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PET RESOURCES


Adoption & Rescue

Animal Friends

Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team

Bereavement

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Grieving Over Pets Becoming More Common, More Public"

Therapy

Canine Companions for Independence

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

News

Pittsburgh Pet Connections


Pet Ministry

OUR MISSION


Our mission is to ensure we’re being good stewards of all God’s creation by advocating a greater awareness of what it means to be in love and charity with our neighbors and with the living creatures of our world. In particular, some of that stewardship will be more narrowly defined through a Pet Ministry which calls us to care especially for people and their pets, as well as the relationships that exist between them.


OUR VISION


Our vision is to cultivate, nurture, and sustain an environment that acknowledges and honors the unique relationship between people and their pets through education, services, and events. These will include:


CERTIFIED THERAPY DOGS


Certified therapy dogs are specially trained and certified dogs who provide comfort, love, and happiness through visits made to hospital patients, nursing home and assisted living residents, and others.

Throughout the year, the Westminster Recreation & Outreach Center (WROC) partners with Pet Ministry to offer classes to certify your pet as a therapy dog. If you have a dog who you would like to certify, or if you or a loved one would like a visit from a certified therapy dog, please contact Dave Fetterman.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Susan Castriota Book Reading and Signing
Sunday, March 30
2:00 p.m. in the WROC
Read more and register online.

Pet Therapy Training Classes
April 28, May 5, 12, and 19
Mondays: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Read more and register online.

Pet Remembrance Service
Sunday, June 8
2:00 p.m. in the South Courtyard
Read more.

Blessing of the Pets
Sunday, October 5
2:00 p.m. in the North Parking Lot
Read more.

 



CONTACT


For more information please email petministry@westminster-church.org or call the church office at 412-835-6630.


PET MINISTRY NEWS


December 2013
Listen as KQV's Earl Bugaile interviews Dave Fetterman about the Pet Remembrance Service.

October 13, 2013
View photos from the Until Tuesday book talk and signing with Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog, Tuesday.

October 6, 2013
View photos from Blessing of the Pets on our Facebook page.

September 28, 2013
Read about some of our upcoming events in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

June 9, 2013
View photos from the Pet Remembrance service on our Facebook page.

March 4, 2013
Eight dogs attended Pet Therapy Training Classes. Listen to KQV's Earl Bugaile share the story.

December 16, 2012
If you missed our Pet Remembrance Service please download the Rainbow Bridge poem and read the article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

October 7, 2012
View photos from Blessing of the Pets on our Facebook page.

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