Month: April 2014
What a wonderful gathering and an amazing group of people and resources. Thanks to all who had the courage, strength and compassion to spend an entire day with such difficult topics as end-of-life and grief. This event happened because of you and because there is a need. This conference and gathering is to better help our pets and ourselves. Thank you for sharing…and your participation in this pioneering and progressive event to improve pet end-of-life care and healing from pet loss.
Check out the photos and testimonials: https://angelpetsconference.com/photos/
Please also take time to thank our Sponsors: Asheville Natural Awakenings, Schuler Funeral Home, WNC Woman, Dogtown Pursuits and the Lake James Community!
Conference was rated 4.875 out of 5 Stars!
Many added pet names to be included in the June 9th United Pet Honoring Ceremony! It’s free to add a pet name, it’s free to call in and listen to this honoring, thanking and blessing of our pets! more info at United Pet Honoring Send in pet name/photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, Pet Honoring will (for free) come hold an in-person United Pet Honoring for any rescue, church, non-profit or any other group wanting a time just to gather, honor, thank our pets. email@example.com or www.PetHonoring.com
Many wanted info on helping a pet grieve – http://veterinarywisdomprofessionals.com/resource_center/help_for_clients/client_handouts/helping_a_pet_grieve_for_a_buddy
Additional info on energy: Institute of Heart Math, Rollin McCraty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxOd4YAk00Y
Want to try Reiki?
Free Energy Session for any Angel Pets Conference Attendee. Please contact me at 828-367-6097 or visit www.SpiritHonoring.com for more info.
Helping with doggie appetite- SuperGravy – http://www.clearconsciencepet.com/supergravy/
Helping with blind dog or when you dog starts to lose eyesight – http://www.innovetpet.com/ap9_tracerz_blind_pets.php
Variety of Harnesses and Walking Aids:
Handicapped Pets – www.handicappedpets.com
Gingerlead – www.gingerlead.com
Pain Scale Models Colorado State University:
Quality of Life Scales:
Pet Hospice Journal and Quality of Life Monitoring :
http://www.pethospicejournal.com ~ Lap of Love
Pet Loss Hotlines:
ASPCA Pet Loss Support Hotline – www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-loss (877) GRIEF-10
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Pet Loss Helpline – 630-325-1600 – 7- 9:00pm CST Weekday Evenings ~ email CVMA@chicagovma.org www.chicagovma.org/petlosssupport
Cornell Univ. Pet Loss Support Hotline – 607 -253 -3932 6-9 p.m. EST M-H www .vet.cornell.edu
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support – 540-231-8038 6-9:00 p.m. EST
Tufts’Pet Loss Support Line 508-839-7966 email: Tuftspetloss@gmail.com www.vet.tufts.edu/petloss
World by Tail
– great assortment of ARTICLES www.veterinarywisdomprofessionals.com
Angel Pets Conference Recommended Reading
Speaking for Spot by Nancy Kay
A Peaceful Path Pet Loss by MJ Tucci and Laurie Califf
When your Dog Gets Cancer by Lola Ball
Right Use of Power by Cedar Barstow
Midwife for Souls: Spiritual Care for the Dying by Kathy Kalina
Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy by John E. Welshons
Reiki Energy Medicine: Bringing Healing touch in to Home, Hospital and Hospice
by Libby Barnett and Maggie Chambers with Susan Davidson
Empowerment through Reiki: the path to personal and global transformation by Paula Horan
Animal Reiki: Using Energy to Heal the Animals in Your Life by Elizabeth Fulton and Kathleen Prasad
The Seven Initiations of the Spiritual Path: Understanding the purpose of Life’s tests by Michael Mirdad
Blessing the Bridge: What animals teach us about death, dying and beyond, by Rita Reynolds
Animal Voices: Telepathic Communication in the Web of Life by Dawn Bauman Brunke
The Fragrant Heavens: The spiritual dimension of fragrance and aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
If there is enough interest, I may organize a Holistic Pet expo to cover additional pet care topics such as Animal Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, Energy work, etc.
It was my honor and privilege to help bring this event to fruition. Thank you again for your support, participation and love.
What a great time at the Angel Pets Conference!!!!!
What amazing vendors and attendees!!!!
The Pre-Conference Social Friday, April 25th from 7-8:30pm location has changed to the Four Points Sheraton Chophouse Lounge. 22 Woodfin Street – Same location as the conference. (It is no longer at the Battery Book and Wine bar). This space is cozy and has more flexibility and options for meals, appetizers or just hanging out. Please let me know if you have any questions about it. The parking is free and easy. I apologize for the change, but for logistical reasons it made most sense.
Keep in mind that the hotel is asking for a final head count on Monday April 14th, if you know of anyone who is still looking to join us.
The Angel Pets Vendor Expo will be free and open to the public during the event. Please help us spread the word.
We are starting to gather ideas for new topics to be added next year such as ‘Helping the Grieving Pet’.
We also will be adding blog articles so make sure you join the list to receive these.