A pet death doula is a non-medical person trained to emotionally and educationally support pet families throughout their pet's last phase of life. We hold a nonjudgmental, safe space for feelings and grieving. A pet death doula helps connect pet parents with available resources and create a meaningful goodbye with their pet.
A pet death doula does not offer medical advice, does not diagnose and does not interpret medical records.
No, I will not. This is your journey with your pet and that decision is not mine to make. I will, however, go over "Quality of Life" scales, talk about values and discuss what is most important to your family and pet. I can answer general questions you may have about euthanasia and connect you to resources in your area. All of these tools will help you make the best possible decision for your pet.
I am not a veterinarian and do not perform euthanasias myself. I do have a network of veterinarians that offer in-home euthanasia or no-rush euthanasia at Safe Haven Pet Loss Center.
Regardless of how, when or where your beloved companion passes, you have the right to choose what happens next! You can have a funeral for your pet. We hold funeral and memorial services at Safe Haven Pet Loss Center. It can be a small, intimate viewing or a large scale service. If you can't find a pet funeral home in your area, you can hold one in your home. You could write a eulogy, invite friends and family, and serve your pet's favorite human food. This is your journey with your pet - do what feels right to you.
Yes! The pain felt after pet loss is real and not everyone "gets it". As a certified pet loss and grief companion, I am here to walk beside you on your grief journey - without judgement. I offer a 4 week, one-on-one package where you and I will do a deep dive into the relationship with your pet and explore ways to help you reconcile your grief.