Pawsitivity is a free support group for people who are caring for ill pets. This is a non-medical group focused on understanding and managing grief.
Pawsitivity is now held online and we encourage you to spread the word to anyone who would benefit from this group.
Meet the Facilitator: Jeanette Cereske
A long time client of SFVS, Jeanette is a compassionate cat mom who deeply understands and empathizes with the emotional/physical/ financial tolls that caring for a chronically ill pet can take on its owner. Jeanette facilitated at a Divorce Recovery group for several years and she currently runs an online support group for parents of pets with cancer on Facebook. Her day job is as an instructional designer/ trainer where she has worked as a consultant for over 30 years.
Meet the Coordinator: Andrea Parrino
Andrea Parrino is the VCA SFVS Marketing Outreach Coordinator. She has had pets her entire life so understands what it takes to take care of a ill family member. Andrea has two cats, Sam and Alice, and a English Lab named Stanley. In her downtime she enjoys going on hikes with Stanley, watching sports, and catching up with friends. She is a San Francisco native, so some may consider her a unicorn in this city.
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Andrea Parrino, Coordinator