The Pet Peace of Mind Program of the Year Award recognizes the exemplary work of one partner demonstrating leadership, innovation, and significant effort to preserving the human-animal bond for their patients when they become too ill to manage their pet’s needs.
Hospice of Humboldt, serving a remote area covering over 3,500 square miles, was one of the first Pet Peace of Mind partners when they launched in 2009. Due to the pandemic, they ceased all volunteer-driven programs except providing for emergency veterinary needs. When they returned to full operational status, Pet Peace of Mind was one of the first programs to be restored in its entirety.
“The longevity and steadfastness of their program is remarkable and demonstrates the importance they place on the program to help patients with a critical service which provides comfort and support,” said Dianne McGill, President of Pet Peace of Mind. “We congratulate Hospice of Humboldt for their outstanding commitment to their Pet Peace of Mind program.”
Pet Peace of Mind’s purpose is to enrich the quality of life for seriously ill patients and the pets they love. Pet Peace of Mind (PPOM) supports the human animal bond by training human healthcare organizations to build robust volunteer-driven programs to help patients preserve the bond with their pets.
About Pet Peace of Mind
Pet Peace of Mind is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Salem, Oregon. Since 2009, we have partnered with hospice, home health care organizations, and hospitals to enrich the quality of life and well-being of their patients by providing programming to help care for the pets they love. Our program provides a turnkey approach to help healthcare partners establish a local program to train volunteers to help patients with their pet care needs. Our vision is to ensure every critically ill patient has the support they need to maintain the loving bond with their pets and that no pet is left homeless after the passing of their human companion.