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Iowa City Hospice

Pet Peace of Mind

What is Pet Peace of Mind?

This groundbreaking national program enables patients to keep their pets at home with them throughout their end of life journey.  It’s the little things that often are neglected when a family is coping with a terminal illness.  The bills might not be paid on time, the car might not get washed; the yard might not be mowed and the flowers might not get watered.

Pet Peace of Mind ensures that the family’s animals are not among the responsibilities that are neglected.  Whether they are furry, feathered or finned, your pets will get the same kind of loving care you’ve always given them with the help of Iowa City Hospice’s specially trained volunteers.

If you are a hospice patient or caregiver and need some extra help caring for the animal members of your household, please inform your nurse, social worker, hospice aide, music therapist or chaplain.  They will be happy to take your request and connect you to our volunteer program coordinator!

Pet Peace of Mind provides helping hands and financial assistance so that caring volunteers are able to help patients with pet care needs.  With this loving support, patients are able to complete their end of life journeys without worrying about their pet’s current or future needs.  For more than 30 years, Iowa City Hospice has been caring for patients and their families in Iowa City and surrounding communities.  Our philosophy has always been that everyone deserves the best end-of-life care!