Pet Loss

Pet Loss Support

And think of them as living in the hearts of those they touched…for nothing loved is ever lost and they were loved so much” -Erma Bombeck


We often think of the wonderful and crazy experiences we have with our pets, the many changes we’ve gone through, and the deep sharing which has bonded us for life. We will never lose the pets we love, even in death. Their love leaves a lasting imprint in our memory. We are comforted in knowing our lives have been enriched by sharing their love. It is important for you to be able to express the loss of your pet, which is gone from your life, but never from your heart. You are not alone in your grief. We can help you through your loss and assist others in your family in sharing their loss. 

Signs of Grief


  • crying, sobbing
  • tightness in the chest
  • sleep disturbances
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of appetite


  • sadness, depression
  • anger, irritability
  • blaming others
  • guilt
  • feeling overwhelmed


  • denial
  • hallucinations
  • pre-ocupation with loss
  • need to reminisce


  • withdrawal/isolation
  • reluctance to ask for help
  • need for distractions


  • bargaining with god
  • anger with god
  • dreams about your loss


How We Can Help

At Aspen Meadow, we want to guide you through the emotional journey you are undertaking. We can connect you with a wide variety of support groups in our area for people grieving the loss of a pet, as well as refer you to local counselors and other supportive resources. You are not alone and your feelings are completely normal.