Grief Support



When I am gone, release me, let me go ~
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
be thankful for our beautiful years.

I gave to you my love, you can only guess
how much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
but now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comfort by trust.
It's only for a time that we must part,
so bless the memories within your heart.

I won't be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call, and I will come.
Though you can't see me or touch me, I'll be near,
all my love around you soft and clear.

And the, when you must come this way alone
I'll greet you with a smile and say:

" Welcome Home"

Ways to honor the loss of a special companion and celebrate its life:


Plant trees for Pets in their Memory

Celebrate treasured memories by planting trees in memory of your pet. Or, you can plant memorial trees to comfort someone who has recently lost a pet. By planting Trees in Memory, you memorialize their life in a living, vital way that grows more grand throughout the years.

Please click here to plant a memorial tree - The Arbor Foundation

Please click here to plant a memorial tree - Green World Project


Make a Memorial Donation

In honor of your beloved pet or to comfort a friend or relative who lost their best friend and companion, make a memorial donation to an organization that saves lives.

Many times it is difficult to figure out a way to express sympathy to the people who are mourning a beloved pet.  One of the best ways to express sympathy and to honor their loss is to make a memorial donation to an organization that saves lives. 

After Your Dog Dies: How Long Do You Wait To Get Another One?

There are many wonderful reasons to once again share your life with a companion animal, but the decision of when to do so is a very personal one. It may be tempting to rush out and fill the void left by your pet’s death by immediately getting another pet. In most cases, it’s best to mourn the old pet first, and wait until you’re emotionally ready to open your heart and your home to a new animal.

Some retired seniors living alone, however, may find it hardest to adjust to life without a pet.

If taking care of an animal provided you with a sense of purpose and self-worth as well as companionship, you may want to consider getting another pet at an earlier stage. Of course, seniors also need to consider their own health and life expectancy when deciding on a new pet.

Please know whenever you are ready, Rescued for Life is here for you!