Losing a beloved pet, for many, is like losing a best friend. Please know that you are not alone and grieving for your pet is a very natural, normal, and personal process. The manner and intensity of our reactions to this loss will be different for each person. Don’t be afraid to contact pet loss support groups, pet loss hotlines, or local specialists who are knowledgeable about loss and receptive to helping people who have lost a beloved pet. The following is a list of resources that may be helpful to you.