Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of that loved one.
For information on pet-loss support hotlines, please see below.
Pet Loss Support Hotlines
Pet Loss Counselors
Judith N. Stone, LICSW
94 Pleasant Street
Arlington, MA 02476
Dana Gilbert, LICSW
110 Manchester Road
Newton, MA 02461
Cheryl Nahas, MA, LMHC
Pet Loss Bereavement Counseling Services
220 Central St. #9
Stoneham, MA 02180
Barbara Morse, MSW, LCSW
P.O. Box 1508
Portsmouth, NH 03802-1508
(Licensed in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire; call for nearest office)
So far the best paw print kit I have worked with is this one: It is available at Amazon and Michaels craft stores.
You can have a clay sculpture made of your pet, based on photos of your furry friend. I had two made for my sister by this artist, displayed to the right.
I was recently contacted by this company that fuses some of your pet’s ashes with blown glass, making a beautiful memorial. I selected the purple color, and it came out lovely.
Check them out at Afterglow Memorials.