Welcome to PawsInRHearts
Our Beloved Pets
From the moment they become family members, and through the years we share, we dread this day; the day when our pets cross the Rainbow Bridge.
At PawsInRHearts, we're here to help you get through this devastating loss and celebrate the joy your pet has given you.
An Animal Chaplain for all occasions-sad, joyous, or simple prayers of gratitude for the
gift of unconditional love that only our pets can provide.
The day my precious Oliver crossed the Rainbow Bridge, I was devastated. He was the most beautiful, intelligent, mischievous Weimaraner, just shy of 16 when he passed. No matter how many years I tried to prepare myself for this moment, right up until his last breath, I prayed for a miracle. How would I go on without my beloved boy? How do you cope with this heartache? That's when I decided to become an animal chaplain and pet loss and bereavement counselor.
Photo courtesy of Janet Zimmer Photography
Helping humans through the grief and more
We love our pets so deeply, the thought of living without them is heart wrenching. Knowing that Oliver’s days were numbered, I sought a certification in Pet Bereavement Counselling and subsequently became certified Pet Chaplain (non-denominational interfaith). Not everyone is sympathetic to the deep loss we feel when we lose a beloved pet. "It's only a cat," they may say, and that only adds to your sorrow.
What else do animal chaplains do?
It's all about the animal(s) and the special relationship you have with them. As with chaplains for humans, animal chaplains draw upon universal spiritual principles to help humans celebrate the lives of their beloved pets while the pet is alive and thriving, sick and aging, and sadly, when Hospice and euthanasia are needed. We perform memorial services, write and read your pet's eulogy, pray for healing, provide comfort when your pet is dying or has passed and, will even hold your hand at your pet's final vet visit.
Individual/family bereavement counseling
Pet memorial services and tributes
Pet Hospice support
With you for euthanasia
Your pet's written
New pet selection consultation
New pet welcome celebration
Compassion fatigue support
Your unique requests
Supporting every member of the family
Dogs, Cats, Birds, Reptiles, other Mammals-They All Matter
All consuming grief can make it difficult to cope with life’s daily responsibilities. We seek to bring comfort to humans who are facing or dealing with pet loss. Every pet, regardless of species, has a soul and is uniquely special to their owners. Celebrating your pet's life journey can help bring closure and a sense of peace.
Like all contracts, our life with our beloved pets have non-negotiable term limits. It’s the deal we make the day they enter our lives and hearts. You can find some comfort and closure with a memorial service or reading.
Your Pet's Legacy
In Living, Loving Memory
Capture your most cherished memories of special moments with your pet. Their comical antics and most tender memories can be expressed in a memorial service and tribute and then shared with your family and close friends, privately or in the setting of your choice.
New Pet Celebrations
Is there any greater joy than the love we feel for our pets? Rather than live day to day worrying how we will go on without them, why not celebrate the incredible bond we share as family members?
To learn more about our support and services, please complete the form below and tell us about your pet(s), your concerns and your needs. Someone will contact you within
In Loving Memory
February 2002 - January 2018
February 2003 - March 2018
June 2002 - August 2015