How To Deal With The Death Of Your Dog

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Dog graveLosing a beloved pet can be emotionally devastating. Your pet is a part of your family and it’s never easy saying goodbye that last time. If you are someone who has recently lost a canine companion, the editors and staff here at CanineJournal.com offer you our most sincere condolences. We understand the pain you are feeling right now and know that this is not easy to handle. We also feel that sometimes it’s best for people to discuss their pet after losing them as a way to begin to recover. We welcome you to leave memories of your dog in our dedicated Pet Loss Support community topic.

In this article, we will offer some strategies and insights to help you work through the mourning process.

The Grief Process

Everyone deals with grief in different ways. Denial, anger, and guilt are all strong initial reactions that preclude the inevitable sadness that comes when the shock is gone. These reactions are often taken out on those closest to the one experiencing the loss, and act almost as a means of protection for that person until they are able to face the truth. The process, as a whole, may look like the following:

  1. Denial and/or anger
  2. Guilt
  3. Sadness and/or grief
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

Dealing With your Grief

While grief is a very individual and personal thing, there comes a time for us all when it’s best to stop feeling the loss and to actively choose to move past it. The right time for you, will not necessarily be the same as someone else; depending on how long it takes you to move through denial and get to acceptance, it could take weeks or it could take years for you to become ready to deal with your grief. When you are ready, however, you don’t have to face it alone.

Facing Death Together

Aside from willing family and/or friends, there are entire communities of people who feel just like you and want to connect. Types of support include:

  • Pet-bereavement counseling
  • Pet-loss support hotlines
  • Online and/or local pet-loss support groups and forums

If sitting down for a one-on-one with an actual counselor, or even getting up the nerve to attend a local support group proves too much at this point in your process, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary medicine offers a toll-free, Pet Loss Support Hotline for grieving parties. We have also recently set up a Pet Loss Support in our community that may prove helpful.

Personally Facing death

While outside support is an important tool for coping with your grief, there are some things that a support group can’t do for you… you have to do them for yourself. A few things that you can do on your own to help move past your grief include:

  • Acknowledge your sadness, embrace it, and give yourself permission to feel and express this pain! It’s a vital part of the healing process.
  • Write out your feelings. Whether it’s in a personal journal or an essay on Fido that you submit for publication, writing is extremely cathartic.
  • Volunteer with a local animal shelter. While this may be best left for the later stages of grief, just like helping other people helps you forget your own problems, helping other animals will help you move past your loss.
  • Prepare a memorial for your pet. The act of having a service, saying a few words, and laying your pup to rest will definitely help give you the closure you need.

Dealing with Reality

Beyond your grief lies reality: Whether you’re having to make the tough decision to euthanize your sick or aging pet, or if your pet is already gone and you’re having to deal with the memorial, and burial or cremation arrangements, the reality of these situations can come crashing down on you like a ton of bricks. This can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn. We’ll walk you through these separate scenarios so you can confidently cope with whatever comes your way throughout the process.

Dog Euthanasia

As your pet ages, or in the event that your otherwise healthy pup should become unexplainably ill or injured beyond recovery, it may be necessary to become emotionally prepared to euthanize your pet. From knowing when it’s time, how to say goodbye and what to expect next, our article on Dog Euthanasia will walk you through this difficult process so you don’t have to do it alone.

Dog Cremation

Whether your dog’s death was of natural causes, or you were forced to make that tough decision yourself to end his or her pain and suffering, once your dog has passed comes the matter of cremation or burial. Our article on dog cremation and burial offers information on the process of dealing with the remains, and options for memorializing your pet after death.

Remembering your Pet

Don’t forget: The best way to honor your pet, your four-legged family member, is to remember the good times you had together and to be grateful that you were given the valuable time you had. Gratefulness goes a long way in the healing process, and helps us remember that, despite the heartache when our sweet ones pass on, that it was worth it… and that one day, it will be worth it again.

Rainbow Bridge Can Comfort One Dealing with the Loss of A Pet

Whether you are dealing with the loss of a pet yourself or helping a loved one manage their pain, the Rainbow Bridge is always a nice story to share your sympathy in a very empathetic and caring way.
Rainbow Bridge Poem

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Video: Rainbow Bridge Song

Sara is a writer for Canine Journal. She adores dogs and recently adopted a rescue pup named Beamer. Whole she may be adjusting to life with another being to care for, she needed no time to adjust to all the extra love.

