Pet Loss

People love their pets and consider them members of their family. Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love.  So, when your beloved pet dies, it’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed by the intensity of your sorrow. If you understand and accept this bond between humans and animals, you’ve already taken the first step toward coping with pet loss: knowing that it is okay to grieve fully when your pet dies.

A memorial service offers comfort, embraces the grieving process, and acknowledges the power of the relationship between you and your animal.  A ceremony is a chance to celebrate the life of your pet and to remember all the wonderful times you shared together. It’s an opportunity to offer stories, create a memorial space, or simply treasure shared recollections.

As a Celebrant, I collaborate with you and your family to create a loving, personal tribute to your animal companion, according to your wishes. Nothing can take away the grief we experience from such a loss, but a genuine, well-prepared tribute eases the pain and helps begin healing.