|Work hours||Add information|
AVAILABLE APRIL 2018
1st Tactile griefKit for pet loss support. Specially-designed stuffed animals to aid grief from pet loss, and journal to gently guide you through the healing process.
|Mission||“To help people in times of grief over the loss of a pet, to validate their feelings and to validate a pet’s life…They are never “replaceable”|
I have been an animal lover since I can remember…my first memories are when I was about 18 months and I would crawl outside to play with our 2 cocker spaniels, Cindy and Flop, in their dog house in our backyard. I was an avid reader of books and encyclopedias on dogs and horses all during my teen years, and knew most breeds of both. I have been blessed with 12 dogs, 1 bunny, 2 house cats and numerous strays. Animals are in my soul.
in 2014, I had to unexpectedly euthanize both of my dogs within 6 months of each other. The first was my 9 year old, Maggie, and the second was my 13 year old baby, Lola.
The night my husband and I euthanized Maggie was one of the hardest times in our lives or so I thought, subsequently six months I lost my precious Lola. It was then that I found my deepest grief. For the first time I found myself childless. Sleeping became very difficult for me and I was at a loss. That week my four year old niece handed me her very special stuffed animal that she slept with every night and said “Yaya sleep with this.” I was brought to tears by her gesture and gave her the biggest hug. That night I cuddled it the way I did Maggie and Lola and was able to drift off and sleep peacefully through the night.
When I woke up the next morning, the idea came to me…a “griefpuppy”. Something to give one comfort and solace during their time of loss. After hours of endlessly searching the internet I realized what I had to do, not just for me but for others in the same situation.
After two years in the making, griefpets is the first tactile transitional tool to help people cope with the grief over the death of a pet. The grief-kit includes: a stuffed animal, griefpuppy or griefkitty, designed with “healing emotions” in mind, to ignite hearts with happiness, peace, and relief. The pets have a safe microwavable heating pack to help calm and soothe the griever, nurture the soul. The heat pack also gives the pets a more realistic feel than a