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Grief Support

A sad but true fact is that we will most likely outlive our pets. In fact, during our lifetimes we may be fortunate enough to love and unlucky enough to lose several close animal companions. Whether dogs, cats, birds, horses or any other living creature, our friends touch us in special ways that require a special touch to heal. This section of our website is a start toward the healing process.

Grief Forums

The following links will take you to online forums and discusion groups where you can share your thoughts with like minded individuals.

Grief Counselors

While going through tough times, sometimes it helps to talk about what you are feeling. We are pleased to recommend the following counselors that may assist in your grieving process.
G.U.S (Giving Unconditional Support)
Lindsay Benson
Website:    www.guspetloss.org
Tulsa,
Free support group.
Please visit the website for hours and to set appointments.

Grief Recovery Books

Here are a few books that Companions Forever Pet Memorial recommends for Grief Recovery after the loss of your beloved pet. We hope these help.
Pet Loss - A Thoughtful Guide For Adults and Children
Herbert A. Nieburg, Ph.D., & Arlene Fischer
Thoroughly researched and expertly written, this comprehensive guide is a must for animal lovers dealing with the loss of a pet.
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Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates
Gary Kurz
Anyone can take heart from Gary's words of reassurance that pets will go to Heaven.
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Pet Loss and Human Emotion - guiding clients through grief
Cheri Barton Ross, MA & Jane Baron-Sorensen, RN, MA, MFCC
This book is designed to assist anyone in the helping professions to understand what a pet owner may be experiencing when their companion animal dies
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The Loss Of A Pet
Wallace Sife, Ph.D.
Aimed at examining the impact of the relationship that humans have with pets as well as each stage of the grieving process, this revised edition offers new perspectives on the human-pet bond and unique insights for finding personal answers to the loss.
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Poems

We hope you will find words of comfort in the poems listed below. If you take nothing else from these poems, take away the knowledge that others understand your pain and are here to help
Beyond The Rainbow
As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free.
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.

I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Where meadows rich and beautiful -- lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.

I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.

I Wonder If Christ Had a Dog
I wonder if Christ had a dog.
All curly and wooly like mine -
With two silken ears
And a nose round and wet -
With two eyes that glisten and shine?

I'm sure if He had - the dog
Knew right from the start He was God.
And needed no proof that He was divine,
But just worshipped the ground the He trod.

I'm afraid that He hadn't because I have read,
How He prayed in the Garden, alone;
For all His friends and disciple had fled,
Even Peter, the one called a "stone".

And oh, I'm sure that friendly dog,
With a heart so tender and warm,
Would never have left Him suffer alone;
But creeping right under His arm -
Would have licked those dear fingers in agony clasped.
And counting all favors but lost,
When they led Him away, would have trotted along.
And died at the foot of the cross.

The 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.... 
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The Wait Beside the Gate
It has been said that just this side of Heaven's gate there is a beautiful meadow of lush green grass. Warm sunshine casts poofs of shade beneath the blossoming Dogwood trees, and gentle breezes carry all the fragrances of springtime. To this very meadow every beloved pet goes when it dies.
Here old pets happily find themselves young again. Pets who were sick or maimed are completely well and whole. An abundance of delicious food, a sparkling brook of cool water, and favorite playthings are always near at hand. A wonderful place is this, where they can play all day.
Something is missing, though. Or rather, someone is missing. You see, each one misses that special person who loved them, the one they loved so much. But in the very same way they knew that special one would return at the end of each day, they know to wait beside the gate. In the meantime, they merrily run and romp and wrestle and play.
And then it happens, and one day the breeze carries a different, well-remembered scent. In the middle of romping and playing, or even while napping in the shade, a nose begins to twitch. A tail begins to wag and ears perk up as eager eyes quickly find the source of that special scent. Four feet begin running and quickly separate that one from all the rest. The waiting is over! You are finally coming!
Joyfully, there beside the gate, you and your special pet meet again. Hugs and kisses and licks and love meet in one big happy embrace. You both celebrate as you hug the neck and stroke the sides of your beloved pet. Once again you hold that special face and look deeply into those trusting, loving eyes. And then, side by side you go through the gate, never to be separated again.
Finally, the wait beside the gate is over.

