About Paws at Peace

Helping you say goodbye is the only thing we do.

Our Mission

Saying goodbye to a pet is one of the most difficult moments of your life. Our sole purpose is to give your beloved companion the peaceful passage they deserve, surrounded by love, in the comfort of your own home. No matter where you are in this process, we are here to help.

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Dr. Jessica Fragola

Founder and Lead Veterinarian

Our founder, Dr. Jessica Fragola, graduated from Harvard University with an AB in History of Science in 2005 and obtained her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

She practiced emergency medicine for years before starting Paws at Peace and feels that while veterinary medicine has made incredible advances, it has neglected one of the most important aspects of our pets’ well being: a peaceful passing from this world without pain. This has become her mission.

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Ioanna Dounouli

Senior Care Coordinator

Ioanna graduated from Stockton University with a B.S. in Biology. She has worked in emergency Veterinary medicine as a nurse for many years and has a deep love for all animals. Ioanna has 4 dogs and a cat of her own, all of which have their own remarkable stories. She believes that our pets hold some of the biggest pieces of our hearts even though they are here for such a short time. Because of this, she understands that helping them cross the rainbow bridge in the most comfortable and known environment we can is the last and most important gift we can provide which led her to join Paws at Peace.


Calvin Eich

Care Coordinator

Calvin graduated from Siena College with a B.S. in Marketing and Management. He has 8 years of experience in various recruiting and customer service roles. His time as a recruiter taught him the importance of listening, compassion, and going above and beyond to help the client. He believes that every interaction, no matter how brief, should be pleasant, especially in the hardest of times. Calvin has two dogs, so he understands just how special that relationship is. Calvin’s love for animals and desire to help people contributes to Paws at Peace’s purpose of giving our beloved companions the peaceful passage they deserve, surrounded by love.

Everyone at Paws at Peace is certified Fear Free, meaning we have advanced training in always using gentle and compassionate approaches with pets to ensure their emotional and physical well-being and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress.