Pet Loss Support

When a friend or loved one’s beloved pet passes away, it may be hard to know the best way to offer support. Do you simply express your sincere condolences, or give them a sympathy card and flowers? Should you refer to the deceased pet by name, or avoid talking about him or her completely?

Although everyone copes with grief differently, here are just a few ways to comfort a pet owner through the difficult time:

  • Send a note or card expressing your condolences.
  • Send flowers.
  • Make a donation to an animal shelter or a cause in honor of the deceased pet.
  • Share happy stories about the pet.
  • Offer to talk with the person about his or her feelings, or just listen.
  • Be patient: a grieving pet owner will likely go through several different emotions and behaviors.
  • Suggest ways to memorialize the pet.

No matter the approach, remember that above all, the grieving pet owner needs a listening ear and perhaps a shoulder to cry on. With care and sensitivity, you can provide both.

Contact My Pets at Rest

The dedicated team at My Pets at Rest understands the love and care pet owners feel.  Contact us to learn more about pet care, our services, or products.