Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love And Grief

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Coleen Ellis lost her "baby girl" in 2003, and she was devastated. No one understood how she could be so upset over losing "just a dog", and she could never really say goodbye to her terrier-schnauzer mix, Mico.

To help pet parents everywhere, she opened the first standalone pet funeral home in the United States in Indianapolis. In this guidebook, she helps pet parents, veterinarians, death-care professionals and others celebrate the special bonds we share with our animal companions.

Drawing upon her experiences helping thousands of pet parents and pet care professionals, Ellis provides:

* ideas to help celebrate the special bonds people share with their pets;
* checklists to choose the right cremation provider or funeral home;
* heartwarming stories that show how pets can be honored in life and in death;
* information on how death-care professionals, veterinarians and others are taking steps to serve pet parents;
* additional resources to help people remember their pets the way they want.

People everywhere want to honor the lives of their pets, and even if you aren't a pet owner, you need to understand why this is important. Help yourself and those you care about with Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief.

Coleen Ellis, who opened the first standalone pet funeral home in the United States, helps pet parents,veterinarians, and others honor the lives of pets. She owns Two Hearts Pet Loss Center ans is the co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance. She lives in Chicago, Ill., and Greenwood, Ind'., with her husband and their furry children.

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    Grieving and observing pet deaths

    Posted by MARIAN KITCHIE on 23rd May 2023

    Title did not really indicate to me actual items covered. Primarily deals with celebrating means to memorialize death of pet and forming rituals such as funerals. This thinking becoming more relevant today as pets are becoming looked at as family members. Good reference for veterinary staff. Not really a book for leisure reading.