Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery  & Crematory
817.478.6696
Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory is a full service perpetual care cemetery. We provide pick-up, in-house cremation or burial preparations, memorials and more.

Dealing with the Unexpected Death of a Pet

For the brief time that an animal is in your life, he or she gives you happiness and unconditional love. There’s no time to mentally prepare yourself for your friend’s loss when the death occurs unexpectedly. It can be especially difficult to move forward from a pet’s death when you question whether it could have been prevented. Give yourself the time you need to heal, and take solace in the company of others who understand the depth of your loss.

Coping with Self-Blame and Guilt

It’s common for pet parents to blame themselves after the unexpected loss of a pet. This is natural, because you loved your faithful companion. It’s because of your love for your pet that you should be able to acknowledge that you would have done things differently, had you been able to foresee the tragic consequence. In other words, it wasn’t your fault. There is no way to know when a reckless driver will run over a pet, or when an animal’s sleepiness indicates a health problem. You did the best you could for your companion, but sometimes, things happen that are out of your control.

Writing a Letter to Your Pet

There are many ways you can memorialize your pet, such as by selecting a personalized headstone to mark the final resting place at the pet cemetery. You could also write a letter to your pet to express how you feel. Write about your happiest memories of your pet, and thank him or her for being part of your family.

Giving Yourself Time to Heal

Accept that the grieving process is on its own schedule. You’ll always miss your pet, but there may come a time when you’re ready to adopt again. Remind yourself that your beloved companion would have wanted you to give another animal a loving home.

The compassionate staff at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory would like to extend our sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your beloved pet. We understand what it means to love and lose an animal, which is why so many pet parents choose our pet cemetery in Arlington, Texas. Call (682) 587-2324 to speak with an understanding staff member about your pet’s funeral.

International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Pet Loss Professionals Alliance Member