Feeling lost?


What do I do next...

When your pet dies, you may not know what to do next.  You may even have a friend that their pet passes and you're not sure what to say. 

Click on the Articles you wish to read.  They are also in printable format.

  1. The Moment After Your Pet Dies
  2. Pet Loss and Children
  3. Natural and normal Grief Responses
  4. Helping Others Through Grief
  5. The Stages of Grief
  6. Looking at Loss as Transition and Change

All articles are written by Shaun O'Keefe, a Licensed Counselor and educator here in Madison.  Shaun is also Memorial Pet Services Grief Support group facilitator. 

Next Pet Loss Meeting

Date:Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Time:6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:The Pinney Library
204 Cottage Grove Rd Madison, WI 53716
Facilitator:    Shaun O'Keefe (Click here to meet Shaun)

Future Dates:
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
 - Memorial Pet Services 4319 Twin Valley Rd. Ste 15 Middleton, WI 53562 608-836-7297
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
 - Memorial Pet Services 4319 Twin Valley Rd. Ste 15 Middleton, WI 53562 608-836-7297
Thursday, June 2018
Thursday, July 2018

You can help by supporting the Pet Loss Resource Center (PLRC)

The PLRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that supports the pet community in south central Wisconsin. Companion pets are vital members of the family and this resource center can only do so much without more help. If you are able to help, financial donations is what we currently need to continue to help our community and maybe even yourself.

Just a short note to thank you for your compassionate care and outstanding customer service - from the kind lady who helped me make arrangements on the phone for my beloved standard poodle, Buddy, to the beautiful paw print ornament that you took time to make. As a veterinarian for the past 14 years, but not in private practice anymore, words cannot describe how impressed I as with your service!!! Please keep up the good work – you each really do make a difference.

- Dr. Pam Kindschi

The loss of a pet (family member) is the hardest thing I've gone through. We had a vet come over to put our dog down, she recommended she be taken to Memorial Pet Services. We were very confident she would be well taken care of and we were right. They went above and beyond, they even made us an extra clay paw print to remember her by. The staff is amazing, especially Jessica!

- Heather Bauer