As a trusted pet care professional, you’ve been there for families through every stage of your client’s lives. From working with a pet loss partner to assist you and your families with the most professional and dignified services to being a true resource for you and your staff, The Pet Loss Center is here to assist you as your partner in your pet loss needs.
No one knows better than you that pets are important members of a family. Owners care about them and worry about them. They want to make the best decisions for that faithful family friend. Most pet owners carefully considered the choice for a veterinarian and chose you as their pet’s health care provider. You are their trusted advisor on many issues concerning healthcare.
At the end of a pet’s life, it is not uncommon for you to give advice or make recommendations concerning aftercare. So, just like in the healthy part of their lives, pet owners look to you for guidance and advice about what to do when their pet dies.
At The Pet Loss Center, our mission is that every animal receives dignity and respect in life and death and our vision is to provide world-class end-of-life services to pets and those who care for them. Let us be your partner in making sure that you, your families, and the pets you care for are taken care of with the utmost of care and respect.
We are committed to bringing you the resources, programs, and processes to provide you with peace of mind when it comes to the topic of pet loss. We bring you:
Cremation options to fit every family’s needs and circumstances.
Trusted Journey, a digitized tracking process to ensure the safety and security of the chain of custody of each pet for the cremation process at every step along the cremation.
Beautiful enclosed rolling-stock vehicles, ensuring the dignity, professional and private transportation of pet’s bodies.
Free RACE certified continuing education opportunities, in the comfort of your office, discussing every element of pet loss and grief so that your team is more at ease with helping families during this very emotionally charged time.
Free grief resources for your families, brochures, reading materials, and on-line grief support for those families needing that extra care.
Free online grief resources to use with your families, from links for reading to an online virtual pet loss support forum to join others who are experiencing the loss of a beloved pet.
A Memorial Center with viewing rooms, giving you the opportunity for those families that need some extra time in saying their good-byes that option.
Professional courtesy free cremations for your veterinary clinic team, our thank you to the veterinary partners that we work with for the amazing work that they do for their families.
We fully understand that the services provided for pets who have passed on reflects on the quality of your practice and must be second to none. We welcome and encourage any veterinarian or staff member to come tour our facility to learn more about our services.
You deserve the best. Your families deserve the best
As a pet care professional, you have embarked upon a mission of helping people and their pets. Whether you are in the medical field or in pet death care, possessing skills necessary to assist families through the emotional times associated with the death of their beloved pets will be a comfort to you and your families.
As a pet death care provider, these courses are a wonderful program to bring to your veterinary clients. Facilitating this learning for clinics will certainly position your organization for more value-added services.
As a veterinary clinic, your team will appreciate enhancing their skills in assisting grieving families through the loss of their beloved animal companions.
Modules and Descriptions
The curriculum of the coursework is arranged to give you choices, matching your particular needs to an appropriate learning module. These courses provide a clear understanding of the grief process from a variety of perspectives, delivering the skills you will need to be both helpful and healing. These various Pet Loss & Grief Companioning courses will bring to you the skills you’ll need to feel comfortable in working with those experiencing the loss of a pet.
You and your clinic can pick from a variety of courses and methods of receiving this educational information. Courses such as:
The Basics of Pet Loss Companioning
Understanding the Six Central Needs of Mourning
Understanding Eﬀective Communication and Caregiver Attributes
Various Consumer Segments Response to Pet Grief
Anticipator Grief and Rituals
The Importance of Self Care as a Companion
Pet Loss Companioning and The Value of Rituals
Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certiﬁcation Course
This intense 3-day retreat will provide every educational aspect of pet loss and grief.
From walking with a family in their grief journey to the marketing of your pet loss services, every important component of being a companion will be discussed in detail.
All of the mentioned courses are available in a variety of teaching mediums. Contact is HERE for more information.
* Course meets the requirements for continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.
“Just when you think you’ve got it down, this course advances your skills 10-fold. It is always the right time to learn more about companioning for our field!”
– Kathy Cooney, DVM Home to Heaven, LLC
“The Pet Loss and Grief Companioning courses are still one of the best CE experiences I have ever had. Coleen is engaging and makes serious topics bearable and enlightening. I still use many of the “words and phrases” I learned during my course on a daily basis as I help coach families through their pet’s end of life experience. Coleen is a gem and her course is priceless. It is a must attend for anyone helping families cope with the loss of a beloved pet.”
Coleen Ellis lost her “baby girl” in 2003, and she was devastated. No one understood how she could be so upset over losing “just a dog,” and she could never really say goodbye to her terrier-schnauzer mix, Mico.
To help pet parents everywhere, she opened the first standalone pet funeral home in the United States in Indianapolis. In this guidebook, she helps pet parents, veterinarians, death-care professionals and others celebrate the special bonds we share with our animal companions.
“Wow, all I can say is AWESOME!!!! I loved every word on every page. You did a fantastic job in allowing readers to see the REAL you – although to me there is really no substitution to meeting you in person and being warmed by your smile, your hug and your sincere interest in each and every person (human or furry) that you meet.”
Drawing upon her experiences helping thousands of pet parents and pet care professionals, Ellis provides:
ideas to help celebrate the special bonds people share with their pets;
checklists to choose the right cremation provider or funeral home;
heartwarming stories that show how pets can be honored in life and in death;
information on how death-care professionals, veterinarians and others are taking steps to serve pet parents;
additional resources to help people remember their pets the way they want.
People everywhere want to honor the lives of their pets, and even if you aren’t a pet owner, you need to understand why this is important. Help yourself and those you care about with Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief.
As a pet care professional, many times you are at a loss for resources to help a grieving pet parent; resources that can be tailored to the many facets of a grieving family and their individual journeys through the death of a beloved pet. Families will appreciate these brochures, each answering to a different aspect of a family and their unique needs in understanding the emotions of the loss of their pet. From the initial discussions of how to memorialize their precious pet through the Guide to Planning Ahead to guiding a friend in how to companion a grieving heart, your families will thank you for helping them through a very dark time. Parents will also thank you as you now have an insightful and educational piece in helping them explain death to children.
If you are currently partnered with The Pet Loss Center, please contact your local center to receive your free brochures.
If you are not a partner of The Pet Loss Center, please EMAIL US for pricing and information on personalizing these brochures with your company information.
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