Grieving for the loss of a pet is often a sad and difficult experience. Life once filled with their love and friendship may suddenly seem very empty and feelings of despair and loneliness are not uncommon.
It can help to share these feelings with someone who knows from personal experience how distressing the loss of a pet can be, and who will listen with compassion and without judgement.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve the loss of your pet. We are here to help you and there are organisations that can support you during the grieving process. Society is starting to appreciate how the loss of a pet can be at least as difficult and sometimes worse than the loss of a family member.
Below are several sites that offer support to those who have lost a pet.