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The death of a pet is truly a terrible loss, one that will sadden us for a long time. Our pets are part of our family; they give unconditional love, companionship, and loyalty. Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is so very painful whether they pass away from old age, illness, an accident, or euthanasia. The loss is difficult to overcome.

The feelings are many when it comes to pet loss, you may feel pain or anger followed by guilt and devastating sadness.

We want you to know that we understand how you feel; we are here for you to talk to us whenever you feel the need. Remember how well you took care of them and what a good life you provided for them. Remember how lucky they were to have a safe home, well fed and loved. Time will heal your pain but until then..... remember the wonderful happy memories your pet left in your hearts.

Sometimes making a scrapbook or photo album has an incredible healing effect and it will provide you with years of pleasure looking at your happy pet as you thumb through the pages.

Please refer to the links on this page for web sites that are very helpful in coping with pet loss.

They are never really gone, because their paw prints will dance on our hearts forever.......

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Pet Loss Grief Support

University of California Davis Pet Loss Support Hotline

Pet Loss Support Page

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.  There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.   There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor.  Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.  The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. 

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.   His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.   The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.....

Author Unknown