Our Role as a Good Pet Parent

By Coleen Ellis If you’re taking the time to read this, then I’m going to assume you are one of the “good pet parents.” You know what you look like…. you do all you can for your precious pet(s). Good food, good health care, supplements, only the best treats, a good comfy bed, play time,..

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Remembering Mico, and My Why

By Coleen Ellis It seems like yesterday, but it’s been almost 14 years. As long as I had you, is as long as you’ve been gone. It just doesn’t seem possible. I remember the day I saw you in the shelter. Even though you were only about 2 pounds, you were barking with a vengeance..

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A different kind of love letter

By Stephanie Di Traglia There’s nothing quite like the feeling of helping to ensure that a pet parent gets to have a loving goodbye that perfectly reflects the unique relationship they shared with their precious one. From finding just the right way to memorialize their life’s legacy, to walking with them on their healing journey…

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Honoring Abner

By Stephanie Di Traglia Here at The Pet Loss Center, it is our honor to hear the beautiful stories of the lives shared between pet families and their most special companions. Often, one may think of only dogs and cats, but we have Honored the Journey of many different types of companion animals, from fur..

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The Permission to Participate

Us Pet Parents are a remarkable and interesting group, a group that I consider a privilege to be a member of. There’s nothing quite like the connection between people when you get them talking about their pets. Eyes light up, smiles widen, and hearts soften for the terrific tails of the pets who’ve put their..

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We Remember Them

By Stephanie Di Traglia If you’re an Orlando local, you’re likely familiar with the glory of Lake Eola on a gorgeous Saturday morning. February 11, 2017 the park was especially alive with the wagging excitement of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s Paws in the Park event. The scene was parade of pups donned in bandanas, tutus..

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Why Don’t They Get It?

By Coleen Ellis Yet again, I had a grieving pet parent share with me the hurtful things a well-meaning friend said to them after their beloved cat of 17 years died. “It’s just a cat, are you seriously crying this hard over her?” was said to her by a close friend. It was like a..

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