The Pet Cottage’s mission is to provide life-long guardianship to pets that lose their humans to death, disability or deployment.


Our Lifetime Care Sanctuary Program invites you to participate in putting a plan in place, so your pet(s) will be guaranteed the life you would want them to have.


With the Lifetime Care Sanctuary Program, your pets are provided homestyle care at once and forever.


To enroll in this program and ensure your pet's lifetime care, a yearly donation of $1,000 per pet is required and a minimum provision of $27,000 for The Pet Cottage to be designated in your will, life insurance policy, retirement account or any other planned gift vehicle that names The Pet Cottage as a beneficiary. Please consult with your attorney and financial advisor to customize the best vehicle for you to use.

When a pet is accepted into the lifetime care sanctuary program:

Our promise to the pet includes:

Support from the start of the journey and throughout your pet’s entire life.

The Pet Cottage pack has:

  • An Animal Intuitive

  • A Reiki Master/Teacher

  • A Professional Dog Trainer

  • A Placement Expert

  • A Grief Counselor


Each pet is assigned a primary caregiver. The relationship starts as soon as the commitment is agreed upon. The primary caregiver learns all they can about your pet’s lifestyle and temperament and a relationship is facilitated. The intention is to meet both the human’s need for peace of mind and your pet’s need to feel safe.


When this agreement is in place and should your pet need our services suddenly, there will be immediate and full accommodation. We have vetted fosters in place for short term foster. All of our fosters are trained to care for a grieving pet.


Your pet will be examined by one of the Veterinarians who work with us. Information from your pet’s previous care will be incorporated into your pet’s wellness plan. A wellness plan will be created, including any and all special considerations.


The Pet Cottage primary caregiver will represent your pet in all meetings with a possible new family. Home visits, references, and backgrounds are carefully checked and vetted.


Once the match is made, The Pet Cottage has an established relationship with the foster-to-adopt human. Your pet will be checked monthly. Your pet and our foster parents are part of our Pet Cottage pack for life. Our promise is to your pet for life!

Our promise to the human includes:
  • A personalized process to identify what your needs and your pet’s needs are.


  • A primary caregiver to be responsible for learning everything they can about your pet(s) with assistance from our animal intuitive and our trainer.


  • A detailed information packet for you to complete so we have as much written information as possible about your pet.


  • Immediate assistance for your pet(s) when the situation requires it. Your pet will be placed with a short-term foster trained in helping pets with grief. The home will support your pet’s process and patiently love and be present.


  • The appropriate match will be made and your pet will be transitioned to its new family. Your pet and the foster family have The Pet Cottage support for life.

You can trust The Pet Cottage with ensuring your pet is cared for when you die.

The Pet Cottage Lifetime Care Sanctuary Program















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PO Box 8395

Jupiter, Florida 33468

Phone: 561.818.5025

Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

The Pet Cottage, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), IRS recognized, non-profit organization. All of your donations are tax deductible. (EIN 47-4011633)

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.  The toll-free number of the department is 1-800-help-fla if calling from within the state of Florida,  or 850-410-3800 if calling from outside of Florida. The department’s website if

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