Join our three-part workshop series for a transformative experience blending veterinary expertise with therapeutic insights. Let us accompany pet parents through every stage of their beloved companion’s life journey.


Unleashing Three Workshops for Pet Parents

May 1st:
Fur & Whiskers: Decoding Pet Communication

May 8th:
Pets and Personal Space: Trust and Boundaries in Pet Care

May 15th:
Press Paws: Acupressure & EFT Tapping for Pet Wellness

Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm PST

Virtual Space Hosts:
Veterinarian Dr. Shana Gross (DVM, CHPV) and Psychotherapist Jordan Rhodes (ASW)

Limited Attendance

Embark on a transformative journey with our three-part workshop series, where you’ll gain valuable insights from veterinary experts and therapeutic perspectives. Benefit from any individual workshop, as each one is designed to provide helpful guidance for your beloved pet’s life. Led by a seasoned veterinarian and skilled psychotherapist, these workshops explore building profound relationships with your pet, including the end-of-life process. Learn to foster resilience, navigate behavioral needs, and create a nurturing environment, while also receiving tools to care for yourself as the caretaker. Progress to advanced communication strategies and innovative tools, culminating in compassionate support for the end-of-life phase. Secure your spot now for this heartfelt journey with your furry family member.

These workshops are for you if:

  • You desire to strengthen the bond with your pet

  • Seek knowledge about pet aging or illness

  • Experience emotional distress or grief related to your pet’s needs

  • Experience uncertainty about medical or emotional decision-making

  • Experience a sense of isolation or lack of support as a caretaker

You’ll Receive:

  • A guided, grounding meditation

  • Psychoeducation on each topic

  • Evidence-based tools for interacting with your pet

  • A blossoming community for processing challenging pet care

  • Resources for further support and study


Choose from our scaled exchange options for each workshop: $22, $33, $44, or $55, allowing you to align with your budget. Send your payment directly to Jordan Rhodes via Venmo (@Jordan-Rhodes-9), including your email address and the workshop title(s) in the subject line. Expect a confirmation email with further details within 24 hours of purchase. Note that workshop payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Important notes:

    • This educational workshop is intended for learning purposes only and does not serve as a substitute for therapy or the provision of individualized support, including medical advice tailored to your pet and family.
    • While participation is optional, we encourage you to actively engage in this experience by keeping your camera on and participating to the extent that you feel comfortable.
    • In order to maintain a secure and confidential environment, please note that this workshop will not be recorded. We recommend allocating dedicated time in a private, comfortable space with a reliable internet connection for an optimal experience.

Jordan Rhodes (ASW)

Jordan Rhodes, a holistic psychotherapist specializing in trauma, grief, and relationships, is a valued member of Nicole Nowparvar and Associates in Los Angeles, CA. Drawing on a diverse range of therapeutic modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), somatic practices, art therapy, and animal-assisted interventions, Jordan offers an integrative approach to healing. Committed to reducing the impact of trauma through research and advocacy, she empowers individuals to embrace their inner radiance. Jordan has a spunky senior dog, Theodore, and two adult dogs, Bloo and Geege that keep everyone in the house active.

 ASW – associate clinical social worker

Jordan Rhodes
Dr. Shana

Dr. Shana Gross

Dr. Shana Gross is the founder of Comforting Creatures, a practice dedicated to end-of-life care for pets and their families. Dr. Shana is certified in animal hospice and palliative care and assists families navigating end-of-life medical and emotional decisions so pets can have loving care in all life stages. Dr. Shana serves in the Valley Chevra Kadisha caring for human members of the community, she founded the Bulldawg Leadership Experience, she was honored as the Veterinarian of the Year by the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and she is a proud member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). Dr. Shana has a senior dog, Buttons, and freshly un-feral cat, Mittens.

DVM – doctor of veterinary medicine
CHPV – certified hospice and palliative care veterinarian