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77 Comments on "How To Deal With The Death Of Your Dog"

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Jenna Klimas
My dog’s name was Gimlet. He lived until 16 and had the cutest little ears. He slowly got worse as my other dog bullied him. But he still head on. When he turned 15, things turned around, and he couldn’t get on the bed and soon he needed help getting up. He had liver problems and he couldn’t help when he needed to “go.” When we moved away, he hit is birthday(on Earth day!) and his hind legs couldn’t hold him up anymore. His front paws were so exhausted the next day we had to carry him around. My parents told me they were going to put him down the next day, but that would never happen. I’m so glad he didn’t have to die in a lot of pain, because he died in his sleep.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss, Jenna.
Brandon
My beloved dog Troy (half husky lab) was put down yesterday due to cancer he has developed. I knew it was only matter of time before the Chemo therapy will have little effect remaining. He was 11 years old and he has travelled all over the place with me, from the waters of Hawaii to the cold winter in the East coast. It was the hardest thing I had to do, watching him slowly closing his eyes as his soul floated away. I miss him so much and one day shall reunite with him again.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss, Brandon.
Kumti
My baby dog is going to be laid to rest tomorrow and what pains me most is that he’s totally fine. No sickness,nothing.He’s going to be gone because today he scratch a girl and it’s not even my dog’s fault. That girl was a total stranger to him and she was trying to hit and scare him which can easily intimidate any animal.My baby is only 2 but in these 2 years he has given me so much happiness. Now idk what to do. He’s next to me right now while I’m bawling my eyes out holding him. He has no idea that tonight is his last night. Gosh this really hurts.
Kimberly Alt
I am so sorry. What a terrible situation for you and your dog. I can’t imagine what you are going through. I didn’t realize dogs could be euthanized for scratching a person. Again, I am very sorry this happened to you and your dog.
Nicholas
Harry was 13, and suffered Adesen’s disease, and his body was too weak to fight it off.
Nicholas
My Jack Russell terrier, Harry was put down this afternoon at 3:30P.M. I miss him already.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry, Nicholas.
Nicholas
Thank you for your support, Kimberly Alt. Harry was a good dog. My little sister, Natalie an I showed him how to be good after our parents rescued him from a horse stable. So, he and Danali (my parents first dog who was a Pembroke), will be safely in the arms of my now deceased uncles Richard and John for another 50 to 60 years (I’m currently 20) until I die and reunite with him and every other deceased member in my family with endless hugs and kisses.
My blue healer, Kelly died at the age of 10. She had been ran over when she was a puppy and lost an eye. Over time she got blind in the other eye. Then one cold day we found her desk on her bed. She was my big baby and I hope to see her again another day.
Kimberly Alt
I’m sorry for your loss, Syd.
Elichika
Two years ago I lost my beloved dog I raised from a puppy, Max. He was my baby, I loved him more than anything in the whole world. He was a black Labrador and staffy mix. He was great for my mental health, always knowing what to do – Hell, he’d even remind me to take my meds. My mum and I went on holiday with my younger brother and sisters, we left him with my stepdad to take care of. My stepdad gave him away. He was about 9 at the time, so he’s running 11 now. The fact that I’ll never know if he’s passed or not is almost worse, I’d rather know he has passed if he has, so I can pray for his soul to pass safely to the other side, but if he’s still alive, i pray every single night that he comes back to me.
Izabela
My 2 1/2 yo Pomeranian died late morning due to complications after anesthesia. A few of her knees were failing, which is quite rare for a 2 1/2 yo dog as these problems occur later in their lives: 7-12 y/o. This is my first dog (I’m currently 15, bound to be 16 very soon). I do feel like she is temporarily somewhere (i.e. dog kennel), which was stated in the article that denial would occur. As of right now, would it be ok to foster a dog, later adopting another? This is all so surprising because this morning I had about 3 hours of sleep and Cinnamon couldn’t stop barking. My last words to her were “Please shut up!” Please cherish your dog and get lots of photos of them. They are never too young to die.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss Izabela. As for fostering a dog, that is up to you and your family to determine when the right time is. Our thoughts are with you.
Mathew
Just lost my Maxie a chihuahua at 15 y/o, slept on my bed next to me and passed peacefully, I’m glad we knew it was his time and he did too which made it a lot easier. I’m just in a pure state of rage but hitting anything is irrational, cya in the next world little brother.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss, Mathew.
Brian
My dear sweet Beagle, Molly passed yesterday about noon. Just Sunday she was running & jumping & barking around the house. In February she had a “neurological episode” of undetermined cause The vet said to bring her home & make her comfortable. We nursed her back to health over the next month feeding her baby food from a jar & yogurt & carrying her in & out of the house. Sunday she was running, jumping & barking her as usual. Monday she was lethargic & seemed to be in pain. Took her to the vet. X-rays said she had a large mass in her stomach/intestines. Never had any unusual symptoms. Took her home. Seemed to rally. Tues. was fine in AM. Suddenly had a hard time breathing & was gone in ten minutes. I’m glad she was at home & I was able to spend her last moments with her. She passed so quickly & didn’t have to suffer. We are so sad. She was a rescue from Kentucky 11 + yrs ago, where she was not retrieved by her former owner/hunter
Kimberly Alt
I am so sorry for your loss Brian.
I lost Lucy last night. My wife and I got her as a one anniversary present to each other. She was 12, so sweet to everyone. We had them three kids after her and she welcomed them all to our home. I will miss her always.

