Pets are part of our families and losing them is very difficult regardless of their age or how long we have had them. Some families immediately adopt another pet to help comfort them in their loss, while others need time before they make another commitment. Each person grieves differently and no one way is right or wrong.

The Prince William SPCA provides the following links as resources for families struggling with the loss of a pet:
Pet Loss Support Group (Fairfax County)
Animal Welfare league of Alexandria’s Pet Bereavement Group
• Washington State University College of Vet Med Grief Hotline 1-(866) 266-8635