss Support Group
The death of a companion animal can be devastating, sometimes even causing greater pain than the death of a human family member. Guilt over this, or the decision to euthanize a pet, may add to the suffering. The Pet Loss Support Group creates a safe place to share memories, learn the grieving process, and find ideas to memorialize a pet.
- Dates: 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month
- Time: 7 – 8:30 pm
- Location: Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Avenue, Dublin
- To register: Please call (925) 829-8770 or (510) 439-4917 to sign up. There is no fee to attend, but registrants are asked to participate in a phone interview prior to attending.