I miss you little Bell

Kimberly Alt
Rob, I’m so sorry for your loss. I bet your family has many wonderful memories of Lucy. Please know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Christopher
We have a dog who’s more than 18 years old, I know her since we received her as a Christmas present years ago. Now she’s old, she lost a few of her teeth so she can’t chew on harden dog food, we try softer and moist dog food but she refused, so we give her some of the human food that she easily eats, not only that she feels pain on her right behind leg and now she’s walking in three for three months now and she’s getting skinny.
My mother told me that she’ll make a call to the vent for a date to put her to sleep. I always thought she’ll die naturally but now she’s going to get a shot, I don’t know if I could handle the lost, she’s like family.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry Christopher. Losing a pet is difficult, especially one that has been around for 18 years. You’ve created so many wonderful memories with her I’m sure and her presence will be greatly missed. Enjoy your last few days with her and spend them doing some of her favorite things. Please know that we are thinking of you.
Suli
Im sorry for everyones loss. Yust lost my 20 year old chihuahua due to seizures and old age,im 26 so practically ive know him all my life.he was my little brother. Every night for the past 7months he would wake me up with barks.because he got stuck on the bushes or was hungry or thirsty . he relied on me to survive basically. It was frustrating at times but i understood him. Now im gona miss all those barks in the middle of the night…he will be missed. And ofcourse im here crying drinking a coffe feeling like shit. Thanks for taking your time.hope you find peace to who ever is going through the same. Peace~
Kimberly Alt
Thank you for sharing with us Suli and please know that you are in our thoughts. Losing someone who was significant in your life is never easy.
Kathleen
We made the decision to put our 11 red nose pit bull down tomorrow. He has fluid pleural effusion and the vets cannot tell us why. It was drained 9 days ago at TUFTS and they said it would happen again. Just 2 weeks ago Moses was himself, know he takes short steps and has to rest because hes having problems breathing.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry Kathleen.
Jerry
I took my road dog Tank (11yr old pitbull) to the vet today because of a limp. The vet did an X-ray and diagnosised him with SPONDYLOSIS and perscribed a bunch of medicine to help but he said I will eventually have to put him down. Tank has been in pain for about week and has not been as active as he usually is and it’s tearing me apart to see him like that. A few months ago he was jogging a 5k with me and going for long walks. Now he can’t even walk down the block. He is not gone but I know he will be soon. I knew this day would come but i didn’t think it would be this hard to deal with.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry Jerry. I know you will treasure every moment you have left with him. Please know we are thinking of you and Tank.
Kellie
My little bub passed away yesterday afternoon. I am so heartbroken and feel very empty. She was our family dog of nearly 16 years. I love and miss her immensely.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss, Kellie. I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family.
Mike
My gramma’s dog was put down this morning cuz she couldn’t breathe properly and her back legs she couldn’t even move and her tail would move even if she wasn’t trying to make it move. A month ago her front legs were getting bad now she can’t even walk or stand with her wheelchair. So we had to put her down. She was 12 years old
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss Mike. You and your grandmother are in my thoughts.
David
I lost my sweet poodle Razz yesterday Nov 6, 2017 . He was my best friend in the world, he had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed. Razz was better than i will ever be i cant wait to see him again in the after life. I LOVE YOU RAZZ VERY MUCH- Amen.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss David. It sounds like the two of you had an unbreakable bond.
Diana Portillo
