Pet Loss Support


If you would like to share a picture and a few words about your beloved pet in a memoriam, we would be honoured to display this tribute on our hospital website. Please send your memoriam to [email protected]

Losing a pet can be extremely upsetting, sometimes even more so than you might expect. We have such a close bond with our pets, so letting go is never easy and is often filled with pain, sadness, depression—even anger. Our team understands these feelings, as many of us have also lost pets of our own. The emotions we go through are real and nothing to be ashamed of.

Whether your loss is recent or you’ve been grieving for weeks, there are many options to help you through this sad transition and to help you cope with these feelings.


Pet Loss Support Websites:



Pet Loss: A thoughtful guide for adults and children By Herbert Nieburg

The Loss of a Pet By Wallace Sife

Coping With Sorrow On The Loss of Your Pet By Moira Anderson

When Children Grieve By John James

When A Family Pet Dies: A guide to dealing with children’s loss By Joann Tuzeo-Jardmen

Among Angels By April Andrew

When Friendship Lives Beyond The Stars (A book to help children cope with the death of a pet) By Amy Sugar

Grieving The Death Of A Pet By B.J. Carmack

Saying Goodbye to The Pet You Love By L.A. Green and J. Landis

Saying Goodbye To Your Angel Animals: Finding Comfort After Losing Your Pet By Allen and Linda Anderson

How to Roar: Pet Loss Grief Recovery By Robin Jean Brown


Gateway Pet Memorial 24-7 free counselor: 1-855-245-8214


Crisis Support Line: 1 (866) 281-2911

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 4:00pm