Pet Loss Help is devoted to supporting the grieving process of those who have lost companion animals. If this is the reason for your visit, please accept our deepest sympathy. You may feel overwhelmed, disoriented, and shocked by the sudden or anticipated loss of a precious animal companion.
The enrichment they bring to our lives and the acute agony of their death can devastate the strongest heart. You may feel your pain is unbearable and wonder how you will ever heal. But even at this very moment, the bond you had with your departed companion continues to sustain you as the exchange of soulful love never dies.But it is impossibly hard to feel anything but sorrow right now because their physical presence is absent, andall you know, all you feel, is that you want them back.
For some initial compassionate validation, you might read Frequently Asked Questions about Animal Companion Loss to understand that your reaction is normal and appropriate.
If you would like to post a memorial to your beloved friend, please email email@example.com with your request.
For individual support and/or counseling visit this page.
To read stories written by your fellow stewards who have shared your journey of love and loss, visit our Hall of Fame page.
To find resources to help you through the early stages of animal companion bereavement which may include telephonic support, or pet bereavement groups, please visit theBereavement Resources pages.
Adoption options for if/when you feel ready to bring another creature into your home can be found on the When You Are Ready page - including reputable no-kill shelters in your community or state which can help heal your broken heart.
Mental health or veterinary practiceadministrators seeking training to counsel clients, set up bereavement support resources, offer secondary trauma debriefings or workshops at their facilities may appreciate these resources.
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