I lost my dear boy, Cypy yesterday, November 6, 2017. I loved him so much. Sometimes I got impatient with him and this is just killing me right now. He was a good dog and so very strong and brave. I am racked with guilt right now and I truly want to thank you for your blog. It has helped me right now. I can’t help but feel I could have done more for him. He died in my arms and I am very gratefull for that. I held him until he began to stiffen then I took him to the vet. I could not bear to feel him get completely stiff so I took him quickly. Now I feel like I should have kept him longer but I could not bear to it….I am just racked with this horrible pain.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss Diana. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this time.
Zulekha Gordon
I lost my little boy Tiki of 10 years yesterday. It was so painful to see him go that way! I am still in shock. He will be missed dearly. I pray that he knows how much I love him.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure Tiki knew how loved he was. It’s clear that he meant a lot to you and I’m sure he felt that throughout his time with you. Thank you for sharing with us and know that our thoughts are with you during this time.
Anthony Dial
I just learned about 2 hours ago that my mom’s friends dog passed on Thursday, he was a Black Lab named Bear, we all loved him, he was a pain in the butt, but he never deserved what he had to suffer. When he was a puppy, he was bit by a tick and got Limes Disease. He had really shaky legs after that, then the one day we left from my mom’s friends house, he stopped being himself, he wouldn’t beg to go to the bathroom, he wouldn’t eat, he’d just lay down, Jan took him to the vet and they said he was very, very ill. He had to make the decision, he took him home and set up a nice litthe area, he gave him his last treat before he slipped away, I didnt learn till today because I had to deal with school, but i was heartbroken, I’ve known that dog all my life, since I was a baby. He was about my age in dog years, 11. I just, I just don’t wanna beileive it, it’s to hard and I don’t know what to do. I’m currently balling my eyes out while writing this.
Kenny
Hi my thoughts are with you. Tomorrow we have decided that our friend Henry must have the injection. He can’t breathe any more the poor chap.
As l write l cry.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry Kenny.
elna
Hi Kenny, my sincere sympathies are with you. May Henry RIP.
Bryce
My dog who I had for eight years died five hours ago I miss her so much
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss Bryce. Know that our thoughts are with you at this time.
Gillian Morris
Im so genuingly uoset for you. Im so sorry i really am
elna
Hi everyone. I live in Springs, South Africa. I lost my beloved Uno 2 weeks ago. She was born in my house, first and only puppy in the litter. German Shepherd. Uno was my shadow. My companion. My everything. Only 2 1/2 yrs old.
She was poisoned with a deadly substance called “two step poison”, smuggled across our borders from neighbouring states. Your animal has about 25min to live once she ate it, baited in meat. She died in my arms at the vet. What a horrible horrible death! I still cry every day. I have repeated nightmares. I cant sleep. I miss my baby. Her place is so empty. Oh how I miss my baby. My baby.
She was the 3rd dog in our street in a week to die such a barbaric death! I try to be brave, but I am so weak! Thank you for the rainbow song, but now I cry again. Thank you for this page, to be able to share my pain and loss. RIP my beloved Uno!!
Kimberly Alt
Elna, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. What a tragic story. I hope the person(s) responsible for these murders is caught. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Krystal
yesterday my sweet baby Eli crossed the rainbow bridge. I loved him with my entire heart and soul for 11 wonderful years. He was so full of life up until his final days when he suddenly got extremely ill and I could tell by the look in my eyes he was ready to go. We took him to the vet and there he crossed the rainbow bridge. I’m not crying because he passed – I knew in my heart that it was time for him to move on. I’m sad because I miss him so dearly. He was my best friend and my baby and my everything. I love you so so much Eli. More than I can even express. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you my sweet boy. I just want to hold your big chubby body in my arms one last time.
Michelle Schenker
Krystal, Thanks for sharing your story of Eli. Our hearts go out to you during this troubling time.
Riley
