Experiencing the Loss of a Pet - How to Help
Sometimes we have our own personal loss, a beloved dog, a sweet cat.
Other times, people we love and care about suffer a significant loss of their dear pet.
This page is a resource dedicated to both sorrowful events.
Choose which section best would be most supportive.
My Pet Might Pass Away Soon -
How Can I Prepare?
Saying Goodbye to a Pet
Letting Go with Love
What to Do When a Pet dies at Home
Coping with Grief
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight” – Khalil Gibran
Someone is Grieving the Loss of a Pet -
What Can I do?
How to Help When a Friend Loses a Pet
Comforting those who are Grieving
What to Say
What Not Say
Things You Can Do To Help
“Some angels don’t have wings,
sometimes they have whiskers” – Unknown
Losing a pet is hard, and saying goodbye
to them is the most difficult of all.
But having them in our lives, even for just a little while, makes the pain of goodbye worth it.
“If love could have kept you here
you would have lived forever."
A Pet’s Farewell Letter: A Video For Anyone Who Has Lost A Beloved Pet
“The loss of a cat is immeasurable. But so is the love that is left behind” – Unknown
“Heaven will not ever Heaven be, unless my cats are there to welcome me” – Unknown
“The risk of love is loss and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love." - Hilary Stanton Zunin
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” - Roger Caras