117 Holt Drive
Madison, IN 47250
Phone: (812) 265-4021
Fax: (812) 265-2133

Coping with Pet Loss

“Animals are reliable,” wrote Alfred Montapert, “many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful, and loyal.” He went on to comment these are “difficult standards for people to live up to.” In other words, our cherished animal companions are our teachers, our confidantes, and often our protectors. Is it any wonder we are broken-hearted when they leave us?

If you have recently experienced the death of a pet, please accept our condolences. Without doubt, the death of a pet can be one of the hardest things we ever face–and right now, we’d like you to know that you are not alone in your sorrow. All of us here know firsthand both the joys of sharing our lives with a pet–and the remarkable sadness felt when they pass out of our lives. We stand beside you, in loving support.

9 Things You Can Do Today to Help with the Loss of a Pet

Grief counselors agree: there are ways to ease your journey through the sadness of loss, including the loss of a cherished pet. Here’s what they advise:

  • Take care of yourself physically
  • Explore your spirituality
  • Write a letter– or letters– to your pet
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Let yourself cry
  • Reach out to others
  • Tune into your feelings
  • Postpone unnecessary changes
  • Cherish your fond memories and accept the difficult ones

In addition, we suggest that you:

  • Subscribe to our 15-day series of supportive email messages found below.
  • Download the companion journal and use it in support of your journey
  • Download all additional pet grief support resources of interest that we offer

Are You Still Looking for Help?

You only have to go as far as your phone. Give us a call at (812) 265-4021. Or send us an email. We promise to respond to your inquiries by providing the most up-to-date information, in a most timely way.