Many of us share an intense love and bond with our animal companions. For us, a pet is not “just a dog or a cat,” but our pet is a beloved member of our family, bringing companionship, and joy to our lives. A pet often provides a sense of meaning or purpose to those struggling with life situations beyond their control. So, when a cherished pet dies, it’s normal to feel racked by grief and loss.
We’ve done a bit of research to locate trusted resources that offer help and support with the grieving process.
Pet Loss Hotlines
Grief Support Resources
A Poem for the Grieving
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die…