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cameo-blogBrightHaven is unique because of the way we work and the results we get. It’s all about living well, in an optimal state of balance, through the last breath!

Our education program is designed to lead the user through BrightHaven’s Menu for Healing for the best quality of life at all life stages.

Founders Gail and Richard Pope convey what they’ve learned since 1990 about supporting animals to live the best life possible and to complete the circle of life in peace and love. They share their experiences, resources and tips gleaned from working with animals of all ages, particularly senior, disabled and chronically ill animals.

Consultations, books and other publications and online learning are key components of our education program, as well as the Quality of Dying Checklist.


Gail, Richard & Bailey
Gail, Richard & Bailey

“Thank you for modeling the way in terms of holistic animal care. I know my life has been transformed because of my time at BrightHaven.”
—Diane H.

“I appreciate your work so much, and I am so grateful that there are such resources after all. God bless you for this work… I know you already know how many of us need this kind of assistance in making the ending days of our beloved companions as rich as they can be.”
—Michael B.

“What you have done for my life, and for the lives of my family, and what you continue to do……… bring peace where there is agony, and wisdom to confusion.”
—Jay B.

“As I left I realised how apt the name BrightHaven is for this special, one of a kind animal sanctuary. It is a haven for these animals no doubt, but the love, care, hope and dedication shines a light so bright that it could not help but move my heart and affect me in a profound way. As I continue to learn more about BrightHaven, its forward vision and the stories of the animal residents I feel truly blessed I was able to visit such an inspiring, thought provoking institution.”
—Carolyn T.