Share Your Pet Loss Stories


Through my own experiences of pet loss I've learnt that every one of our pets is unique and when they leave us they leave behind so many wonderful memories.

When they suffer a loss of a pet, many people find that they want to write their experiences down. Not only to capture their memories but also as a way of making their way through pet grief and moving on to pet grief recovery.





Bruno and Baby - Both now at Rainbow Bridge

Video kindly created by Jack at Petphotofun



"Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives." - John Galsworthy



Writing can be a really effective way of expressing your feelings and remembering what made your pet so special to you. Being a pet owner myself and one that has loved and lost many pets, I remember feeling the need to not only share my pet's story and to read the experiences of others coping with pet death and pet bereavement, but also to find stories similar to my own.

For this reason as well as dividing your pet grief stories according to pet type, I will also be creating pages for specific types of pet loss and have added a Search this Site Page to enable you to find the stories you are searching for as quickly as possible. It is my hope that doing so will provide extra comfort for those suffering the loss of a pet in especially traumatic circumstances.

Would you like to share Your Story?

Would you like to share your experiences of losing a pet with others to comfort and reassure them that they can make it through too?

Did you find the loss of your pet more difficult than you expected and if so how did you feel and how did you cope?

Did you have your pet cremated or buried in a pet cemetery and would like to share your experience with others?

Did you hold a service or ceremony for your pet?

Did you do something special to commemorate your pet's life?

Have you any thoughts or tips to share about pet grief and loss?

Would you like to tell the story of your pet's life and death and what they meant to you?

Share your experiences of Pet Loss

Do you have a great story about pet loss? Share it here!

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