Northern Illinois Hospice is there for families when a loved one is nearing the end of their life. Now, thanks to a special program they created, they'll be there to help care for their patient's pets during that difficult time.

According to WIFR Northern Illinois Hospice created a program called "Pets Peace of Mind to provide extra support to patients in end stage care by taking care of the needs of their furry friends."

Hospice volunteers along with local pet care businesses have partnered to  bring care to patients pets at their homes. they provide food, pet grooming and general care for our fur babies so that we don't one neglect them or have extra stress in worrying over taking care of them while the patient and their family are busy focusing on spending precious time together.

The reason they came up with the name "Peace of Mind" is because that's exactly what this program and the volunteers provide for their clients and their family.

Now I think that is awesome idea. I love animals and I care for all of them and to make sure that they are cared for during this somewhat scary and confusing time is a real relief.

I don't know if any of you have had to enlist the use of hospice care for any of your family members, but my family has with the end of my grandma's life. It was difficult but I can honestly say the care givers from hospice care truly are angels. My family was and still is grateful to them for all of their help during my grandma's last days.