Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief


The joy and love of having a special pet in one’s life is also the depth of the grief that will happen when the inevitable aspect of pet ownership happens, the death of that special pet.  Pet Parents: The Journey Through Unconditional Love & Grief is a book that brings together others who, too, have loved, and lost, a special and beloved pet.  Join others in hearing of their love, their grief, and the way they honored the life and journey they shared with a special little animal. For every pet parent who loves a pet, to those who have lost a pet, this is the perfect gift for every pet lover.



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.

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.


Dear Coleen, Good morning! I hope this day finds you well.
I just wanted to inform you, I have completed reading your book, Pet Parents. I loved it!! It brought many tears to my heart & soul at times.  Then smiles too. I learned so MUCH from your writings. 

    Thanks a million for writing this book, to help out so many others out there too!!
It sure will be a good & well used reference book for me, for many years to come.
 God Bless all your work.
I will be starting your on-line pet companion course this week too. Looking forward to gaining more insight & knowledge too. 

   It is my FIRST on line course too!Hope it goes well for me, from the technical aspects too! Smiles.

Have a great day! God Bless
Kindest regards,
Deborah Schmiedl

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Weight.3 lbs