Pet Loss Support & Resources from Summertree Animal & Bird Clinic

Pet Loss

Losing a pet is never easy. Whether the death of your companion is expected or as a result of a sudden accident or medical crisis, the sorrow you feel is real and often substantial.

The team at Summertree Animal & Bird Clinic offers you compassion and guidance during this sad time. Our supportive services include an informational library, a place to share, and the opportunity to celebrate the life of your special pet.


Pet Loss Library

The pet loss library is a valuable resource for those who have lost an animal companion, as well as those who are anticipating the death of an aging or ill pet.  You will find answers to frequently asked questions about grieving, both before and after the death of a pet. In addition, you will read stories about other pets and their owners and have the opportunity to share your stories with others.

This resource is one that can be shared with the entire family and is intended as a tool to aid adults and children alike in the process of healing. Convenient online access allows all members of the family to explore their feelings in the privacy of your own home.


Light a Candle

We invite you to light a virtual candle to honor the memory of your deceased pet.


Pet Memorials

Celebrate the life of your loved one with a custom pet memorial. This special tribute includes the opportunity for you to post slideshows and videos, photos, and stories depicting your deceased pet. The online memorial also includes a visitor guestbook, to document the thoughts and memories of friends and family.

The pet memorial wall encourages you and your family members to create an online plaque to hang on our virtual wall, leaving a loving memory for others to read and cherish.

If you are looking for other resources to help with the loss of a special family pet, please contact our clinic.