Sharon shared her concern that the dogs hadn’t been groomed in some time. Alicia Lawler, Senior Volunteer Coordinator and Pet Peace of Mind Program Coordinator assured Sharon that PPoM would be able to get the dogs groomed. She also took this opportunity to find out if Sharon had a plan for Shelby and Yogi after she died.
“Part of the Pet Peace of Mind program is to determine what happens next when a patient either can no longer take care of their animals or if they pass away,” says Alicia.
Sharon was very realistic about the time she had left and had arranged for her sister Diana to take the dogs after she died. She was comforted knowing that Diana, who also has a miniature Yorkie, would be there for the dogs and give them the same love and care that she provided.
Sharon’s family arranged to have Shelby and Yogi visit her at the care center as often as possible. Her final visit with the dogs was filled with joy, laughter, and love.
A new video, "Program for the Love of Pets," is part of the Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice campaign which was created to help people understand the many things that hospice and palliative care can do.
|Sharon with one of her beloved miniature Yorkshire Terriers.|