Pet Loss

Pend Oreille Veterinary Services realizes that your pet is more than just a pet; they’re part of the family. When you lose your most beloved companion, it brings out feelings that can be very difficult to deal with. During this stressful time, the knowledge that the pet you so deeply cared for can always be with you in a lasting memorial to their unquestioning love is very comforting. Cremation can offer you a dignified and lasting memorial to their lasting and undying devotion to you.
We believe in providing the bereaved pet owner compassionate assistance with their pet’s final arrangements. We firmly believe that pets are an integral part of our everyday lives and should be respected as such. Please let us know if we can discuss cremation and memorial options with you.

Helpful Resources

Washington State University | College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Memorial Program
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 509-335-5704, email:plhl@vetmed.wsu.eduHotline volunteers are a group of WSU College of Veterinary Medicine students who have received limited training in grief counseling by licensed therapists. During the semester, phones are normally staffed Monday through Thursday, 7–9 p.m., and Saturday, 1–3 p.m. PST. There’s abbreviated coverage when school is not in session and during holidays.

Colorado State University | Argus Institute COVID-19 Update. Due to COVID-19, there may be some changes to the schedule or delivery method of pet loss support group meetings. Please reach out to the facilitator whose group you would like to attend for full details.

APLB – Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement For Directory of Services Listing . Professional Membership • Create and Change Your Own Directory Listing Anytime • Continuing Education Webinars (receive ASVSB and/or NASW approved CE) • List Job Openings • Pet Loss Grief Specialist Training Program – Additional registration fees apply. Must be an APLB member to register. • Pet Loss & Grief “Marketing Tool Kits”.

Two Hearts Pet Loss Center – A Companion for your Journey Whether a tribute, a farewell letter, a final goodbye or shared memories among friends and family, our Pet Memorial section is dedicated to those that have given us their unconditional love and devotion.

Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss – The Pet Loss Support Page You can help others cope with the loss of a pet by participating in an Online Research Study about pet loss. Please note that these studies are posted as a courtesy to the researchers and are not in any way affiliated with The Pet Loss Support Page.

Pet Loss Grief Support Community – Resources at Rainbow Bridge Resources for emotional healing from the death of beloved pet. Visit the Petloss chat and forum. Read inspirational thoughts on coping with your loss.