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"When the Man waked up he said,
'What is Wild Dog doing here?'
And the Woman said,
'His name is not Wild Dog any more,
but the First Friend,
because he will be our friend
for always and always and always.'"
                            - Rudyard Kipling  

Saying goodbye

Our Board of Directors is made up of volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to improving the human-animal bond. They do this because they are extraordinary people in their own worlds and have chosen to help For Paws Hospice become an extraordinary organization, and because we asked them to. We appreciate everything they so lovingly do.

  Patricia Mullen

Patricia and her husband were both raised in pet friendly families so it is only natural that they share their home today with two boxers Enzo and Mikey. Her corporate background in information technology, project management and technical training design and development serve her well in her current position as the learning management system administrator for the Suncoast Institute, an affiliate of Suncoast Hospice. She is a member of several local dog organizations and national dog organizations including the Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club, Clearwater Kennel Club, the American Boxer Club (ABC), and The American Kennel Club (AKC) and founding member and past president of the Tampa Bay Boxer Club.  Pat serves as a member of the ABC's health committee and has served 6 years as editor of the ABC membership newsletter.  Pat has also published an online Boxer magazine called the and also provided webmaster services to the UK Boxer Breed Council publishing the first web edition of the heart test database.  Pat is a registered American Kennel Club Judge.


Kelli O'Hara Marcell 

Kelli was born and raised in Tarpon Springs, Florida.  She is currently working with her husband, Dr. Mike Marcell at Complete Family Chiropractic Health Care.  She is also co-owner of If the Tiara Fits Pet Boutique.  Kelli serves/served on many committees within her community such as School Advisory Committee, PTSA, Mayor’s Top Apple Award, mentors at Tarpon Springs High School and many more.  She lives in Tarpon Springs with her husband, Mike, sons Jorge and Alec, along with their pets Tiara, Brooker, Kash and Maggie Mae.

    Karen Lo

Karen began her 28 year career as a nurse with Suncoast Hospice.  She has held various positions within the organization while completing her Masters degree in Education; she is currently Director of Organizational Learning for the Suncoast Institute, an affiliate of Suncoast Hospice.  Karen resides in Tarpon Springs with her husband Jim and mini-pins Sammy and Cal. Karen and Jim also have two grown children, Justin and Ben, who occasionally come home to visit but have to clear out the dog treats and toys buried in their beds before they can sleep in them.


Dr. Kevin Conrad DVM

A Florida native, Dr. Conrad graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. He has owned Sunset Point Animal Hospital since 1992 and specializes in preventive medicine, geriatrics and surgery. Kevin resides in Clearwater with his wife Carol, daughter Meghan and son Keegan. Their family pets include cats: Marshmallow, Pretty Henna, Mommies’ Boys and dogs: Butterscotch and Leia.

    Nancy Weikle

President of For Paws Hospice, Nancy founded the organization in May 2009 along with her husband Harlan. She has been employed in the banking industry for over 25 years most recently with Bank of America as a Vice President in project management. The experience of human hospice in her life led Nancy to thoughts of animal hospice and the human-animal bond. She volunteered for several years with Lost Angels Animal Rescue in Tampa. Nancy and Harlan reside in Ozona with their seven dogs and five cats: Max, Beauregard, Nicky, Oinga, Sump'in, Dobs, Scout, Trail Mix, Bug, Bonnie (aka Prissy Pants) and Clyde, and Smokey.

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About us

For Paws Hospice is a non profit national hospice headquartered in Florida.  Like human hospice we assist families coping with their companion animal's life issues including shelter, nutrition, advocacy, illness and treatment, long term care and final arrangements for life closure.  We work with a carefully selected group of animal service providers to ensure that every pet family has a full choice of care options for their pet during and after life.


Any information posted on For Paws Hospice web site or in related literature is for general information purposes only, and should not be construed as medical advice, medical opinion, diagnosis or treatment. Any information provided by For Paws Hospice is not a substitute for medical attention. See your licensed veterinary health-care professional for your pet's medical advice and treatment.

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