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Tue, 08 Oct


The Northfields Centre, Stafford

Pet Loss Recovery and Support Programme

Whether you're a pet owner or work and care for animals, this programme looks at the emotional impact that the loss of pets can have, including the grief experienced when a pet dies, has run away, was stolen and never found, or if a pet had to be given away because personal circumstances changed.

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Pet Loss Recovery and Support Programme
Pet Loss Recovery and Support Programme

Time & Location

08 Oct 2019, 18:30 – 20:30

The Northfields Centre, Stafford, Magnolia Avenue, Stafford ST16 3DU, UK

About The Event


The emotional bonds formed with a pet often exceed the bonds formed with other people in a person's life. Many people think of their pets as very special companions, best friends or a family member and the love experienced with a pet is often expressed as unconditional love and acceptance. When a pet dies, disappears or must be given away, the loss can be devastating.

With nearly half* of UK adults owning a pet, you would think that there would be a tremendous amount of resources for those coping with their loss but pet loss is an often discounted grief by society. It is frequently the case that friends and even family are unable to understand the intensity of our grief and sadly, this often makes many pet grievers isolate from human contact for fear they will be judged. However, it is completely normal to feel a great deal of sadness when losing a pet. Grief is the normal and natural human reaction to any change or end that occurs in life and the loss of a pet can be an enormously emotional loss and grieving experience.

The comprehensive, structured programme enables you to:

  • Remember your pet the way you knew them in life, not only in illness, their absence or at death
  • Recollect fondly on your life with your pet and not have memories turn or be painful
  • Know when you are ready to acquire and begin a relationship with a new pet if you choose to
  • Support and provide guidance to others including owners, family members and children who are affected by the loss

Every participant who completes the course receives a certificate and a copy of the bestselling book “The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss" for future reference - Russel Friedman, Cole James and John W James, The Grief Recovery Method® Taylor Trade Publishing ISBN 978-1-63076-014-4

Course Price: £70.00** per participant (Approx £11.65 per session)

**Course payment on attendance or individual payment can be made prior to the start of the course. Payment options available. Please call to discuss if you have any questions. Please note that each course is limited to 15 places. Payment is not required at this stage in order to book your place on the course.

Course Dates and Times:

Session 1 (Week 1) - Tuesday 8th October 6.30pm-8.30pm

Session 2 (Week 2) - Tuesday 15th October 6.30pm-8.30pm

Session 3 (Week 3) - Tuesday 22nd October 6.30pm-8.30pm

Session 4 (Week 4) - Tuesday 5th November 6.30pm-8.30pm

Session 5 (Week 5) - Tuesday 12th November 6.30pm-8.30pm

Session 6 (Week 6) - Tuesday 19th November 6.30pm-8.30pm

*PDSA Paw Report 2018

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Your email address and any other contact details and information that you choose to provide when registering / booking your place on one of our courses will be held on a secure server. Your details will only be used for the purposes of contact with yourself prior to the course to ask if there is anything you need / that we can provide on arrival or during the course itself and subsequent to the course to inform you of other upcoming courses and events that you may be interested in. They will not under any circumstances be used for any other marketing purposes or given to any third parties and will be held under the strictest confidence.

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