Dale and Jodi Clock adopted Ernie in July of 2007. They had been looking for a second therapy dog for their funeral home, as Max, their then therapy dog, was both getting older and being requested to be present at our other locations. It was their hope that Max would have been able to act as a mentor to Ernie and assist with showing him the … [Read more...] about Ernie: A Funeral Home Therapy Dog’s Story of Love & Service
Animal palliative care and pet hospice is a new concept for many pet parents. As people, when we reach the end stages of our life, it’s become normal practice in the medical community to transition from treatment, to quality of life care and pain management. This is often referred to as palliative care. In the pet world, this type of care is just … [Read more...] about Animal Hospice Extends Pets Life
Did you know July 5th is one of the busiest days for animal shelters and governmental animal control facilities? (Dogtime.com) Not only does intake and occupancy increase, sadly so do the amount of pets who die unnecessarily from a preventable accident. Like all golden retrievers, Sophie loved playing in the water. She had been at the beach all … [Read more...] about A Lost Pet Named Sophie
What is the one thing that is uniquely yours or your pet's that no person or other pet has? Your thumb or paw print! Did you know that you can engrave not only a person’s thumb, hand or foot print, but your pet’s paw, hoof or even beak/claw print on a piece of jewelry? Hospitals take an ink print of a newborn’s hand or foot then place it in on the … [Read more...] about What is the one thing that is truly yours?
Let's face it, no one wants to make the decision to euthanize their pet, however, if you can make a plan for it ahead of time, the overall experience will be a more positive one for both you and your pet. As responsible pet parents we make sure our animals have all of their vaccines, receive regular exercise and even make sure that their dietary … [Read more...] about Plan in Advance for Euthanasia
As responsible adults, we try to plan for life’s unexpected events. We purchase all kinds of insurance, many of us even have pet insurance. Why? Because we want to want to make sure that if the unforeseen happens either those we leave behind are financially solvent or that we have the resources to recover. In fact, it's become common practice to … [Read more...] about In Case of Emergency – Protect Your Pet!