St. Francis of Assisi - Patron Saint of Pets
Ministering to the spiritual needs of pets...
and their faithful human companions.
St. Francis of Assisi - Patron Saint of Pets


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Dr. Damon Leigh

Leigh's Lady Laika, A.K.C. Rev. Dr. Damon Leigh, D.D., N.D.

     The Church of the Pet Pastor was established by the Rev. Dr. Damon Leigh to minister to the spiritual needs of those of God's creatures who truly are man's best friends and, of course, to humbly serve to their faithful human companions, as well.

     Ours is a home visiting ministry.  Whether you have a new pet for whom you'd like a ceremonial blessing, a sick pet who requires a spiritual healing or a deceased pet who deserves a respectful and reverent memorial service, The Pet Pastor is here to serve you, your beloved pets, your precious family (especially the children) and your  dear friends.  Additionally, Dr. Leigh offers spiritual grief counseling to assist you and your family in overcoming the anguish and despair associated with the loss of a pet.

     You're cordially invited to avail yourself of the services our ministry offers.  Please use the navigation links on each page to explore your areas of need or interest.  Stay as long as you desire and come back as often as you'd like.  All pet lovers are always welcome here.

     (PS - We'd truly appreciate your help in reaching as many fellow pet lovers as possible.  Please send our URL ( to all your family members and friends... no matter where they may live.  The more people who become aware of our ministry, the better we'll be able to serve the spiritual needs of pets and their faithful human companions.  Thank you and God bless you all.)

The Lord bless you and keep you.
May He show His face to you and have mercy.
May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.
The Lord bless you!
St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi - click to enlarge
The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
(Patron Saint of The Church of the Pet Pastor)
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Inspirational Reading

Life of St. Francis of Assisi

The Hound of Heaven

Life of St. Issa
The Bhagavad Gita
The Prophet
Autobiography of a Yogi
The Cowboy & The Indian
The Faceless Man
Timmy The Cat - click to enlarge
"Trust Funds For Pets"

About The Pet Pastor


   Although born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, Dr. Damon Leigh has made his home in Los Angeles since 1974.  A veteran of the U.S. Navy and a former police officer, he has been a poet, a songwriter and an author of children's books for many years.  He is a member of both The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and The Songwriters Guild of America.  In 1997, he was elected to the International Poetry Hall of Fame.

   On a deeper and more personal level, Dr. Leigh's varied interests have guided him toward intense studies in the inter-related realms of spirituality, metaphysics and natural health & healing.  Along the way, he has earned advanced degrees as a Doctor of Naturopathy from The Clayton School of Natural Healing and as a Doctor of Divinity from The American Institute of Holistic Theology.  The Rev. Dr. Leigh has been ordained as a Minister by The Church of Inner Wisdom and has also been certified a Yoga Siromani (teacher of the science of yoga) by the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Society.

   Dr. Leigh sincerely believes that our relationships with our pets are firmly rooted in the immortal dimension of the spirit - in other words... it is a soul to soul connection.  All souls, in his view, both require and deserve spiritual ministry.  The Church of the Pet Pastor has been established by the Rev. Dr. Damon Leigh to serve that Divine purpose.


'Your Pet' Screen Saver


   Send us up to 20 of your favorite family photographs featuring your beloved pet and we'll create a beautiful screen saver for your own personal computer (Windows PC only - sorry, it's not available for Macintosh).  We'll even include some lovely background music (that you can mute, if you wish).

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Memorialize Your Pet


   You may reserve a special place in the Green Pastures area of our website where your late pet's photo will be displayed along with your personal words of remembrance and affection.  In this way, you and your friends and family may visit with your departed pet anytime - from anywhere in the world.

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   Memorialization of your late pet in Green Pastures is included as a part of The Pet Pastor's Memorial Service.



Spiritual Healings Pet Blessings Testimonials Internet Links

Memorial Services

Grief Counseling Green Pastures Contact Info Our Little Friend Toby

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