As the pet industry grows, pet death business booms
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by Coleen Ellis
2M 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
2M 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
4M 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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The Power of Communication
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by Coleen Ellis
4M ago
It happened yet again. And it broke my heart for both parties. I saw a rant on one of the local next-door apps from a family regarding their “awful service” from a local veterinary clinic. While I was reading the rant about unnecessary charges and lack of communication and horrible service, I could literally see both sides of the argument. But the heart of everything what really broke my heart was the cause for the rant. It’s the one thing that cost nothing but can cost us everything: Communication. Now, I’m reporting to you my interpretation about this rant and post, as I wasn’t there and am ..read more
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Honoring a Beloved Pet’s Life by Helping Neglected Animals
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by Coleen Ellis
4M ago
When a pet dies, there are a variety of options for the active mourning process in paying tribute to that beautiful life lived. Camille Johnson was so kind to share with me another way to pay the love forward by helping those in need. Thank you Camille. As an animal lover, you probably wish you could take in all the neglected or abandoned pets in your area. While that probably isn’t feasible, there are other steps you can take to help your furry friends in need. Here are some tips and resources you can use to help your local four-legged friends. Find Local Organizations to Donate To Many anima ..read more
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Remembering Fido – Dogster
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by Elizabeth Anderson Lopez
9M ago
Disclaimer: If you purchase items through links on our site we may earn a commission. Every dog owner will someday experience a time of sorrow that, hopefully, occurs after years of joy with our beloved dogs. While nothing can speed up the healing process — which, indeed, is a process, not something one magically “gets over” after a certain amount of time — many have found memorializing their dog to be comforting. There is absolutely no single, right way to do this, reminds Reverend Kaleel Sakakeeny, an animal chaplain and credentialed pet loss and grief counselor in Boston. “Each of us mou ..read more
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Memories Need Help Sometimes Step Up To Be the One To Educate
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by Coleen Ellis
10M ago
They were a sweet couple, Helen and Bob. Their beautiful little Maltese, Lexi, had just died and they were a mess. Lexi was just one of their many Maltese loves, as that’s what kind of family they were… a “Maltese family.” I was so touched to hear all of their stories, starting with their very first Maltese, Mitzie who passed away years ago, to Lexi and her spirited behavior, to include the three others who were still living at home. They adored those sassy little dogs, and they were not afraid to show their tears and to be vulnerable in front of me about expressing their love and their gr ..read more
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After you say goodbye: grieving for a lost pet, part 3
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by Coleen Ellis
10M ago
“Grief is not a disease. It’s a part of being human, just like love.” – Adam Clark, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, UDenver Losing a beloved pet is painful, often deeply so. But in our society, the depth and reality of our feelings of loss for a pet who has died are often not acknowledged or validated as they are when a human companion dies. This is called “disenfranchised grief.”  Experiencing it can hurt as much as the loss itself. “The human-animal bond is a powerful one,” said Maria Gore, director of operations and program services at the Argus Institute at Colorado State Un ..read more
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Tips for Dealing With the Loss of a Pet
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center Blog
by Coleen Ellis
10M ago
Your pet is like a member of your family. They’re by your side through thick and thin, bringing you comfort and amusement. Losing your four-legged friend can be extremely difficult for the whole family, kids and adults alike. According to Harvard, research even suggests that a pet’s death can have harmful repercussions for a child’s mental health. Understanding how to properly mourn your pet will allow you to grieve in a healthy way and move on. This guide provides some pointers to help you get started. Pay a fitting tribute to your pet with their end-of-life service You want to commemorate t ..read more
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“A sacred and precious time” – Part 2 of a series on pet loss
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by Coleen Ellis
10M ago
Courtesy photo – Dr. Mavi Graves tending to a patient. Pain can flow only as deep as the heart can love. Even though we know that the lives of our pets are short compared to our own, we tend to avoid thinking about losing them. “We actually grow stronger attachments with our pets than with other people,” said Adam Clark, a social worker and affiliate member of the faculty at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. “The security and authentic affection we get from them is different than any human relationships, which come ..read more
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