Pet Bereavement Support Group

The loss of a pet or animal to which one has become emotionally bonded can be an intense loss, comparable with the death of a loved one. Whilst there is strong evidence that animals can feel such loss for other animals, this community focuses on human feelings, when an animal is lost, dies or otherwise is departed.

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  • BaebyCat

    My boy

    I had a great companion. My Rudy. He's gone & a part of me is too. I never thought I could cherish a pet. But I did & do. How I miss my boy. He was a staffordshire bull terrier. Beautiful in every way. He was a gentle loving dog who, of all the pets I've had in life, will be a standout. He comforted my mom during her illness. Sitting by her bed. He comforted me when I lost her & my husband so...
  • AgentSmith

    Can't live without him

    I just lost my dog Friday. He was my entire world. I lived for him. I've had the most traumatic life and he was what kept me going. I raised him from a 10 wk old puppy. He was 12.5 yrs old when he died. He was a 130lb Neapolitan Mastiff. I've had him my entire adult life, through everything I've been through. My life revolved around him. I never wanted to be away from him. I suffer from PTSD from...
  • msc1120

    My Sweet Puppy Girl

    This is mostly just for me to get out some of the emotions I've been feeling the past few days.  Monday I had to make the horrible decision to have my sweet, sassy, furry best friend euthanized.  I've had her for 12 years.  I noticed late on Friday that she hadn't eaten all day, which wasn't that unusual because on warm days sometimes she wouldn't eat until it cooled off some in the...
  • lizaradley

    Connecting with a new pet

    I lost my boy Freddy 3 months ago. He was the first pet I have had who was just mine and I loved him so much, I didn't even know you could love something so much. I adopted a new cat on the weekend. He's gorgeous and sweet and playful and he's just not Freddy. And I know no one ever will be and I want to love him as much as I loved Freddy but I'm just having trouble bonding with him. I can't help...
  • Jess1995x

    Our First Cavalier King Charles

    Hi all, I am new to all this so please bear with me! I guess I should start from the beginning really. We got our first family pet in 2010, Dad came home from work one evening and said his work mates partner was having to get rehome her cavalier as her new flat landlord didn't allow pets, so Dad said when would we like to go and view him. We set the date and it came round pretty fast! We all...
  • Jbellegirl

    Am I in denial?

    It's been one week and 3 days since I put my dog Gidget to sleep. Without going into her back story, let's just say that I cried multiple times that - before I drove her to the vet's office, once at the vet's office at least twice, once in the car before driving home, and once after seeing her dog walker cry. But since that day I don't think I've cried for her, and it feels wrong. I loved Gidget...
  • lizaradley

    3 months

    It's been exactly 3 months since I lost my beautiful boy Freddy. I wonder if I'll ever stop crying about him. I'm not going to have children so he was my baby. He was the creature I channeled all my love into and I have so much love to share. I started filling out an adoption form for a new cat tonight but I just ended up in tears. I know it will help to have someone to love again. I know no one...
  • if you think im crazy, just ignore this. but ive felt Rocky's presence today several times. i even called his name. when my last dog Rudy died, i felt his presence so many times that i made a log of them. i still have it at my dad's house. like - im feel a dog jumping against my bed. i felt it. & it felt just like what Rudy did. this freaked me out in a good way - i got Rocky 3 weeks after...
  • March52

    My Best Friend is Gone

    My Coco is gone. He bought so much joy into my life. My heart is so very very sad.  I will love him forever. My friend and companion.
  • BRITLUVER20021

    My poor Evie is gone!

    I put her down Monday morning because she was too far gone and was in pain and I didn't want to be selfish and just keep her for me. I keep crying, this is really hard.
  • I am glad I was able to get in with new user name but want my old one back....
  • aussiechick

    how to tell a child

    Hi everyone..just need some advice please..I had to have my old girl put to sleep in November last year and I have a almost 3 year old asking where she is..I am telling her she is at the vet because she is very sick but I know I can't keep telling her that..thanks everyone
  • Dogs Carmen is in front, Doc in distance. They were pointing a bird I put out in launching trap for hunting training. The bird isn't hurt it is tossed up into air w remote control and it flys back to pigeon coupe. Carmen died April 1, 2009, Doc died Jan. 5, 2014 if memory serves me correctly. Current photo is my avitar, but it is in my photos too if the avitar got changed when you read this!
  • reerose

    Just a Tribute- no reply needed

    BabyDoll,i lost you 5 months ago today. you were my everything. i dont know how ive lived without you.i loved you so much Rocky, my beautiful boy.i will always love you. Mommy
  • feeshee

    My Boy is gone

    Have you ever had a cat that just wants to be near you all the time? So loving and affectionate. Sweet-natured and gentle. He just came into my life one day and never left. He wanted out a couple of nights ago. When I called him before going to bed he didn't come. Feeling uneasy, I went to bed. He didn't come the next morning for breakfast. I knew something was wrong. I called for him...