ARKLE Veterinary Care, LLC

1020 Concord Rd., SE
Smyrna, GA 30080-4206

(770)435-6700

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General Information -  Pets in Heaven - Tribute Sites - Discussion Groups - Condolence Cards

  • Rainbow Bridge Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
  • Pet Euthanasia This page was written by Dr. Rox to answer questions you may have about euthanasia, including the process and how to decide if this is the right choice for your pet.
  • Georgia Pet Loss Resources a listing of crematories, counselors, hospice care websites

General Information

Angel Animals http://www.angelanimals.net/welcome.html While not specifically a "pet loss" site, this site focuses on animals and spirituality, and offers an interesting selection of articles. (It also has some pet loss resources.)
Animals in Our Hearts http://Animalsinourhearts.com Offers links, articles, an audio-book, tips on helping a friend or loved one cope with loss, and a variety of other animal-related resources.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement http://www.aplb.org An association of pet loss counselors and professionals. The site offers links, articles, a bookstore, and directories of counselors and pet loss support groups.
Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine http://www.argusinstitute.colostate.edu/ Sponsored by Colorado State University, this site provides a number of excellent articles on pet loss, plus additional resources for more help. (Formerly "Changes: The Support for People and Pets Program".)
Cat Lullaby http://www.myspace.com/fredmooltenandfriends Hear a lullaby inspired by the death of a beloved cat; the lyrics can be found at http://bluesandfolk.com/lyrics.htm (scroll down to "Cat Lullaby).
Chance's Spot http://www.chancesspot.org/index.php  Several helpful downloadable brochures on pet loss.
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Coping with the Loss of a Pet http://www.homevet.com/bonding/loss.html An article covering grieving, the five stages of mourning, how to explain pet loss to a child, and reasons for euthanasia.
Emotional Trauma http://www.helpguide.org/mental/grief_loss.htm  A good, generic guide to causes, symptoms and coping strategies for emotional trauma, including loss.
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Explaining Pet Loss to Children: Six Do's and Don'ts http://tinyurl.com/q35sa
FidoFinder.com http://www.fidofinder.com/ A site where you can register a missing pet, along with useful tips for finding a lost pet.
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Green Pet Burial Society http://www.greenpetburial.org Information and advocacy regarding natural burials within pet cemeteries for those who prefer burial to cremation, and natural burial to underground entombment. They also address pet burials in family plots of (human) cemeteries.
Grief Healing http://griefhealing.com An excellent resource from pet loss counselor Marty Tousley. It offers an extensive collection of Marty's articles and columns on grief, plus other resources. The one downside is that it is graphics-intensive and can take a long time to load (but it's worth the wait).
Having to Say Goodbye http://www.landofpuregold.com/loss.htm A (long) page of pet loss tips and resources from a golden retriever site. A key resource is a state-by-state guide to pet loss resources and support groups; click on the map to find resources in your state. In addition to links, poetry and basic tips, this page offers an extensive list of books for adults and children. Also graphics-heavy and slow to load.
Healing and Inspirational Poetry http://www.petloss.com/poems/poems.htm Links to dozens of poems on pet loss and related topics.

Hoofbeats in Heaven http://www.hoofbeats-in-heaven.com/ A site dedicated to resources on "horse loss support."
In Memory of Pets http://www.in-memory-of-pets.com/ An extensive collection of links, book references, and other resources for pet loss.
Lightning Strike Pet-Loss Support Page http://www.lightning-strike.com/frame_pet-loss.htm One of the oldest pet-loss sites on the web, with an eclectic selection of resources and links. Now offers pet loss support blogs!
Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets http://www.pethospice.org/index.html A site dedicated to "Promoting the right to make personal choices concerning a terminally ill companion animal, maximizing quality of life and informing the veterinary community and the public about the value of hospice care."
Perpetual Pet http://www.perpetualpet.net Information on freeze-drying pets.
Pet Hospice Care http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/pethospice/ A new discussion group focusing on pet hospice care and bereavement.
The Pet Loss Grief Support Website & Candle Ceremony http://www.petloss.com/ Offers information on "The Rainbow Bridge" in several different languages, plus a Monday evening worldwide candle ceremony for pets. Also offers a chat room, translations of the ceremony, poetry (see above), articles, books, links to online support groups (on AOL, Compuserve, and GEnie), links to telephone support, an article on grief writing, and links to other resources.
PetLossHelp.org http://www.petlosshelp.org/ Articles, a weekly column, and a place to add your photo tribute for weekly postings.
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Pet Loss Phone Support http://www.petloss.com/phones.htm Links to university and veterinary hospital hotlines, and also to a variety of counselors and organizations that offer telephone support to pet owners.
The Pet Professor http://www.thepetprofessor.com Though not specifically a pet loss page, this site is loaded with useful information and great pictures.
The Things You Would Have Said A site where you can post letters and messages that express what you "would have said" to a departed loved one.
Time to Let Go http://www.messybeast.com/euth.htm Good article on euthanasia, and on how to determine when the time is right.
Treegivers
http://www.treegivers.com/program.html Plant a tree in memory of your pet
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Pets in Heaven

