Pets give us companionship and unconditional love. Our relationships with them are very special. For many of us, our companion animal is a member of the family, and when the bond we share is broken, the resulting sense of loss and grief is as real and sometimes as overwhelming as when we lose a relative or human friend.
Whether an animal dies, is lost or stolen, or must be placed in a new home, sorrow is a normal and natural reaction to the loss of a beloved friend. But our culture doesn’t provide us with the rituals to help us mourn the loss of a companion animal as it does the loss of a human. Even your best friends and relatives may not acknowledge or understand the depth of feeling you have for a lost pet.
The first step in coping with your grief is to acknowledge your feelings. Grieving the loss of a friend or companion is a sign of the love that existed between you. At the Denver Pet Loss Support Group, you can share your feelings with others who are going through a similar experience. We also provide licensed therapists to facilitate the group to help you free of charge to anyone who attends.
We meet every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Pet Aid located at 191 Yuma St, Denver CO.
You will enter through the North East entrance.