The DoveLewis 24 hour Pet Loss Support Message Line
Since its inception in 1988, the DoveLewis 24- hour message line has provided support for a great many people grieving the loss or anticipated loss of a beloved animal companion.
The message line receives an average of five phone messages per day. People often call grief stricken over the death of a beloved pet. Some people call because they are worried about a friend, relative or surviving pets. Other people call asking for tools to help cope with grief, requesting titles of books and helpful websites. Many people call because they want/need to tell someone about the death of their... Read More >
Lonny, Jingle Bear, and the Season of Magic
My friend, Deb shared this story of holiday magic with me and I was so touched as I often am by the amazing stories of love and loss and hope that I have the honor to hear from people. I asked Deb to share her wonderful story in this blog. In her own words;
Our Golden Retreiver, Lonny, left us on October 19, 2006. Like all parents suffering a loss, we were at turns devasted and hopeful - devastated that we had to continue without Lonny, and hopeful that he would still make his presence known somehow and send us a message. Thanks to Enid and the Pet Loss Support groups at... Read More >
Please, Share Your Story
Did you know that sharing your story with others may help with your grieving and healing process? It’s true, I have had the honor of witnessing this phenomenon first hand over the years as the founder of DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program. Storytelling is considered one of the oldest healing arts; it has been used for centuries as a beneficial way for grieving people to cope with loss.
Experiencing the loss of a very close companion animal can disrupt your world and cause you to re-evaluate your priorities and think about mortality. When a significant life event like this... Read More >
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