Articles

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, November 16, 2017
Time:6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:Memorial Pet Services
4319 Twin Valley Road, Suite #15
Middleton, WI 53562
Facilitator:    Shaun O'Keefe (Click here to meet Shaun)
Price:FREE



Future Dates:
Thursday, December 14
 - The Sequoya Library 4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 53711 608-266-6485
Thursday, January 18, 2018
 - The Pinney Library 204 Cottage Grove Rd. Madison, WI 53716 608-224-7100
Thursday, February 15, 2018
 - The Alicia Ashman Library 733 N. High Point Rd. Madison,WI 53717 608-824-1780
Thursday, March 2018
Thursday, April 2018

Thank you for your sympathy card. It means a lot to us to have friends that care about our Shadow as we  do, and understand how very special she was to us. Shadow will be in our memories and always in our hearts, as well as Lady & Xena, that were here before her. We also wanted to say a special thank you to Mark for preparing Shadow that day so we could see her one last time. The compassion and thoughtfulness during our time with Shadow was greatly appreciated. The staff at Memorial Pet Services were very comforting to us during this most difficult time and we will never forget all the special things that you did for Shadow and us!”


- Doug & Michelle Keene

Bless you for being there when we needed you for our beloved Eddie. Every piece of memories - from the clay paw print , the lock of hair and his remains. We are so happy with the experience.

Mr. & Mrs. Krueger

- Mr. & Mrs. Krueger