Grieving for Pets is a Real and Normal Experience.


“I tell myself that it is a gift to feel this kind of loss, because feeling it means we have allowed ourselves to love someone (or something) so completely even knowing that should the inevitable ever separate us, the pain would be unendureable. We rolled the dice on our love eventually being paid for in heartbreak, opened ourselves to that possibility fearlessly, without restraint, and our lives are richer for the experience, even if it means we will someday spend a future Saturday morning sitting on the sofa in the late summer sun, sobbing at YouTube, realizing what we will miss, and what we have lost.”  

This is a quote from the article in the link above.  If you have a pet, or have experienced the loss of a pet, you will understand that the grieving process for pets is quite real.  It is unfortunate that still in today’s society, individuals who grieve pets are are not looked upon seriously. 

Feelings of grief are quite real after the loss of a pet.  If you are grieving the loss of a pet, come to our free workshop/support group on March 7th. Attendees are encouraged to bring a photo of their pet to share with others.  We will meet from 6:30 to 8:00PM at the Offices of Dr. Michael DeMarco, in Union Square, NYC.  For more information, and to RSVP, email me at , or call 917 525-22-5 X6.  Group will be repeated on March 14 and March 21st, same time and location. 

Facilitator:  Sheila Brown, MA MHC-LP

Individual counseling is also available!


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