Pet Peace of Mind: Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pet Peace of Mind?
Pet Peace of Mind (PPOM) is a national program that helps keep hospice patients and their pets together throughout patients’ end of life journeys. San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine is the first hospice in San Diego County to provide this program to its patients.
What services are provided?
PPOM provides essential services such as limited vet care, grooming, pet food, dog walking and more, to SDHIPM patients with limited financial or physical resources.
How is PPOM funded?
PPOM began with a grant from Banfield Charitable Trust and is funded entirely through charitable contributions.
How do I make a donation to PPOM?
To donate to the Pet Peace of Mind program click here , call 619-278-6451 or fill out a check payable to San Diego Hospice Foundation and note “Pet Peace of Mind” in the memo field of your check. You may mail the check to San Diego Hospice Foundation, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.
What is a Community Partner?
A Community Partner is an individual, retailer, or organization that offers its pet services or products free of charge or at a discounted rate. Benefits of being a Community Partner include:
- Recognition through SDHIPM social media initiatives such as Facebook, Twitter, and our blog, “The Caregiver’s Corner”. At this time, our Facebook page has 900 friends, our @SanDiegoHospice Twitter handle has nearly 3,300 followers, and our blog has received more than 8,500 unique visitors and nearly 16,000 page views in its first year!
- Mentions in our newsletters, including our printed publication, You Matter, mailed to 25,000 community members each quarter and our electronic newsletter, Volunteer Matters, emailed to more than 600 volunteers.
- Website promotion. We will include logos for our community partners on our site with links back to their websites. We will also provide our PPOM logo for our partners to place on their sites to promote their community involvement.
What is the role of a volunteer?
Volunteers are an instrumental part of the PPOM program and the culture at SDHIPM. Click the following link for responses to frequently asked questions about volunteering .
How is Pet Peace of Mind different from pet therapy/Pawsitive Pals?
PPOM provides services to the patient’s own pet. Through Pawsitive Pals, SDHIPM’s pet therapy program, volunteers take their certified pets to visit patients for therapeutic benefits. You can get more information about our pet therapy program here .