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Pets Tributes

Pets Count Too!

When a person you love dies, it’s natural to grieve, express your grief and expect friends and family to provide understanding and comfort. Unfortunately, when a beloved pet dies, many people are less understanding of the deep affect it has on your life. Some may think or say, “it’s just a pet” and think that your pain may pass in a matter of days or with the “replacement” by another animal. Nothing could be further from the truth.

You undoubtedly loved your pet and probably considered him or her a member of your family. Many people, especially those for whom the pet is a constant companion, confide in their animals, talk to them throughout the day, give and receive deep affection, and come to count on their presence as a critical part of the day. So when your beloved pet dies, it’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed by the intensity of your sorrow.

In this section, HealGrief invites you to honor your beloved pet. We welcome your participation and use of these tools and hope they are helpful to you as you move forward from your journey with grief towards a healthy grief recovery. Create a memorial, light a candle, or view our candle gallery.

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Place of birth:
South Windsor, CT

Murphy did not start his life on the best path. He was probably born in a puppy mill and was […]


Place of birth:
Gig Harbor, WA

My beautiful baby Cookie brought so much joy into my life, she was my truest companion, my best friend my […]

Sadie Mae

Place of birth:
Clermont, Fl

She came to me a 3 pound flea infested baby…she got ahold of my heart and I loved her so […]


Place of birth:
South Carolina

I grew up with her. She was an amazing dog and I loved her more than anything else, I would […]

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