Having a Pet Funeral

10 Things to Know About Pet Funerals and Memorial Services

For most people, pets are part of the family. So when we lose a furry friend we look for a way to commemorate the memories we shared. The trouble is, it’s not always easy to find the perfect way to celebrate the time we had together. Did you know that you can hold a funeral […]



Celebration of Life or Funeral: What’s the difference?

When a loved one dies, we look for the perfect way to honor their life. We also want to give those left behind a way to say goodbye. Traditionally, society has turned to funeral services that are based on religious or cultural traditions as a way to pay tribute. But times change. As the world […]


My First Funeral

My first funeral was in 2015 when I lost my grandmother. Not only was this my first funeral it was also my first real loss of a family member. I had to travel the next day from my boarding school in MA to Boston and then onto Pittsburg where the funeral was being held. While […]


What to Say to Someone Whose Pet has Died

If you have ever lost a pet, then you know how difficult it can be. For many people, the grief can be as intense as that experienced when losing a family member. As a friend or loved one, it can be hard to know what to say or do to help someone who is experiencing […]


Say This, Not That! When Someone Loses A Pet

When someone you care about loses a beloved pet, you want to be there to offer support. Finding the right words can be challenging. Of course, you don’t want to add to the pain your friend or loved one is feeling, but it’s easy to fall into the trap of offering clichés or platitudes. It’s […]


Funeral Celebrants And Funeral Officiants: Creating Personalized Ceremonies

When it comes to modern-day funerals and memorial services you have many options. In fact, you can design exactly the ceremony you or your loved one wants. The trouble is, the process of creating such an important celebration of someone’s life can be overwhelming–especially if you are planning the ceremony while you are grieving. To […]


Are You Death Positive?

Death. Now that’s something we all have in common! Sooner or later we will all experience it. What we don’t necessarily share is the way we look at it. Most of us don’t like to think about it at all, much less talk about it. We just want to wait death out and then pass […]


Loss of a Pet FAQ

Losing a pet can be a complicated and traumatic experience. Your grief may be complicated by the fact that those you come in contact do not understand the intensity of the pain you are feeling. You should never feel bad because you miss your pet! Our Coping with the Loss of a Pet page has […]


Memorializing Your Pet

It has been said that the worst thing about having pets is that they don’t live long enough. If you have lost a pet then you will certainly agree. Unfortunately, the chances are pretty good that if you have pets then at some point you will have to say goodbye to that trusted friend. Memorializing […]


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