I am so sorry Krystal. I feel your pain all too well. We have decided as a family that it is time for our beloved Pomeranian, Fox, to cross the rainbow bridge this week. We just found out his liver and kidneys are failing, and it has been one of the toughest days of my life. Though he isn’t gone yet I can’t stop sobbing. The hardest thing I’ve ever experienced is watching him grow old and develop so many problems associated with his age. He has been such a wonderful staple in our family for the past 13 years. It’s true that they let you know when they’re ready to move on, the light has gone from his eyes and he spends most of his time sleeping. I am absolutely heart broken at the thought of no longer having him welcome me when I come home. He is an amazing dog and one of the biggest lights in my life. I love you sweet Fox.
Sending hugs your way xx
Kimberly Alt
Hi Riley, I’m so sorry to hear about Fox. He sounds like the best dog and I’m sure he knows how much you and your family love him. Thinking of you during this time.
Eileen smith
My dogs appointment is in two hours. I am drained. Of all days he is perky. I keep thinking this is his last walk, his last poop his last…I will be with him for his last breath but the time waiting for his appointment is the worst.
Gayla Greenfield
I lost my little Sophie August 1! I’m so depressed and heartbroken! I don’t go an hour in the day where I don’t think of her.
Sophie had kidney disease then got very aggressive cancer. Soph was 12 and half years old, a cairn terrier mix. She was my best little companion, I to felt like she could understand words. So many times it seemed like she was going to start speaking! Sophie was always happy to see me, listen to me and go wherever I took her.
I have not stopped crying since August 1st when I had to have her euthanized. She has stopped eating and drinking. So I had to do the thing I dreaded the most, take her in!
Somehow I got strength and held her and told “the doctor is going to make you feel better”
After I was told she was gone, I felt like a sledge hammer hit me in the stomach and almost passed out!
How, oh how do I miss her!
How does one accept this?
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry Gayla. Ultimately, it just takes time and that can vary from person to person. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Cole Chambers
My dog died yesturday I’m dealing with depression she has been with me my who life I’m 12 she was 12
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry Cole. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Make sure to take care of yourself and get any help you need for your depression. And feel free to share any of your favorite stories of your dog with us if you think that will help. Thank you for sharing with us and our thoughts are with you.
Anna
My dog Maggie had gotten injered really bad by a car accident two days ago and its been really hard to deal with her loss because she also had a sister that lived with us who had never been seperated from Maggie. Maggie was everything to my she was my best friend,someone who was alway there for me, and who i was never mad at.She was my baby and now she is gone.We only had her for two year but i was the best two years of my life. I have been crying nonstop and every time i think about her or go to her grave I care….I dont know how to deal with it.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss Anna. Please know that our thoughts are with you during this time. Thank you for sharing with us.
Maria
I lost my my precious Maggie last Monday 08/14 and then her older sister Iris just a few minutes ago 08/17. I was the one who held them in my arms the moment they were born until their last breath. It was the most painful thing I have to go through. I have no kids and have treated them like my own. I’m writing this with tears rolling down, too much I don’t think I can stop. I know it will take time for me to recover or think of having another fur baby. For now, I have to deal with my grief. I miss them so much, the pain could be so unbearable sometimes.
Kimberly Alt
Maria, I am so sorry for your losses. My heart aches reading your comment. I’m so glad you were able to be with them during their final moments. I’m sure your pups appreciated being wrapped in your arms as they took their last breath. Thank you for sharing with us and know that you are in our thoughts.
Minerva Buelna
I also wrote with tears down my face…. My Rottweiler of two years accidentally trapped himself into the bathroom while we were away and died of heat stroke. I do have kids and I considered Lushen my child as well….

