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FIND RELIEF IN YOUR GRIEF
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The Dedicated Professionals
Founder/Certified Pet Loss & Bereavement Counselor
My goal is to provide validation, support and guidance along with the necessary tools to heal. And a safe space to express your emotions without judgement.
RockStar Dogs is a pet photography studio that continously give back to the community and is involved in a program named Project Homebound, where rescue dogs get treated like stars for a day in the studio.
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5 STAGES OF GRIEF
A Brief Explanation
This is our mind's first response to the death of our pet. It's difficult to even comprehend the absolute reality and we become overwhelmed with numbness. With the initial shock, we tend become defensive in order to protect ourselves. Then disbelief sets in, we are consciously unwilling to accept the truth. This however changes with time and after a few hours, or days, we acknowledge the death. This is all normal. CLICK (+) TO READ MORE...
Anger is a temporary response to the overwhelming outrage and frustration of having lost your pet. We may want to lash out at or alienate people around us if they disappoint us in their support; "It was just a pet"! Sometimes, distancing yourself may be the best way to handle this temporary anger. CLICK (+) TO READ MORE...
One of the most normal and commonly experienced responses is guilt. In order to move forward, we must resolve it. Somehow we feel that we failed our obligation and our perception of being able to prevent the death of our pet. This self-degradation is normal during the early stages of bereavement. It is not based on logic or reason and is usually unmerited guilt. CLICK (+) TO READ MORE...
Depression may be experienced throughout the entire mourning process and it's natural. We feel numb, indifferent and life appears heartbreaking. There may be loss of appetite, anxiety, disturbed sleep patterns and obsessive thoughts. There is a pending gloom hanging over our heads and we withdraw. It's even difficult to carry out day-to-day activities and life may appear to not be worth living. CLICK (+) TO READ MORE...
Now is the time for spiritual and emotional healing. Pain stops being an immobilizing force and instead it becomes a precious memory. It doesn't mean that our intense love is diminished for our pet. Instead we are discovering a new dimension, making us a better and wiser person. We no longer consider ourselves victims, rather celebrants of the irreplaceable bond we once shared. This realization will elevate us by honoring our pet in this new way. CLICK (+) TO READ MORE...
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WHAT PET PARENTS ARE SAYING
Gratitude, Grace and Compassion
I’m so thankful for Anneli of Angel PawPrint. I just lost my 14 year old furry son Jinx 5 days ago. I was devastated, crying nonstop, unable to function on a basic level, like eating or bathing, and honestly didn’t think I could live life without my baby, who was also a service dog. She showed me so much compassion, checking in on me and just listened to me, gave me some things to do to help me cope with the loss of my Jinx. Anneli is a beautiful woman inside and out. This grief is so hard to go through, I’m grateful I reached out to Angel PawPrint.
Angel PawPrint was absolutely compassionate to me about the passing of my baby girl Princess. Absolutely great service and caring! I have never felt so much love and understanding from where I was coming from. I got a lot of closure and felt a million times better thanks to Anneli! Totally recommend her to anyone who is going through a rough patch after loosing their fur baby. God bless you Angel PawPrint, you are amazing!
Wonderful experience! When I lost my Bebe to cancer, it was a very emotional time. Anneli was there when I needed her. From the time when I found out the cancer was terminal to the day that I made that final decision to let Bebe travel across the Rainbow Bridge. Such a caring, loving, and compassionate experience. Thank you Angel PawPrint.
Angel PawPrint showed me compassion and helped me cope with the loss of my beloved dog Mimi. I needed someone to listen and Anneli did just that. She is very kindhearted and a great listener. She gave me useful information to help me heal my heart after the devastating loss of my sweet girl. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends.