Does your loved one have a pet as a loving companion? We recognize the importance of this unique bond, as well as a pet’s distinct ability to bring comfort and a smile. Keeping your loved one and their pet together during this profound time is a top priority.
Pet Peace of Mind®. This meaningful program ensures that the bond between a patient and their pet remains unbroken. The program provides financial assistance for pet food, routine veterinary care and pet boarding, if needed. In addition, our volunteers can help with walking, feeding and transportation to veterinary appointments. If, or when a new home must be found for a pet, we can assist with adoption services as well. The Pet Peace of Mind project started as a collaboration between Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care and Banfield Charitable Trust. Currently the program is funded by The Rosemary Billquist Memorial Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. We were among the first hospice providers in New York State to join this collaboration.
Pet Therapy. Sometimes a wet kiss from one of our therapy dogs is just the right remedy to lift your spirits. Our therapy dogs are specially trained and friendly. They are pros at cheering up families and kids with their unconditional love.