I blame myself for not closing all the doors in the house. He was our protector and our love… My kids now have to learn of loss and grief and I am left wondering what would have been for my baby…

I am hysterical and don’t know how to cope… My little rotty was my life, just as my kids…

Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this time.
Sandra
I’m so sorry for ur loss Maria.i too lost my lovely poodle and like u have no children ..i thot my heart was going to break and it took a while before i was able to face the day without thinking of her every minute or breaking down uncontrollably.i can totally empathise with ur loss.u take care x
Kimberly Alt
Sandra, thank you for reaching out to a fellow reader with your condolences. I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts as well and that I am sorry for your loss.
Inah
Our beloved dog Tj passed away 2 days ago. We’ve been blessed to have him for 17 years. I was 15 years old when we got him. I treat him not as a pet but like a little brother and it hurts so much to know that my little brother is gone. I already suffer from depression and now I’m having a really hard time coping up w it.I don’t even know how my days will get by…I’m just really broken.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss, Inah. It’s important to allow yourself the time to grieve the loss of your brother. He will always be a big part of who you are. Thank you for sharing your story with us and know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Matthew Caceres
I have just lost my dog Jaden in a very terrible way with him being attacked by my other dog Hoffman. He was a long-haired Chihuahua and he grew up with me and I grew up with him.The pain is settling a little knowing I still have my three other companions but he was by far my favorite and it will be hard to live without him but I like to think I’m managing well. Thank you for your time and support.
Angela
I just lost my dog, Milo, a couple days ago.
We had been together for about 13 years, and I always think he will be with me forever.
But suddenly he got sick and die. My best partner in crime is gone. Leaving me alone.
Going back home feels so different right now. There’s no walking fluffy that wait me at the door with his excited wagging tail and wait me calling his name and shake his head. Feels so empty.
And I still kepp want to keep calling his name, hope he coming back home.
Kimberly Alt
Angela, thank you for sharing your story with us. It sounds like you had a wonderful relationship with your dog during those 13 years. I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you are going through right now. You are in our thoughts and please feel free to share any of your favorite stories of Milo with us.
Warren
I just drove my granddaughter to work for the first time, without having Max in the car. It was difficult, to say the least. First, a strange thing happened. When I pulled out of my neighborhood, onto Rt 9G, I felt a breeze on my neck. I turn around to see if I had left the window open from this morning. No window was open.It made me feel good, because I felt Max was with me.
But, when I got to my daughter’s house, and my granddaughter came out, I cried, because normally, Max would have his head out the window, smiling and wagging his tail. The first thing Kayla would do was go to the rear window and pet and say hello to him.
I have never been this close to any other dog in my life. To me, Max wasn’t just a dog, he was my 2nd son. He had a personality that was almost human. Sometimes he would look at me, as if he wished he could talk. He would let us put hats, glasses, shirts, etc on him, and he would pose for pics. He loved when people came to the house. When he got excited, he would find a rock, and throw it all around, hitting it back and forth with his paws, like a soccer player. Everyone always got a kick out of that. He was also the most intelligent dog I have ever seen. He had 7 or 8 toys, and I could tell him to get a certain one, and he did. I can go on and on about him. I loved him so much, and will never feel the same about any other animal. He will always be a major part of my life, and live forever in my heart.
Kimberly Alt
We are so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Max was a wonderful friend and one of a kind. Our thoughts are with you. Thank you for sharing about Max with us.
Riley
Hi Warren,
I’m so sorry for your loss 🙁 My heart aches reading your story. I, too, felt that my beloved Pomeranian was the most “human”-like dog I had ever met. He was so intelligent and had a personality all his own. I’ve had countless pets throughout my life but never any remotely like him, which makes losing him all the harder. I feel like I have lost a sibling, and it is the most excruciating pain I’ve ever felt. I have lost a piece of my heart, of my family. However, I find comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain, for that is what really killed me the most. Watching him become a shell of his former, vibrant self was devastating beyond belief. There aren’t enough words to even begin to describe how much my family loved him, as he did us. Max was lucky to have such a loving owner who I’m sure gave him the best life possible. I am so happy that we got to do the same for our sweet Fox. What a wonderful gift he was in our lives. I have faith I’ll see him again someday <3 much love
elston
thank you for the support on grieving for out dog Rango who is in heaven right now watching over me and my family.
Kimberly Alt
I’m so sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you.
Rory
Thanks this has been very helpful.
Kimberly Alt
You’re welcome Rory, and so sorry for your loss.

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