Losing a pet can be a life changing event, one that can be as difficult as the loss of a human companion.
Our pets are our companions, and a constant presence in our lives. We experience the love they provide, delight in their behavior, and share life events. It's no surprise that when they are no longer with us, we are often left with a significant void that can impact our daily life. Grieving is a healthy, natural response to loss. It may be helpful to know that others have shared this experience; however, the process is unique to each person that has loved and lost an animal friend. There is no "normal" timeline for grief. Each experience of loss is unique and may result in a variety of emotions.
We understand that losing a pet can be a very sad and stressful time and are here to help make this time of mourning as easy as possible.
If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Below are a list of Pet Bereavement groups & Pet Memorial Facilities who may be able to help during this difficult time:
is a group who works with an open dialogue and free exchange of ideas by a network of caring individuals, dedicated to helping themselves and others better understand and move through the pain of loss and grief.
♥ Animal Medical Center Phone: (212) 838-8100
Carola Warburg Rothschild Society for the Human-Animal Bond
♥ ASPCA Grief Counseling Hotline
♥ Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
♥ Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Eastern Time
"Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together..." -Anonymous