My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Pet Peace of Mind, Salem, OR, USA
I wish I had known about Pet Peace of Mind in 2007 as I was working with Hospice and my mother was passing away. I didn’t have the capability of taking care of my mother’s loving dog and I didn’t realize how important it was to Mom. Although I didn’t have a resource for help caring for Annie (dog) I found a good and loving home with someone my mother knew. Although, this was a relief to me I know my mother would have been so much happier to have been able to visit with Annie and have her at her side as she passed.
Then I found out about Pet Peace of Mind. Although I have not used them directly I have had the opportunity to help two people that I loved with the knowledge I have about the importance of the pet bond at the end of life because of Pet Peace of Mind.
The next two experiences are intertwined in a matter of two months in 2013: my brother was very ill and in Nevada; and a dear friend was terminal here in Portland. I was caring for my friend’s cat, Lily, as her owner was in hospice. At the same time my brother’s condition worsened and hospice was called in. Luckily I had my very own Pet Peace of Mind friend and neighbor here in Portland. I was back and forth from Portland to NV and my friend cared for Lily when I was out of town. Thank goodness my friend was able to help out, she groomed, fed and loved the cat in my absence and the most important thing she did was take Lily to his bedside. Lily would spread across his body and soothed him during visits. As soon as Lily arrived and spread out lovingly across him he relaxed. He was so comforted by her just snugging up to him at the end.
My brother's experience was similar. Hospice had been with him only a couple of days before he passed on. He loved his pets as much as our mother did. His beloved dog was sleeping at his side by the fireplace and his cat crawled up and sprawled across him and purred. Although he was not awake he was comforted by those two loving pets.