Hospice Care

Hospice care is offered exclusively to Affinity clients.

If you are unable to be by your pet’s side at the end, we can be there for you, with love and compassion.

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

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Pet Loss Support Groups

Losing a pet is losing a companion. Animals enhance our lives in so many ways, that when they are no longer with us, the loss that is felt can be insurmountable. Not everyone understands this, and sometimes it’s hard to talk to family and friends when we are looking for comfort. The following groups meet just for that purpose; to provide a safe, respectful environment with others going through the same thing.

  • Bridges meets at the Animal Care Center in Rohnert Park, every Monday evening at 6:30 pm for an hour. It is professionally facilitated by licensed family therapists. The ACC is located at 6470 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928. tel: 707 527-2788.
  • Pet Loss Support Group, sponsored by REVMA (Redwood Empire Veterinary Medical Assn.) meets every Tuesday, from 7:30 – 8:30 pm, at Dr. Robert Baron’s office, located at 576 B Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. tel: 707 527-9330.

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