Pet Hospice Resources
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Anthony J. Smith, DVM
Hercules, CA  94547
General Resources
The Nikki Hospice
Foundation for Pets
A plethora of information and support for those considering or involved in
Pet Hospice.
IAAHPC (International
Association of Animal
Hospice & Palliative
The premier organization promoting education about animal end of life care
options.  If you have an ongoing interest in this topic, consider joining as a
Spirits In Transition
Good resource for those looking for information on Pet Hospice, providing
support throughout the process. Especially helpful for those interested in
"natural death (non-euthanasia).
Compassion for Pets
Excellent definitions and basic information on how to approach hospice
care for your pet.
Information on caring for a paralyzed dog.    
Good basic hospice information provided by the American Animal Hospital
Bubbling Well Pet
Memorial Park
Napa. Provides complete aftercare for pets including burial, cremation, etc.
This is our regular partner in providing aftercare services for pets.   
Pet's Rest
Colma.  Provides pet burial and cremation. Has an option of "witnessed"
cremation, where you may observe as your pet's remains are cremated.
Pet's At Peace
San Ramon. Our partner crematory, provides cremation services with a
quick turn around time. Can also provide witnessed cremation with
Monterey Bay Loved
Royal Oaks. Provides complete aftercare for pets including burial and
Local Pet Cemeteries & Crematoria
Some Other Favorite Resources
Senior Pet Products
Provides a variety of products for the senior or compromised pet.
Natural rubber boots that provide traction for dogs with mobility issues.
Handicapped Pets
Provides a variety of supplies for paralyzed pets, including wheelchairs,
diapers, ramps, beds, etc.
K-9 Carts West
Provides mobility carts for paralyzed animals (including short-term rentals)
Sources for Hospice Supplies
(510) 381-3389
Tranquility Pet Care
Provides emergency ambulance services for pets, as well as body pick-up and
aftercare services, when needed.
Healing for Animals
Elizabeth Fulton (Animal Communicator): Be sure to check out the excellent
Resources section which has a lot of great information on all aspects of
animal care and loss.
Creature Comfort
Holistic Veterinary
Provides integrative medicine employing a variety of modalities to treat your
pet's condition, located in Oakland, CA.  
Animal RN
Provides in home pet care and transport for special needs and hospice
animals in the North Bay.
Assisi Institute
Information on animal communication and educational opportunities         
All Paws Holistic
Provides in home holistic pet care including homeopathy, acupuncture, and
nutritional therapy  
Island Pets
Provides general pet sitting and specialized in home medical care for pets in  
Alameda and surrounding areas.
Tonya Perme
Excellent photographer, specializing in pet photography, with real expertise in
end of life portraits. Tonya took most of the photos on our site.