downloadLosing a pet can be devastating. If this has happened to your family, we are sorry for your loss. We understand how difficult this time may be for you and your family. You may find yourself or other members of your family experiencing the same kinds of emotions you might feel if a human member of your family has died. You are not alone. And learning more about the grief process may help.

Click here to understand more about grief and the process of grieving.

Click here to learn more about talking to children about the loss of a pet, plus see a list of recommended children’s books.

Click here for a list of books that can help adults understand and cope with loss.

Click here for suggestions on how to honor and memorialize your pet.

 Cremation, Burial & Memorial Services
Agape Pet Services
1001 Techpark Place,  Sandston, VA
Open Monday through Friday  8am – 4pm
Emergency service 24/7

Remembrance & Memorialization
Life Gem created Diamonds
Paws & Remember
Peartree Studio
Pet Memorial Jewelry

 Pet Loss Support 

– ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline: (877) 474-3310
Colorado State CVMBS Argus Institute Counseling & Support
Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets
Pet Grief Support
Pet Loss Help
Rainbow Bridge
Tufts University Pet Loss Support
UPenn Veterinary Grief Support
– The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
Online Pet Loss Chats: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri., 8-10 pm, Thurs. 7-9 pm and Sun., 2-4 pm (EST). Anticipatory Bereavement Chat: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 8 –10 pm (EST)

 The information included in this section of our website has been adapted from the book, Stress, Loss and Grief (1984) by Laurel Lagoni, MS, and Suzanne Hetts, PhD, and the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center’s Coping With the Loss of Your Companion Animal (2012). We are grateful to Rena Ledin, MSW, LGSW, who made additional revisions, and the staff of BluePearl for their contributions.