About Pets with Heart
Pets with Heart is a faith-based program of pet visitation and services offered by two of our Sisters. The program builds relationships, offers comfort and brings joy through goal-oriented activities that touch the spirit of each person.
Sisters Pat Montini and Sharon Costello nurture relationships between God’s creatures. Working with Luca, a friendly Golden Retriever, and Buster, a playful Maltese, the Sisters are attentive to the healing effect of animal-human relationships.
The Sisters and their dogs facilitate healing and rehabilitation for the young and old alike at hospitals, nursing homes, universities, libraries and private homes.
- Pet therapy visits
- Pet therapy walks
- Blessing of pets and all Creation
- Grieving the loss of a beloved pet, offered through St. Joseph Spirituality Center
Support Our Mission
- We are looking for certified therapy dogs and caring handlers to help with our visitation commitments.
- Donations may be directed to the Sisters of St. Joseph and designated to Pets with Heart. Make an online gift.
- Tribute and Memorial Cards are a thoughtful way to recognize significant events in the lives of people and their pets while supporting our program. Request free greeting cards below.