Resources

Grieving & Pet Loss

If you’re experiencing Grief after losing your pet, don’t worry. Losing a pet is never easy, and Agape is here for you. In our Bereavement Support resource, we explain the 5 stages of grief, and how some may experience grieving following your pet’s death. We offer ways that you can try to minimize your grief, how seniors experience grief and how even your other pets may experience grief. If you have any questions or would like recommendations of trusted grief counselors, call Agape today.

 

Children & Pet Loss

Often times, parents may think that it’s best to tell children that their pet went to live on a farm, or fell asleep, but in reality, telling a child these things may lead to the child thinking of the pet being gone as only temporary. Telling your child that your pet had simply fallen asleep may cause them to fear sleep and lead to further grief. Helping your child cope with pet loss is never easy, but Agape offers tips, along with information on how a child’s age may affect their perception of death. We offer books and activity ideas that you can do with your child to help them celebrate their pet and make the grieving process a little easier. If you have any questions or need further support, call us today.