Losing a pet is one of the most difficult experiences in someone’s life.
It can be distressing, traumatic and devastating.
Everyone grieves in their own way.
There is no judgement.
Sometimes you don’t want to talk to a friend or family.
Sometimes they don’t understand your pain. Sometimes their help is not enough.
If you need more help, please reach out, there are many specialised and compassionate services available for your support.

Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service – The support line is open from 8:30am-8:30pm every day and all calls are free and confidential.
0800 096 6606

Animal Samaritans Pet Bereavement Service – If you are saddened and dejected at losing a beloved pet, you will find a sympathetic ear, understanding and support at the pet bereavement service. Please call for help and advice.
0203 745 9859

Cats Protection Grief and Loss – A confidential phone line is open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday – excluding Bank Holidays. If lines are busy, a call-back service is available. While the volunteer listeners do not offer counselling, the team provide an emotional and practical support to owners struggling to cope with cat-related grief, so please get in touch.
0800 024 9494

Ease Pet Loss Support Service – Offer a wide range of support resources, covering different aspects of grief in pet bereavement – free to download or view or listen to online.

The Ralph Site – Pet Loss Support – A not-for-profit website that provides support to pet carers around the loss of a beloved companion with a wide selection of resources that you might find helpful.

The Cinnamon Trust – The National Charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets.
0176 757 900 (M-F: 9am-5pm)

Other Counselling Resources