Animal Caregiver Support Program

Why Caregiver Support Matters

Enhancing the Well-being of Your Animal Companion

You say all you want is for “him to be comfortable” or for her to “have a good death.” So you may be wondering, "Why do I need caregiver support?" As a pet owner, your primary goal is to ensure the well-being of your beloved animal companion. But here's the truth: You cannot provide the best care for your pet if you neglect your own needs.

At AHELP Project, our philosophy centers on Caregiver Support and we understand the vital role of caregiver support in caring for a pet. We know that delivering hospice care for your furry friend can bring great rewards and lasting memories. But we have also seen that this intensive caregiving period can be fraught with challenges.

Our "care for the caregiver" approach is designed to help you navigate the twists and turns of the end-of-life journey with resilience and clarity. By providing the necessary support and resources, we empower you to make informed decisions about your pet's veterinary care plan while staying true to your values, goals, and beliefs.

With our support systems in place, you can focus on maximizing your dog or cat's quality of life as new issues arise, increasing tension and standing in the way of your best caregiving. Through our network of Certified Animal Hospice Practitioners, you can access a range of holistic services, such as massage, energy work, and animal communication. These practitioners become valuable Comprehensive Hospice Comfort Care Team members, offering assistance, guidance, and companionship when you need it most.

At AHELP Project, we've got your back. When the focus shifts from cure to comfort, our team will accompany you every step of the way. You don't need to navigate the challenges of end-of-life care alone anymore. Let the AHELP Project become your trusted partner in ensuring the comfort and well-being of your beloved pet.

Comprehensive Hospice Comfort Care Team
"People want the same care for their animal family members as benefitted their human loved ones. Now, the practice of animal hospice and palliative care allows them to do so."

Dr. Amir Shanan, DVM, CHPV
Founder, International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care 
Co-founder, Animal Hospice Group
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian

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Comfort. Choices. Empowerment.

Animal Hospice, End-of-Life and Palliative Care Project


  1. Use the "Get Started Now" button below to access assistance through AHELP's Animal Caregiver Support Program!
  2. Please take a few minutes to complete the short form and tell us how we can be "A Help."
  3. We will call you for a 30-45 minute complimentary phone call.

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Do you need a referral? Learn more about our Professional Network Members, veterinary, animal and family service providers who are invited to join AHELP based upon excellent reputation and have meet our application criteria. We feel comfortable entrusting you to their care because of the many good experiences of families we've helped.  Referrals over email are offered as a community service, available to you on a donations-only basis.

With our interdisciplinary team, our practices are in accordance with the 2013 Guidelines through the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care and those through the American Animal Hospital Association. Consider asking your veterinarian if they offer animal hospice and palliative care and if not, we can partner with them. If you are a veterinarian or service provider, please consider joining our Professional Network.

Please review our Upcoming Events page to learn more about our monthly Animal Caregivers' Support Circle in Seattle. This community service is made available through your donations and formats rotate between comforting, information, and healing workshops. Our facilitators are spiritual or certified pet loss counseling professionals with experience in animal end-of-life care. Also, meet with other caregivers and families that are going through the same process.

Reach out today! Please allow us to make more of a difference with your earlier contact.

Please see the Fees and Pricing page for more on our Comprehensive Care Home Visits and Phone Consultations.

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Animal Caregiver Support
Circle Meetings

Other Resources:
• Read About AHELP and In the Press
• Review Hospice FAQs
• Read Testimonials
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