Your just doctor gave you the prognosis for your companion animal and your time together is shorter than you’d hoped. This is difficult news and it’s hard to know what to ask when you hear it.
As a Companion Animal, End-of-Life Doula/Coach I help you create a CARE PLAN for your animal’s continued care and wellbeing. This plan includes a checklist specifically for your animal’s health-check, wellbeing and quality of life.
A companion animal end-of-life doula and spiritual life coach is a nonmedical support person who provides nonjudgmental, holistic support to those whose pets are nearing the end of life. Together we help your animal feel safe and calm.
Your CARE PLAN can include a number of services.
My training and experience
As someone who has worked with shelter and rescue animals for many years, and has had many animals share my life, this work has been a natural progression for me.
I trained as a veterinary assistant and was the operations manager at an animal shelter for years. Under the directions of shelter veterinarians, I administered the day-to-day medical care of the animals at the shelter—something that is also part of my own life with my senior animals.
I am a certified Companion Animal End-of-Life Doula and a member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
I am a certified Spiritual Life Coach and have a BA from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Why did I choose this work?
I have suffered the deep grief of losing an animal companion. Over and over again. I’ve lost many of my animal family through the years and understand how much pain you are experiencing.
The questions and decisions after a terminal diagnosis are long and varied. Is hospice care an option for my animal? How much will it cost? How do I cope with the grief? How can I create sacred space around my dying friend?
Preparing for the loss of your best friend is extraordinarily painful and I want to help you and your animal through this important final journey. As a Companion Animal End-of-Life Coach both your animal and you are my clients. Let’s create a safe and sacred space for you both in this time of sadness.
You have many questions. Schedule a consultation with me. Death doula support services for companion animal dying, death, planning, and aftercare are created and customized following a 60-minute consultation session where together we determine what services best fit your needs. A customized CARE PLAN is then created for you and your companion animal based on which services you are seeking.
Initial Consultation 60-minute online 1:1 session: $75 (via phone or Zoom)
Before meeting, I will send an Agreements & Understanding Form that shares more about the ethics underlying each approach as well as policies, and once that has been understood, agreed to, & returned by you, we will schedule our first session together. I do not issue refunds, but if you need to reschedule at any time, you can apply payment for that session to any rescheduled future session.