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Caregiver Resources & Education

Welcome to BrightHaven’s Caregiver Resources & Education page!

Our goal at BrightHaven is to help people and animals help each other. And we can do exactly that by sharing with you what we’ve learned about health and wellbeing from following the wisdom of the animals we’ve loved and cared for since 1990!

All proceeds from the purchase of consultations, publications and online learning will help BrightHaven help more animals and people. Thank you for your support! 

PLEASE NOTE: We at BrightHaven are not veterinarians and are therefore not qualified to give you professional veterinary advice. We have, however, been helping our animals holistically for many years, aided by numerous talented professional practitioners.

Also, we have been through the dying experience with more than 600 animals and are proud to share what we’ve learned from our experiences along the way.

Always consult your family veterinarian in matters concerning the health of your animals. Any sign of pain in your animal should be immediately addressed with your veterinarian.

We invite you to explore BrightHaven’s tips for caregivers, based on our over 30 years of animal care experience: Animal Caregiver FAQ

More free caregiver resources:

Ravishing Rosie (Photo by Blanca Walker)
  • BrightHaven Menu for Healing – This menu, which is the foundation of our work, focuses on the best quality of life at all stages. The goal is to achieve optimal balance of body, mind and spirit.
  • Education – Animal Hospice – BrightHaven provides leadership in the development and application of animal hospice and its philosophy of care, based on holistic healthcare and the wisdom of the animals we’ve cared for through over 600 deaths.
  • Education – Holistic Healthcare – Through love and kindness we have refined our relationship with animals over the years, and from the animals’ teachings an integral structure for holistic care has emerged.
  • Animal Hospice Care Certificate – Help allay any concerns regarding your animal’s condition with this form that is signed by your vet.
  • Quality of Dying Checklist – Review this checklist to help you make an informed decision, rather than one based on fear, regarding natural dying and euthanasia.
  • VIDEO: BrightHaven Holistic Animal Hospice: What Animals Taught Us About Animal Hospice and Natural Dying, presented by Holistic Actions!, Dec. 7, 2021
  • Animal Stories  – Meet some of the animals who taught us so much about love and living well through the last breath! You might also wish to visit our in memoriam posts for additional animal wisdom.
  • Our Vets – BrightHaven is firmly committed to classical veterinary homeopathy and is delighted to introduce some of America’s finest veterinarians with whom we have worked.
  • Corporate Sponsors – We are delighted to introduce the companies who help our important work by making generous donations of their products or services to us. We invite your organization to become a BrightHaven corporate sponsor. Please contact us for more information.

Items available for purchase:

  • Consultations – Do you have questions about how BrightHaven’s holistic healing or animal hospice care approaches can help your animal? Book a consultation with BrightHaven President. and Founder Gail Pope by sending an email to
  • Publications – Learn how you can help your animal live well each day at every life stage the BrightHaven way!
  • Online Learning – Find out more about BrightHaven’s animal hospice and holistic healthcare approaches in this self-paced format.
  • Animal Hospice Group Online Animal Hospice Certification Program –  Become certified in animal hospice care! Learn how you can provide better end-of-life care and comfort for animals and families, by building your animal hospice skills and your confidence.
    • BrightHaven’s President and Founder Gail Pope is one of the founding partners and instructors of the Animal Hospice Group (AHG), along with Michelle Nichols of AHELP Project, Kathryn Marocchino of The Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets and Amir Shanan, veterinarian at Compassionate Veterinary Hospice.
    • Combined, this group represents more than 100 years of animal hospice experience!

Testimonials for BrightHaven’s work:

“The work you do is amazing and you’re demonstrating how people should behave as caretakers for the planet and all her children. Thank you for being pioneers in the world of animal hospice, and thank you for sharing what you’ve learned so that the lives of animals are honored.” –Jamie L. 

“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.

“I want to thank you for all of your help and support. You have been a God send. You helped me more than I can begin to express. You helped me to find my balance at a time when it was so necessary, in order to make good decisions. The resources you provide are invaluable.” –Raquel 

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