Share the loss of your pet with someone who will understand and support you…
Our Pet Loss Support Line
Australia: 1300 431 450 NZ: 0800 114 421
We are not a crisis or free service, counselling rates will apply and vary
according to the service provider. We encourage you to read through our Counsellor profiles
>> Browse all profiles and contact them directly or we can attempt to connect you at the time of
your call. You are welcome to browse our website for information and support in the
Meet our Counsellors…
Understanding grief & loss
Reactions to grief can be manifested many different ways – some of which might be…
- feelings – of anxiety, fear, sadness, anger, guilt
- thoughts – such as confusion, preoccupation and disbelief
- physical reactions – like sleep disturbances, empty sensation in stomach, breathlessness or tightness in the chest
- behaviour – such as crying, sighing, hyperactivity, inability to concentrate, social withdrawal
These are only some of the ways that grief is manifested and everyone’s experience will be unique to them and their loss.
Unfortunately, the grief associated with the loss of a pet is often the most misunderstood. Family and friends often mean well, but can sometimes dismiss your pain and distress…
You are not alone…
Counselling can help…
Not all counsellors specialise in grief and even less deal with the grief associated with Pet Loss. But help is at hand.
Our aim at Pets and People is to help connect pet owners with qualified and experienced pet loss counsellors who are ready and willing to support people in this difficult time. We have compiled a list of resources, both paid and complimentary, to help you work through your grief.