Our Perfect Paws Lay Ministers also provide:• Veterinary Companioning for people whose animals are ill, facing surgery or euthanasia.• Pet Loss Bereavement Counseling by our certified Pet Bereavement Counselor.• Certified Dog Therapy Team support(Dog B.O.N.E.S. Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts), providing nurturing, emotional and therapeutic support to nursing facilities, hospitals, rehab centers, schools, libraries, and groups dealing with stress, trauma or emotional crisis. We offer compassionate community support and pet loss bereavement counseling as well as companioning through those very hard times.
Our mission:•To offer a warm, caring empathetic community for humans and their companion animals in times of joy and sadness, providing comfort and companioning through life transitions, including animal adoptions, fostering, rescue, trauma, illness and euthanasia. •To minister to people of all faiths, and their beloved animal companions, by providing creative, worship -- including blessings, celebratory and healing prayers, and animal end of life acknowledgements -- as well as veterinary care companioning and pet loss bereavement, as we foster an attitude of joy and gratitude for all creation. •To initiate and oversee collaboration with local, nonprofit animal welfare, rescue, shelter and foster organizations in order to facilitate cooperation, and share information and resources among them, so that humans and their beloved animal companions may know where to access and receive the essential animal-related assistance they need, seek and deserve.•To work with our companion animals through our outreach program of Therapy Dogs, to provide love, comfort and companionship to all who seek it.
Celebrating the love and respect of all
creatures in creation.
Our priest, The Rev. Marya DeCarlen officiates a service.