There are few things, if anything, more painful than the passing of a pet. Our furry, feathered, or scaled best friends are there with us through tough times and by our side us in happy times. They’re there to comfort us, to love us, and even to protect us, never asking for anything in return. If you’ve recently lost a pet, you may be searching for ways to cope. We want to help. Grief is a natural response to loss. For many, the death of a beloved pet can be just as devastating as that of another human being. Grieving the loss of a pet is a deeply personal experience. It is important to remember that we all grieve in our own way and in our own time.
The following guides were created to assist individuals and families in coping with this process.
For more pet loss support resources, please see Helpful Websites for Pet Owners.