Who We Are at Gentle Pet Crossing
Juanique Chadinha-Branca and Jacqueline Chadinha-Branca are the owners of Gentle Pet Crossing, a family-owned pet aquamation service located in Lake Worth, Florida. The couple has been part of the Pet Industry for over 20 years, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to their business.
Lake Worth is home for the Chadinha-Branca family, where they have lived for over 15 years. They have made a positive impact in the community by providing compassionate end-of-life services for pets and support for pet owners during difficult times.
As parents to their daughter, Kai, Juanique and Jacqueline understand the importance of family and the bond between pets and their owners. They are passionate about ensuring that pets receive the care and respect they deserve, even in their final moments. Their dedication to their business is matched by their love for their own pets.
Gentle Pet Crossing was opened in 2020 with the goal of providing a more personal and caring experience for families going through the loss of a pet. The business offers pet aquamation, pick up, and euthanasia services.
Juanique and Jacqueline’s passion for pets is evident in everything they do, from the services they offer to the relationships they build with their clients. They strive to make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners, providing comfort and support during difficult times. Through their business, they aim to create a legacy of compassion and care that will benefit the community for years to come.
In conclusion, Juanique Chadinha-Branca and Jacqueline Chadinha-Branca are a compassionate and dedicated couple with extensive experience in the Pet Industry. Their family-owned business, Gentle Pet Crossing, provides pet aquamation, pick up, and euthanasia services. Their passion for pets and commitment to their community make them a valuable asset to the Lake Worth area.
Jacqueline “Jacque” Chadinha-Branca
Jacqueline Chadinha-Branca has been in southern Florida for the past 20 years with 13 years in Lake Worth Beach. Her heart and passion for saving and helping animals have led to her rescuing many cats and parrots over the years. Jacque started a publishing business in the pet industry 20 years ago – “Pet Planet” magazine and “Pet Junction” directory let Jacque and Juanique help rescue organizations throughout South Florida by giving them in-kind marketing and advertising. She has also been active in the feline catch-and-release programs, specifically in Lake Worth Beach.
Two years ago, Jacque and Juanique were brainstorming about what business they could open together and how the two of them could make a difference and serve the local communities. They knew that there was a high demand for afterlife pet care services and always felt that something was missing when a pet passed away. Their dream was to create an uplifting environment for people to come and celebrate their pets at the time of its passing and to remember their furry friend in the future.
Gentle Pet Crossing is allowing Jacque and Juanique to continue their passion for working with the community and making sure your pet gets the best afterlife care possible. Their two-year journey has finally become a reality.
Jacque and Juanique also stay occupied raising their daughter who loves all their furry and feathery friends.
Juanique Chadinha-Branca is passionate about being helpful and making a difference but specifically about volunteering and changing people’s lives and communities. She is motivated and determined to make a difference one person – or pet – at a time.
Besides volunteering at different community events throughout her lifetime, the ones she remembers the most are her trip to Rwanda, Africa, in 2006 and her multiple trips with the Bahamas Relief Cruise in 2019.
Since Juanique moved from South Africa in 2001, she has lived and visited various cities and states. It wasn’t until she spent time in Lake Worth Beach that she finally felt like she was home, or as home as she could be in a foreign country. Juanique has fallen in love with Lake Worth Beach: the city, the people and the community.
Juanique and Jacque love being involved and supporting the local businesses because they genuinely care about the city and community. That is why Gentle Pet Crossing is not part of a major corporation and is its own local family-owned business. This is also why Juanique and Jacque chose Lake Worth Beach to open Gentle Pet Crossing; after looking at the surrounding cities, Lake Worth Beach felt like the perfect choice. Even though it took eight months, they found the perfect location and are ready to make their dream come true.