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Simpawtico Animal Hospice of Santa Cruz County
offers hospice services for pets and their people


[sim-pah-ti-koh] adjective - from the Latin sympathia, meaning sympathy

The Merriam-Wdogebster Dictionary defines simpatico as being on the same wavelength, sympathetic.

In Spanish culture, simpatia denotes liking, affection, support...
a feeling of community.

In Greek, it means to suffer together.


We are dedicated to helping you and your companion animal
with end-of-life issues.

Companion Animal Hospice Services

We offer in-home hospice and palliative care for companion animals...
cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, horses.
We work as partners with you and your vet to
give your best friend quality-of-life as long as possible.
Then we offer support and resources for grief counseling.


Services for Human Hospice Patients

We work with human hospice patients
to keep your companion animal with you as long as possible
and rehome your friend when you are no longer able.


Pet Trusts

We can help you set up a pet trust to ensure your pet's continued care when you are no longer able.
A pet trust spells out who will care for your companion and what care they will receive.

"You count because you are.
And you will be of significance until the last moment of your life.
And we will do everything we can so that not only can you die in peace,
but live all the way to the end."
~ Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the human hospice movement


Simpawtico Animal Hospice of Santa Cruz County
is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation
All donations are tax-deductible