Epitaph Suggestions

At a time when you have lost your best friend, it is sometimes hard to come up with the right remembrance saying. Here are some suggestions that we have compiled. We hope this helps you, and if you ever need our help to think up a saying for your pet, please do not hesitate to contact us at the number listed at the bottom of this page. We are here for your every need at this time of sorrow.
  • A Gentle, Loving Spirit
  • A Loyal Friend
  • Always Loved and Remembered
  • Best Buddy
  • Companions Forever
  • Forever In My Heart
  • Friend Forever
  • Giver Of Hugs, Chaser Of Tails Unforgettable Friend
  • Gruff But Loveable
  • I will forever love you
  • I'll Never Forget You
  • In Loving Memory
  • Loving Pal and Friend
  • My Best Friend
  • My Precious Baby
  • Our Love Forever
  • Our Special Dog/Cat
  • Our Sweet Companion
  • She/He came into our hearts. We will always remember her/his personality and love
  • Thanks For Being My Best Friend
  • The Great Dog/Cat
  • The Perfect One
  • Touched By An Angel
  • You Cuddled Into Our Heart
  • You were always my beloved favorite
  • You Will Always Be In Our Hearts
  • A Life of Love
  • A True and Loving Friend
  • Beloved Companion
  • Best Friends Always
  • Family Friend
  • Forever In Our Hearts
  • Gift From God
  • God's Gift
  • Good Friend
  • I Love You
  • I will love you forever, I will love you always
  • In Beloved Memory
  • Love Comes Walking Softly and Steals Our Hearts Away
  • Mama Loves
  • My Little Buddy
  • Our Friend and Companion
  • Our Precious Little Angel
  • Our Sweet Baby Girl/Boy
  • Remembered For Your Loving Ways
  • She/He Only Knew How To Love
  • Sweetest girl/boy in the world
  • The goodest girl/boy in the whole wide world
  • The Great One
  • There will only be one you
  • Will Always Love You
  • You Took Our Breath and Then Our Heart
  • You Will Always Be in Our Hearts Forever

Grief Recovery Links

The links below have been hand selected by Companions Forever to assist you in your grieving process.
Help for when you lose a pet.
A lot of links, info, and a weekly candlelight ceremony
First and largest virtual pet cemetary
Pet loss grief recovery site
Memorial home for your departed pet
Pet Loss Ecards
Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss
Support Group

Common Questions

Companions Forever has compiled a list of questions and answers about their services. If you do not find the answer to your question please contact us at the email address or phone number listed at the bottom of this page. We will be more than happy to answer your questions.​
Click on the questions below to find out more

How long does the cremation process take?

The cremation process varies by the weight of your pet. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to over 2 hours.

When will I get my pet back?

We like to allow 3 days . However, we do everything we can to return your pet sooner.

Why do you charge for a home pickup of my pet when I am located just a few blocks from my veterinarian?

We do pickups and returns of pets to the veterinarian clinics on a daily basis. To go to a private home is not in our regular schedule of pickups and returns. A home pickup cannot wait and must be done promptly where veterinarians have the facilities to hold pets in cool storage until we arrive.

Can I make arrangements to pre-pay for services with Companions Forever?

Yes.  Arrangements can be made by contacting our office at the phone number at the end of this page. We have serveral clientst that will make pre-arrangements and send monthly payments towards their service.  This also locks in any price.

What do you do with my pet until you cremate them?

We keep your pet safely in cool storage.

Do you take credit cards?

Yes. We take Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and check cards.

How do I know I am getting my pet back?

We pride ourselves and our reputation on the fact we do individual, single and private services. The remains are not mixed with any other pet. We also do a common scatter service where we cremate pets in a group. The ashes are scattered at our peaceful and private Memorial Wall at 251st and HW 75, just south of Glenpool.

Can someone combine their pets ashes with their own ashes?

Yes, but we do not provide the service of combining human and pet cremains.

Is it legal to scatter my pet's cremains in a park, lake or ocean?

Yes.

Can you put a pet's cremains in the casket of the owner?

Yes, this can be done, but a family member will have to place the pet's cremains in the casket of the owner.

Can you cremate pets that have been buried for some time?

Yes, under special circumstances and with prior arrangements. Please contact our office at the phone number listed at the bottom of this page to visit with us about this.

Can we include pictures, toys and blankets to be cremated with our pet?

Yes, we strive to meet all of your wishes. Please contact our office at the phone number listed at the bottom of this page.

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Companions Forever Pet Memorial
7442 E 46th St
Tulsa, OK 74145
Phone: (918) 610-0348
Email: wendy@companionsforever.com

In Business Since 1996

Business Hours

Mon - Fri: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sat - Sun: Closed
24-Hour Emergency Service

Payment Options

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