Navigating the Emotional Challenges of Pet Loss
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by Coleen Ellis
1M ago
It’s always a pleasure for me to share guest blogs. Thank you Brittany Cotton for penning some musings for my amazing followers: Losing a pet is never easy. In many households, animal companions are considered members of the family. Despite being frequently downplayed by society, the grief caused by pet loss can be overwhelming. Surprisingly, […] The post Navigating the Emotional Challenges of Pet Loss appeared first on Two Hearts Pet Loss Center ..read more
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10 Reasons for Adding Pet Loss Services to Your Business
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center Blog
by Coleen Ellis
1M ago
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Pet Loss & Grief: From My Heart to Yours on Companioning and Counseling
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by Coleen Ellis
2M ago
I’ve been getting a variety of requests lately about pet loss education. I wanted to share with you some of my personal and professional opinions on the benefits of training in this area to companion, counsel and walk with grieving pet lovers. Losing a beloved pet for a pet parent is an emotionally wrenching experience, […] The post Pet Loss & Grief: From My Heart to Yours on Companioning and Counseling appeared first on Two Hearts Pet Loss Center ..read more
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Just Labs
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by Coleen Ellis
2M ago
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The Healing Journey: Understanding and Processing Pet Loss
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by Coleen Ellis
8M ago
I’m Colleen Ellis, the founder of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center. Today, I want to discuss a difficult topic: coping with the loss of a beloved pet. While it’s a painful subject, it’s one we’ll all face. I aim to provide you with insights and emphasize the importance of giving yourself permission to grieve, mourn, and honor your pet’s life and love. We often wonder why the pain is so intense when our pets pass away compared to human losses. I’ll share a few thoughts to help you understand this. Read More The post The Healing Journey: Understanding and Processing Pet Loss appeared first on Two ..read more
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End-of-life support and after-death body care for pets: what pet owners want
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center Blog
by Coleen Ellis
1y ago
The bond that many people have with their pets often means that owners struggle with significant grief when their pet dies (Voith, 1985; Hart et al, 1990; Cohen, 2002; Chur-Hansen, 2010). Yet, despite the fact that many view their pets as family members, their death typically does not involve the same types of procedures or rituals that are used with human death (Adams et al, 1999; Chur-Hansen, 2010). In fact, the impact of the death of a pet is often not supported or validated by society (Corr, 1999; Doka, 2008). Too often, owners do not receive the emotional support they need from family o ..read more
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Journaling offers a way to channel grief over loss of a pet
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center Blog
by teamdev
1y ago
Many of us, you included, have a love for our pets that’s too beautiful and singular to be simply called a bond. And when they die, they leave dark, empty spaces, and we grieve. In 2010, I wrote a Long Beach Post article about pet-loss grief titled “The empty chair: How to say goodbye to longtime friends.” It dealt with allowing oneself to grieve, the guilt that we sometimes feel over not knowing the pet was ill or maybe holding on and extending their pain, facing the time when that decision has to be unquestionably made, and dealing with people who judge us when we need support: “For Pete ..read more
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As the pet industry grows, pet death business booms
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center Blog
by Coleen Ellis
1y ago
Animal memorial parks, cremation alternatives among industry trends When Richard Thompson’s wife of 40 years was nearing the end of her life earlier this year at a Baltimore County hospital, he couldn’t fathom living alone, especially after their two beagles recently had died unexpectedly. So Thompson, 73, of Baltimore’s Medfield neighborhood, adopted a new rescue beagle named Tucker from Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland in May. Tucker was the godsend the retired school teacher needed as his wife died in June. Read More The post As the pet industry grows, pet death business booms appea ..read more
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How to Best Serve Pet Parents
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center Blog
by teamdev
1y ago
After so many years of it being such a hot subject within the death-care industry, starting a pet loss business may still seem terribly daunting. Before we dive into the various ways you can service another very meaningful form of grief and loss, let’s take a mile-high look at the “why” of serving loving pet parents upon the death of a beloved pet. First, the emotional aspect of pet death. Loving an animal is pure. It’s pure love and pure grief. As a deathcare professional, you’ll love there are no wills and estate settlements to deal with. The bond with an animal is raw love. It comes with ..read more
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Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Opens Pet Loss Center
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by Coleen Ellis
1y ago
For Immediate Release For more Information: Mary Auld, mpadvmg@hotmail.com, 410-666-0490 Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Opens Pet Loss Center; New Full-Service Aftercare Pet Facility is designed to meet the needs of the pet community and honor the bond shared with beloved pets Timonium, MD — In 1967, Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens opened one of Baltimore County’s first pet memorial gardens. Called the Pet Haven, this original pet area was created in response to the need for dignified and respectful sites that would pay meaningful tribute to pet family members. Over the years, two more sit ..read more
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