There are as many ways to grieve as there are people in the world. When people share their stories, we get the benefit of their hindsight—what they did, how they felt—what they think may have been done differently. We encourage you to write down your own stories. In so doing, we may honor these animals and the depth of feeling for pets who have been loved.

Coping with the death of a pet

Here are some additional links which may help:

Have you suffered from the loss of a loved one and want to talk to someone who truly understands your grief? GrieveWell (previously the Kite Network) is a peer support organization that offers 1:1 peer support and a variety of workshops to support those grieving. Their counselors are volunteers from the community who have traveled on their own personal grief journeys, and who have been trained to provide a supportive presence to clients.  Serving Washtenaw County.

The Pet Loss Support Page
Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of that friend. This page includes some tips on coping with that grief, and with the difficult decisions one faces upon the loss of a pet.

Rainbows Bridge
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members