Unique BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary Facing Closure!

Unique BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary Facing Closure!

Losing BrightHaven’s one-of-a-kind animal sanctuary due to unexpected financial challenges will be a great loss to the community and the many more animals who would have been served by our work, in addition to the significant negative impact closure will have on current animal residents. Since 1990, unwanted, old, disabled and chronically ill animals have … Read more…

2016 Was Exciting Year for BrightHaven Education Program!

2016 Was Exciting Year for BrightHaven Education Program!

It’s always important to take time to celebrate accomplishments, and the start of a new year is the perfect time to do just that! Key Accomplishments for Our Education Program BrightHaven’s primary goal for 2016 was to expand our education program so that we could share with the community what we’ve learned over the years … 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…

How to Expand Your Understanding of the Animal Dying Experience

How to Expand Your Understanding of the Animal Dying Experience

We are excited to announce the newest module in our The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice series! BrightHaven’s Gail and Richard Pope have been present at more than 600 animal deaths and share their firsthand knowledge in The Animal Dying Experience. In this two-part course, Gail and Richard will take you through the final stages … Read more…

Enjoy Life More By Learning About Death

Enjoy Life More By Learning About Death

BrightHaven Co-Founders Gail and Richard Pope have been privileged to be present at the deaths over more than 600 animals and they have learned so much about dying and living from these wonderful beings. Here are just a few of these life-changing lessons: Death is the one great certainty in life, which is why it’s … 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…

What Forms the Foundation of the Best Animal Hospice Care?

What Forms the Foundation of the Best Animal Hospice Care?

The answer to this riddle: human hospice care! Guidelines for Human Hospice Care The guidelines for hospice care for humans have been very carefully created over many years and form the foundation for animal hospice upon which we must all build: Hospice is a special philosophy of care designed to provide comfort, support and dignity … Read more…

What Do You Know About the Animal Dying Experience?

What Do You Know About the Animal Dying Experience?

Join us in San Diego in October when Gail and Richard Pope again share their animal hospice expertise at the 5th annual International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) conference. Attendees will experience “4 days of ground-breaking education in end-of-life” commencing on Thursday, October 1st. The IAAHPC was the first animal hospice organization … Read more…