A Practical Way You Can Help Bring Comfort to Dying Animals

A Practical Way You Can Help Bring Comfort to Dying Animals

Melissa recently contacted Gail for a consultation regarding her treasured cat Dexter. About a year and a half ago, he was diagnosed with a cancerous nasal tumor near his right eye. The journey that Dexter and Melissa shared was challenging, and they found Gail’s ongoing animal hospice support extremely helpful. To honor Dexter and to … Read more…

New Book: Walking With My Dog Through (End of) Life

New Book: Walking With My Dog Through (End of) Life

Pet loss, anticipated or otherwise, is often an extremely challenging time for any animal lover. My new book, Walking With My Dog Through (End of) Life, shares how the last few months of a cherished animal’s life can also be a time of many gifts including deepened love and connection, and and transformational life lessons. While … Read more…

Welcome to BrightHaven’s New Online Learning Series!

Welcome to BrightHaven’s New Online Learning Series!

In the The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice series, BrightHaven Co-Founders Gail and Richard Pope are thrilled to share what they’ve learned since 1990 by following the wisdom of the animals. It’s all about living well through the last breath! We’ve partnered with e-trainingfordogs.com to make this material available in an online, self-paced format. BrightHaven … Read more…

My Animal is Dying–Can You Help Me Please?

My Animal is Dying–Can You Help Me Please?

BrightHaven is unique because of the way we work and the results we get. Our Menu for Healing, which is the foundation of our work, focuses on the best quality of life at all stages, all the way to the most peaceful and loving dying process. The goal is to achieve optimal balance of body, … Read more…

Have You Seen Our New Facebook Feature?

Have You Seen Our New Facebook Feature?

As part of our 2016 education program expansion plans of sharing with the community what we’ve learned over the years from BrightHaven’s wise and wonderful animal teachers, we’ve started an exciting new weekly feature on our two Facebook pages. You will learn about holistic medicine and animal hospice the BrightHaven way! What Our New Weekly … Read more…

Celebrating the Life of a BrightHaven Lion

Celebrating the Life of a BrightHaven Lion

Gail Pope’s heartfelt farewell (see below) to Tarka clearly shows BrightHaven’s key tenets, which also apply to animal hospice care: Animals are sentient beings, capable of conscious awareness, feeling and suffering. They deserve an environment and conditions that allow them to achieve a state of well being throughout their entire lives. Animals are always true … Read more…

What a Beautiful Cat Taught Us About Natural Death

What a Beautiful Cat Taught Us About Natural Death

Once again, one of our animals helped to shift our thinking and led us to the natural path of death, which became part of BrightHaven’s Menu for Healing. BrightHaven’s Gail Pope shares Mariah’s story: “In BrightHaven’s early years there was no such thing as natural death for us, as we believed euthanasia was always the … Read more…

The BrightHaven Animals Know All About Love!

The BrightHaven Animals Know All About Love!

This photo of cherished BrightHaven legends Joey (left) and Sammi truly radiates unconditional love. At BrightHaven, we believe that love is such an essential, transformative and powerful healing force, we celebrate it each and every day! The unquestionable understanding of the importance of love to living a full life is but one example of the … Read more…

What Makes BrightHaven So Unique?

What Makes BrightHaven So Unique?

The expansion of our education program is a great time to revisit the foundational principles that make BrightHaven so unique—it’s all about the way we work and the results we get! Our Menu for Healing Since 1990, our approach to animal health and well being has gradually shifted from a completely conventional approach to a … Read more…

New Year, Expanding Education Program–Will You Help?

New Year, Expanding Education Program–Will You Help?

The start of a new year is the perfect time to dream big and focus on exciting goals and priorities. BrightHaven’s primary goal for 2016 is to expand our education program. We wish to share with the community what we’ve learned over the years from our wise and wonderful animal teachers. It’s all about living … Read more…