I am having a difficult time grieving my loss.  What support resources are there?

Grief is a natural part of loss and has predicable stages.  Do not feel ashamed or embarrassed about grieving for the loss of an animal.  Our pets are beloved family members, and their loss is keenly felt.  Still, it is important to realize that death is a natural end to life and that love will always continue.  Our staff is here to offer you support and if you need to talk to someone, please do not hesitate to call our office.  There are also many resources available to assist you in your grieving process such as memoriams, support hotlines, and handouts to assist with children and pet grieving, as well as acknowledging the steps to grief.  We have provided a few below but please do not hesitate to ask us for assistance.

If you have suffered a recent loss of your pet and require bereavement and grief counselling, please feel free to visit our website for further information.

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called 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 Rainbow Bridge together….

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