Pet Loss

The depth of pain felt from grieving after the death of a person or pet may reflect how much we loved, felt attached, and were bonded with them. It can be an honor to grieve.


Alphabetical Websites The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
Center for Loss Child Pet Loss Coloring Book Stuffed Animals
 International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

Gratitude – A Pet Loss Poem
Feathered speckled down
Like a warm, gentle breeze,
You brush my face with your fur.
More than anything
I feel your presence,
Listen to your breath,
Sense your aliveness,
Your love.
A compassionate soul like yours
I have never known before.
How can you look at me with such eyes?
Love spoken a thousand different ways,
A thousand times,
Your sparkle tells all,
Washes over all,
Heals all,
I am filled by your gaze,
Searching deep,
The quest of your tenderness,
The power of your care giving,
The success of your reassurance,
I snuggle into your side
And let all of life’s worries wash away.

~ Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL
Pet Loss Grief Coach | Bestselling Author | Pioneer