Pet Loss

VSCT’s Memorial Garden

A Lasting Celebration
The memorial garden at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson was designed as a space to celebrate the lives of our pets. Amidst the bubbling fountain, trees, and flowers, are a series of trellises upon which to hang engraved bells. Bells are not only a happy reminder of the jingling sound of tags […]

Guidelines to Helps Those Who Have Lost a Pet

Guidelines for Helping

Be physically and emotionally present for support. A simple touch on the shoulder, holding hands or hugging will let the bereaved know they are not alone. It can be especially difficult for the single person living alone who lost their only pet. Home is now a reminder of their loss and loneliness. Being […]

Support Services

Pet Loss Hotlines:

Tucson Pet Loss Hotline (520) 349-8094
Leave message and calls will be returned within a few hours.
Arizona Companion Animal Association (602) 995-5885
Available 24 hours a day. Leave message and calls will be returned.
Grief Recovery Hotline (800) 445-4808
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Pacific Time
The Iams Pet Loss Support Center & Hotline (888) 332-7738
Monday thru Saturday, 8am to 8pm
American […]

Reflections

The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.There is plenty of food, water and […]

Pet Loss Support

When you lose a beloved pet, it is only natural and perfectly normal for you to feel grief and sorrow. Research has shown that the human grieving process following a pet’s death is similar to that experienced by people who have lost a family member or close friend. Whether the loss of your beloved pet […]