Coping With Pet Loss

If you are reading this information, then you have experienced the loss of a beloved pet. Grief is a normal & natural reaction to your loss & you might be surprised by the intensity of the pain you feel.

During the time you were together, the relationship with your pet was constant & significant. The love you shared was real & the feelings of grief are valid.

You are not alone in going through this process. It can help to talk to others who have experienced similar grief. Here are some resources that we hope can help.

Our kindest wishes & sincere condolences at this difficult time,

Animal Humane Veterinary Clinic

Bereavement Resources

Lap of Love

Phone: 855.352.LOVE (5683), 10 am – 9 pm EST, Monday thru Friday

American Veterinary Medical Association


The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement


The Pet Loss Support Page


Everlife Memorials


Albuquerque Area Counselor

Ann Beyke, M.A., LPC
Phone: 505.265.3087

Cremation Resources

Lasting Paws Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Services

Phone: 505.508.0891

Best Friends at French Funerals & Cremations

Phone: 505.345.5615

Animal Humane Pet Memorial Tributes

Celebrate your beloved pet with permanent recognition on our beautiful Main Campus. We offer several options that show your love for the special pets in your life.

Animal Humane Naming Opportunities


Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

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