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Pet Loss Grief Support, Rainbow Bridge & Candle Ceremony

Welcome to Petloss.com, a gentle and compassionate website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet or an ill pet. Here you will find personal support, thoughtful advice, The Monday Pet Loss Candle Ceremony, Tribute Pages, healing poetry, the Rainbow Bridge Poem & much more.



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Read "Welcome At Rainbow Bridge" (Original version)

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Tree        A Christmas Story - by Marion Hale
          A very special story of Christmas at the Rainbow Bridge.


     A Personal note... At this season of joy and celebration, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has helped make this place a genuine source of healing for so many hurting hearts. I thank all of you in this nebulous, yet very real, thing called cyberspace who take the time to open your hearts to others who have also lost a beloved pet.
       A special thanks to the volunteer Message Board Moderators and the volunteers known as the "Wolf Pack" who provide support in the Chat Room.
     And to the many who find the holiday season full of painful reminders, I send prayers for your healing and make this promise: When the time is right, those memories will bring you smiles, not tears.

   Love, Light and Healing.        EdW



Website status as of 12/15/14 3:00 PM Eastern Time

The Bridgelist & Special Needs List for the 12/15/14 Candle Ceremony are now on the website.

View the most recent Tributes posted.


RainbowThe Rainbow Bridge story

An answer to: Where do our pets go when they die?
Read the Rainbow Bridge story

Translations: El Puente del Arco Iris  Sateenkaarisilta  Le pont de l'Arc-en-Ciel  Regenbogen-BrUcke  Regenboog-Brug  RegnbAgens Bro  Regnbuebroen  Rainbow Bridge in Chinese  Rainbow Bridge in Chinese  Rainbow Bridge in Chinese  Regnbuebroen  A Ponte do Arco Iris  A Ponte do Arco Iris  Il ponte dell'arcobaleno  Vaivorykstes tiltas  Rainbow Bridge in Hebrew  Ang Bahagharing Tulay  Prica o Duginom mostu
Terri Pike has created a beautifully animated "Flash" version of the Rainbow Bridge story:
View the animation


CandleCandleCandle The Monday Pet Loss Candle Ceremony CandleCandleCandle

(The Candle Service & list of names.)

Read the Candle Ceremony Information Page

Translations: La Ceremonia De Las Velas De Los Lunes  La Ceremonie De Chandelle Du Lundi  Die Montags Kerzen Zeremonie  De Maandag Kaarsen Ceremonie  Mandagens Ljusceremoni  Mandags Lys-Ceremoni  La cerimonia delle candele del lunedi'  Pirmadienio Zvakiu Ceremonija  Candle Ceremony in Hebrew  OBRED SVIJECA PONEDJELJKOM

On Monday evenings all across the globe we light candles in memory of our pets who have gone on to Rainbow Bridge. It is a very healing ritual with no adherence to any religion or creed, just a simple lighting of candles to bring us all together.
While there is an on-line Ceremony in our Chat Room every Monday, the Candle Ceremony does not have to be done on-line. Each of us can light our candles in our own way, and privately, but since we share a common love and since most of us do light them at the same time, we are joined in love and in spirit.

Candle lighting times are...
In USA:
10 PM Eastern
9 PM Central
8 PM Mountain
7 PM Pacific
6 PM Alaska
5 PM Hawaii


Check the above Countdown Clock to be sure of the time for your location.


Current time
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We also have online lists of the pets we honor in the Monday Candle Ceremony:
The Bridgelist for those pets who have passed on to the Rainbow Bridge and the Special Needs list for those pets who are ill or have special physical needs.

You are invited to add your pets to these lists at no cost to you.

Add your pet to the Rainbow Bridge List
View the Rainbow Bridge List

Add your pet to the Special Needs List
View the Special Needs List

In addition to the Bridge and Special Needs lists, you can have your special thoughts about your beloved pet & a photo be memorialized in a Permanent Tribute.
Add a Tribute to your pet
View the Tribute Pages


Grief Support Message Board

This safe, monitored, Message Board is available for anyone who is grieving the loss of a pet or an ill pet and wants to communicate with others in the same situation.
Go to the Message Board


Grief Support Chat Room

Always open & available to everyone needing support.

(This is where the online Pet Loss Candle Ceremony is held every Monday at 10:00 PM Eastern time.)

Currently in the Chat Room:

Enter the Chat Room

Please Note: Important Chat Room information for AOL dialup users!

(For those who cannot attend the regular Monday Ceremony there is a special Candle Ceremony, once a month, on the second Sunday of the month, at 3:00 PM Eastern time.)


You can click on the image below to light a virtual candle

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Note: This is not a part of Petloss.com or the Monday Candle Ceremony
but it is a nice site where you can light a "virtual" candle in memory of your pet.
(Thanks to CareWolf for setting up the area there for our Petloss family to use.)


Custom Laminated Rainbow Bridge Prints by Petloss.com

"The perfect way to remember and honor your pet"

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Della A Meeting at the Bridge

A true & very moving affirmation that the Rainbow Bridge exists
If you participate in the Candle Ceremony, this is something you must read
Read "A Meeting at the Bridge".


Candle How the Candle Ceremony began

Read the story


article Over 100 Healing and Inspirational poems

Gentle words to help heal grieving hearts
Read the poems


Note  "Precious Little Friend" 

A loving song of remembrance. Written & Performed by Jacki. (This is VERY special - EdW)
Listen to the song


article Grief and Pet Loss by Margaret Muns DVM

Read this thoughtful and comprehensive article

Translations: IL DOLORE E LA PERDITA DI UN ANIMALE AMATO  SURUTYO JA LEMMIKIN MENETTAMINEN  A DOR PELA PERDA DE UM ANIMAL QUERIDO  A DOR PELA PERDA DE UM ANIMAL QUERIDO  Trauer und Verlust eines Tieres 


article Dealing with the Guilt by Ginger-lyn Summer

Excellent advice on how to overcome the terrible guilt so many of us feel after losing a beloved pet
Read the article


videos graphic Beautiful Memorial Videos

Created by Andyvonf for our Petloss.com Family
View the Videos.


Books graphic Pet-Loss Grief Support Books

View the Books I recommend

Pet-Loss Books for the Kindle Wireless Reading Device


marker graphic Custom Markers, Headstones and Urns

View the selection


Phone graphic Support by Phone

Read the list of services & phone numbers


Support by Local Group Meetings

View the list of meeting locations by state


link graphic Internet Support Links

View additional Pet-Grief Support and related Web Sites


Medical Graphic   Links to help for Special Needs pets

View Illness & Disease Information


ecards  Pet Loss Sympathy Cards

View the cards


Bible  Biblical references to Animals & Heaven

Read the references


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Please understand that while I carefully consider all suggestions, I cannot personally respond to every email. - EdW


Special thanks to our excellent veterinarians at the:

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