Hope's Pet Program

pet therapy

Pets have a special way of showing unconditional love and uplifting spirits, no matter what the circumstances. Interaction with animals promotes many therapeutic benefits, such as:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Easing physical and emotional pain
  • Improving memory
  • Reducing stress

Hope volunteer pets are professionally reviewed prior to acceptance into the pet visitor program. Whether at home, in an assisted living facility, in a nursing home or in a Hope Hospice House, volunteer pets and their owners create smiles, laughter, and peace of mind for all involved.

Hope Pet CareSupport for Individuals with Pets

We know that pets are special to the people in our care. These furry family members provide unconditional love, comfort and companionship. But when coping with a serious illness, the physical and financial responsibilities of pet care can be challenging.

Through the generosity of our donors and grants from the community, Hope can now assist with necessary services to keep hospice patients and their pets together. Our services include:

Pet Supplies • Exercise & Walks • Transportation • Veterinary Care • Temporary Boarding

How Can You Support Hope's Pet Program? 

  • Donate Online to provide pet visitors and to keep pets safely at home with their owners
  • View our blog for photos, success stories and adoption opportunities
  • Tell your friends about Hope's Pet Program - help spread the word!