Pets are important and loving companions to many of our patients. We recognize the importance of this unique bond, as well as their unique ability to make a grieving child smile.
Pet Peace of Mind®
Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care was among the first hospice providers in New York State to join the Pet Peace of Mind® project of the Banfield Charitable Trust. This unique collaboration allows us to insure that the bond between a patient and pet remains unbroken. The program provides financial assistance for pet food, routine veterinary care and pet boarding. In addition, our volunteers can help with walking, feeding and transportation to veterinary appointments. If and when a new home must be found for a pet, we can assist with adoption services as well.
Sometimes a wet kiss from Trixie, one of several of our therapy dogs, is just the right remedy for the blues. Our therapy dogs are screened and friendly. They are pros at cheering up our families with their unconditional love.