“Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its origin. The love of, and attachment to, an animal friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise, the loss of an animal can be just as devastating.”
– Rev. Joel L. Morgan
We understand that the loss of a pet is very difficult, and that they are a part of our family. The love they provide us is unconditional and they will forever live in our hearts. We sit with you in your pain. Please know that we are here should you need us and help with referrals to grief counsellors should the grief be too much. All of the emotions you are feeling, although difficult, are completely normal.
Remember to be kind to yourself, grieving is emotionally, physically and mentally fatiguing
Give yourself the time and space to grieve
Surround yourself with supportive people; talk about the loss of your pet to those you know, and trust will understand
Try to minimize contact with those whom you know will not understand your loss and grieving process
Try talking to a trained grief counsellor
Try to surround yourself with supportive and understanding hearts
If you are a writer, it can be helpful to journal or write letters to your pet
If you are a reader, there are many books on pet loss that can offer comfort when we are grieving
Continue to remember and memorialize your pet, by viewing photos/videos, reminiscing with friends/family or taking a walk through your favourite park
Join a pet loss support group
We invite you to send us a photo and/or a written memorial to be posted on our memorial page.