Rest In Peace – Maxxie – December 20, 2012

It was a sad day for me, personally, as I held my long-time pet and companion in my arms as we put him down to sleep forever. Here are a few videos over the years, including one taken yesterday … [Read more...]

Considerations for Adopting a New Animal After Your Pet Dies

The decision of if and when to adopt a new dog or cat after your pet dies can be a very, very difficult decision. On Sunday, April 29, 2012, my beloved dog Kota died as a result of complications … [Read more...]

Pet Loss: The Pros and Cons of Cremating a Pet

When a pet dies, the owner must make a difficult decision concerning what to do with the animal's remains. One option is burial. Cremation is the other option that pet owners must consider after their … [Read more...]

Pet Loss: The Pros and Cons of Burying a Pet

When a pet dies, the owner is faced with a difficult decision of what to do with the animal's remains: burial or cremation. There are pros and cons to each option. There's no one-size-fits-all … [Read more...]

True Believer – by Malea McGuinness (My Friend Oscar)

I started writing this pet blog because I wanted to write about my experiences with animals and how much they’ve enriched my life. I was working in all my free time at the Amanda Foundation, helping … [Read more...]

5 Ideas for Dealing With the Loss of a Pet

Those who have a deep connection to their pets know that losing an animal can be a heartbreaking and devastating experience. Below are some suggestions for things you can do to help you through your … [Read more...]

How to Memorialize a Pet

Losing a pet is never easy, but a creative and respectful memorial project can help bereaved owners work through their grief. Building or doing something beautiful in your pet's memory allows you to … [Read more...]

The Loss Of A Friend – Our Cat Colonel

I was thinking of pets that I have now and pets that I have loved and lost and I wanted to share a special story of how wonderful animals are, how heart wrenching their passing can be and how … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Deal with Pet Loss

By Susan Walker-Ford In the wake of tainted pet food deaths that has devastated pet lovers across the country, the subject of grief and loss is paramount. How does one begin to accept that the … [Read more...]

Pet Memorial Markers

By Max Bellamy The often-heard complaint is that there are never enough of the right words to express the amount of sorrow felt upon the passing away of a dear one. They same holds true upon the … [Read more...]

Online Pet Memorials

By Max Bellamy Now that the Internet is here, an online pet memorial is the next best option in terms of keeping the memory of a pet alive forever. There are many advantages to online pet memorials … [Read more...]

Benjamin, You Shall Be Put to Life – Return From Rainbow Bridge

By Kathy Pippig Harris He was black with tan markings. He had short legs, and a head that looked too big and disproportionate to his wiry-haired long body. After his mother weaned him he ate what … [Read more...]

Pet Sympathy Gifts

Pet Sympathy Gifts By Marcus Peterson The loss of a pet is a devastating experience. Death or illness of the animals can have a drastic impact on the lives of the owners. Sometimes the death of the … [Read more...]

Mourning The Loss Of A Pet – There IS Help

By Jamie Thompson Pets are an integral part of many families. They love us, comfort us, and they have their own unique personalities. And the loss of a dog or cat can be a very painful experience. … [Read more...]

Arthur Haggerty, 74, Master Dog Trainer, Dies – New York Times

By MARGALIT FOX Published: July 18, 2006 Arthur J. Haggerty, perhaps the most famous dog trainer in the United States, who was familiar to legions of dog owners as Captain Haggerty and to legions of … [Read more...]

Eddie of 'Frasier' Fame Dies

Eddie of 'Frasier' Fame Dies 27 June 2006 Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who played Eddie for over a decade on the Emmy-winning TV series Frasier, has died. He was 16-and-a-half (115 in dog … [Read more...]

Dealing With Grief Over A Departed Pet

By Anthony Galindez The loss of a beloved pet can be as devastating as losing a family member. Afterall, pets can be more lovingly unconditional than people. If only the amount of love showered on … [Read more...]

Video: Dead Pets Become Modern Mummies

Mummify Your Pet? May 30, 2006—You might call it taxidermy with a twist. For about the same price as a new sports car, a Salt Lake City, Utah- based firm will make a mummy of your departed … [Read more...]

Pet lover's apartment becomes grim (cat)acomb

Tokyo - Japanese police said on Tuesday that they found the bodies of 100 cats, some badly decomposed, in the apartment of a woman who found it hard to part with her pets even when dead. The woman, … [Read more...]

Pet Loss, the Inspirational Story of My Dog Companions

Pet Loss, the Inspirational Story of My Dog Companions By Connie Bowen There I was, standing in the veterinarian’s office looking at the X-Rays she had placed up on the lighted wall, hearing news … [Read more...]

Can I Put My Pet in My Will?

Can I Put My Pet in My Will? By Pete Glocker Have you ever wondered what to do with your pet if you suddenly passed away? Who is going to take care of it? What if it gets sick and needs medical … [Read more...]

Coping with the Sudden Loss of a Pet

By Marcia Breitenbach Accidental Pet Death While many people watch their pets live out long lives and then cope with the loss of their pet at an old age, others find themselves faced with the sudden … [Read more...]

Remember Your Pet With A Memorial Urn

Remember Your Pet With A Memorial Urn By Jim Johnson Pets can often become an integral part of our everyday lives and we cherish and appreciate the relationship that is forged over the years … [Read more...]

Coping with the loss of a pet

Coping with the loss of a pet by Dave Watson I run an online pet memorial web site and as you can imagine I come into contact with many people who have lost a much loved pet or animal … [Read more...]


Unconditional By Melissa Lok You were there when no one else was, when the world hated me and did everything it could to break me down. You were there to show me that I mattered and that I did belong … [Read more...]

My Parents Have A New Puppy Dog

On March 14, 2005, my parents had to put PEPPY to sleep, one day before coming back from their winter vacation. He was 14 years old and died of liver and kidney complications. He was a good pet to my … [Read more...]

An Ode To Tasha, A Working Dog

And ode to Tasha, a working dog.   Click on this page and read a wonderful poem written by Tasha's owner.   Posted by Ruth     … [Read more...]

Want to Send a Sympathy Gift For the Loss of a Pet?

If You Want to Send a Sympathy Gift For the Loss of a Pet, Here Are Some Suggestions by Tara Pearce If a friend of family member has just lost a pet, it's natural to want to send them a sympathy … [Read more...]

Fw: In memory for my Katie Bear,

      Animal Statues for the garden.      When I saw this in my garden collection, boy did it  bring back loving memories.    Funny … [Read more...]

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