Pets Go to Heaven

Do Pets Go to Heaven?

by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. Sooner or later, any discussion of pet loss comes around to this question. You may have asked it yourself—or, perhaps, you may have wondered how to answer when your child asks it of you. Lengthy articles have been written on …Read More

Pet Loss

The Emotions of Pet Loss

by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. It was the most tragic, traumatic, and emotionally devastating experience I had ever been through. I didn’t know what to do. I cried day and night.” (Dorothy R., Alabama) “I felt like someone had ripped out my insides.” (Karen A., …Read More

Surviving Pet Loss

The Moment After: Surviving Pet Loss

by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. The world has just ended. Your pet—your friend, your confidante, the companion who was always there for you—has died. Dog, cat, horse, bird, hamster, ferret—species doesn’t matter. Age doesn’t matter. All that matters is the huge hole that has just …Read More