All Creatures Do Go to Heaven... Especially Pets http://www.all-creatures.org/ach The presentation on this site can be a bit off-putting -- lots of bold, different size fonts, etc. -- but I found the verses and translation details very interesting and worth exploring.
Animals in Heaven: Proof that Animals Go to Heaven http://www.ourchurch.com/member/w/w_lasalle/ A number of useful scripture references on the topic.
Creatures in Heaven http://www.creatures.com/ A site that offers books, videos and music as well as information on scripture and whether pets go to heaven.
Do Animals Go to Heaven? http://www.eternalanimals.com A number of loss-related resources, plus health tips and other info, and a book and articles dealing with the "pets in heaven" issue.
Will Mr. Pooper Go to Heaven? http://www.annerobertson.com/MrPooper.pdf Short PDF file discussing scriptures regarding pets; comforting.
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Tribute Sites

Angel Cats http://angelcats.faithweb.com Cat memorial site in the UK. (Lots of popups, unfortunately.)
Chance's Spot http://www.chancesspot.org/tributes.asp
Ever My Pet  is dedicated to helping people pay tribute to and memorialize their beloved pet. They offer the finest quality pet urns and best customer service available. They donate to a no kill animal shelter for every order.
Heaven's Playground Pet Memorial http://www.forpetloversonly.com A site where pet owners can post memorials and tributes; plus a discussion forum, poetry, sympathy e-cards, and links.
ILovedMyPet.com http://www.ILovedMyPet.com/ Offers a free online memorial listing for three months, and charges a small fee for longer (or large) listings. All profits go to humane associations.
In Memory of Pets http://www.in-memory-of-pets.com/tributes.php
Light a Candle http://www.dotsphinx.com/lightacandle/ An interesting site where you can light a "virtual candle" in memory of your pet.
Pet Memorial Website http://www.mypet-memorial.net A place to post free memorials, photos, tributes, stories, etc.
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Pets4Ever http://pets4ever.moonfruit.com A free site where you can post photos and stories about your pet.
PetsEverlasting.com http://petseverlasting.com/index.htm Offers a variety of resources, including a tribute section, chats and a forum, as well as links to a variety of products.
University of Georgia Pet Memorial http://vet.uga.edu/giving/honor.php This gift will be a fitting tribute to a faithful companion, because future generations of pets will benefit from your generosity. Your gift can make the loss of an animal meaningful to the next generation of pets by making their lives longer and healthier.

Discussion Groups

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Chat Room http://www.aplb.org Chat room for pet loss, MWF 8-11PM (ET), Sunday 2-5PM (ET); Chat Room for Anticipating Pet Loss, Thursday 8-10PM (ET)
Chance's Spot Online Support Group http://www.chancesspot.org/supportgroup.htmMeets online every Thursday from 9 to 10 P.M. Eastern time.
PetsEverlasting.com http://petseverlasting.com/index.htm Offers a variety of resources, including a tribute section, chats and a forum, as well as links to a variety of products.
Pet Hospice Care http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/pethospice/ A new discussion group focusing on pet hospice care and bereavement.
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The Pet Loss Grief Support Website & Candle Ceremony http://www.petloss.com/ Offers information on "The Rainbow Bridge" in several different languages, plus a Monday evening worldwide candle ceremony for pets. Also offers a chat room, translations of the ceremony, poetry (see above), articles, books, links to online support groups (on AOL, Compuserve, and GEnie), links to telephone support, an article on grief writing, and links to other resources.

Condolence Cards

1-2-3 Greetings: Electronic Pet Loss Condolence Cards http://www.123greetings.com/pets/loss_of_pet/index.html Free electronic pet loss condolence cards.
Free Online Pet Loss Condolence Cards http://www.comfortpets.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=6
In Memory of Pets http://www.in-memory-of-pets.com/sympathycards.php You can order printed sympathy cards from this site.
Pet Loss: Tracks in the Sand http://pub43.bravenet.com/postcard/post.php?usernum=3671508911 Design your own electronic pet loss card.
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