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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)

Read "Welcome At Rainbow Bridge" (Feline version)

Website status as of 04/15/19 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight-Saving Time

The Bridgelist & Special Needs List for 04/15/19 are now on the website.

View the most recent Tributes posted.

Healing Words of the day by BluesWolf

Frequently updated poems/prose to help heal your heart.
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RainbowThe 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 sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

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...
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.)
Enter the Chat Room
Listen to Papa LoboWolf's Favorite Music.

(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


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.

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


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

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Created by Andyvonf for our Petloss.com Family
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View the Books I recommend

Pet-Loss Books for the Kindle Wireless Reading Device

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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

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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

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Bible  Biblical references to Animals & Heaven

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