Egret, San Diego Zoo, CA
A time to join others who are
grieving the loss of a pet
A time to share
and honor your
A time to memorialize your
beloved companion in a
Pet Loss workshops
are held periodically throughout the year
To find out about an upcoming workshop, call or e-mail
Pine Tree Hospice 564-4346 or
Many of us have had pets that we loved like family. Whether we raised
them from the time they were born or they came to us when they were
older, our beloved pets can be as important to us as our own human
relatives and friends.
The grief we experience when a beloved pet dies
can be immense and long-lasting, taking the form of anger, sadness,
guilt, and many other feelings. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for
us to express and share those feelings with others because we may be afraid
they would not understand. After all, it was just an animal, right?
WRONG! Your pet was important to you and your family – more than words
Loss Workshops are for children and adults
The workshop discusses what it means to grieve
the death of a pet, suggests sharing photos and important keepsakes,
provides activities to help participants name and express feelings about their
loss, and commemorates pets with the creation of special mementos.
may end with a short non-denominational remembrance service.
refreshments, information on pet loss books, websites, and other
resources may be provided.
All activities are facilitated by trained
Pine Tree Hospice Evergreen Bereavement Volunteers. Workshops are