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12-22-17 Standard and Deluxe Pet Caskets size Large The folks here are absolutely OUTSTANDING! I received my little boy (Corky's) Casket very well built as well as the design. The sealing tape was very easy to place around the casket for permanent sealing. The casket itself was very beautiful inside; lined just like the adult ones in funeral homes. The product is very durable and built to LAST in the event one should move and want to take their little one with them. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND these folks as well as their reputable products. I will be ordering my fur babies future caskets from them as they grow old. MaMa Wilkie

10-5-17 Deluxe Pink Medium Pet Casket We lost our little Annabelle she was a beautiful 11 year maltese and she was our baby. We wanted to honor her and give her the burial she deserved. I did an internet search and came up on Pets we Loved website. I ordered the Deluxe Pink Med. Casket. We had a few questions and called the company and they were so helpful. We had our casket four days later. We found this casket be be very well made, beautiful, classy and just perfect for our little girl. I would highly recommend this company and this product. Belinda

9-27-17 Pet Paw Mini Arch Pet Memorial Once ordered, the response was quick. I was kept advised of expected shopping time and notified when it shipped. It's a good quality and the price is perfect. I have ordered from other companies and the price was double. Jacquelyne

8-14-17 Deluxe Blue Medium Pet Casket The materials were high quality. Shipping was right on time. This casket enabled a fitting funeral service at home for our beloved cat. I highly recommend it. N/A

7-12-17 203 Farewell My Friend Stone with Engraved Granite Insert I currently lost my cat of 11 years to a sudden illness and he passed away in my arms on the way to the 24 hour Veterinarian. His name was Two Stripes, I honor his name and life in purchasing this beautiful headstone in his name. You can say I was pleased with the order. I only have one suggestion. It should be a little bit more taller than it is. I know it was my mistake because after reading the dimensions and heights after I purchased. I misread it and that is just because I was ordering this item Under complete sadness, but this is not the only item I purchased. In 2014 I purchased a coffin for our little dog of 18 years and now both of them are buried side-by-side, but unfortunately I could not buy the coffin for my cat two stripes and I should have planned ahead just in case. But we did find something suitable for him packed it with some belongings that he slept on while slept next to me at night. So that his body can rest peacefully on. So in conclusion, if you are thinking of ordering products from pets we loved company. I would be okay in recommending pets we loved company, It does not take very long to arrive. A little pricey for low income people, but yet it is a good company Shaun V

5-21-17 Angel Dog Pet Memorial Marker Recently lost my pug suddenly, I found this caring wonderful company and ordered a memorial angel dog marker....was told about 3 weeks which was fine but then got it in about a week and a half....They even sent a sympathy card as well as an email expressing their sympathy...it is very hard to find a great company like this...I HIGHLY RESPECT THEM...FEEL TRUSTING OF THEM... THANK YOU. Vic

5-1-17 Value Medium White Pet Casket Excellent service and quality, third of this size our family has purchased from Steve, all perfect and as expected. This company has wonderful customer service;the owner answers and replies to questions immediately with compassion, understanding and patience. I was very emotional and this company is supportive in every aspect. Arrived exactly when promised and same service as the last five years. N/A

4-12-17 Standard and Deluxe Pet Caskets size Large We are so happy to have found your line of caskets. We purchased a furever pet casket. When we received it it was just as represented with thick walls that look like they'll stand up forever. We have been wanting a permanent casket for our pets for years, and I think we finally found one. N/A

4-5-17 201 In Loving Memory Stone with Engraved Ribbon I love this memorial Stone, I was looking for something to put in my garden in memory of my rottie who we had to put down about 4 months ago to go with the baby palm we planted for him on his birthday and this is perfect. The Stone is absolutely beautiful and if it's even possible looks even better that pictured. Thank you for supplying this product, it makes my day when I look at it. N/A

Because She Wasn't JUST a Dog


" “Thank you so much for thinking of me, Jennifer, but I really don't feel like going out to dinner this weekend."

"But Nadine, it's your birthday- we have to celebrate!"

I gripped the phone receiver even tighter in my hand. I knew Jennifer's intentions were good and caring, and like many of my other friends, she felt uncomfortable, confused and impotent when it came to what appeared to be my refusal to get on with my life.

Several weeks later, I sat alone in front of the TV, paying only the slightest attention to the coverage of Ronald Reagan's funeral. As I watched the motorcade wind its way through the California hills across my screen, I felt wrenchingly sad, but it wasn't because of Ronald Reagan's death. Just a few months earlier, I'd weathered the one-year anniversary of my dog, Buttons' passing. For the last year, I'd somehow survived not only being without her physical presence for the first time in almost 2 decades, but also the inevitable, "Why don't you go get another dog?" or "Aren't you over it yet? She was JUST a dog!" from many well-intentioned friends.

Every pet parent who's ever had a heart-dog knows, Buttons wasn't just a dog. She was my best friend, my partner in crime, my greatest teacher and my adopted daughter. We'd lived all over the United States: Chicago, Tucson, Santa Cruz, and been together for 19 years. She was there to comfort me when my fiancé broke our engagement, and I was there to help her heal and become an 11-year cancer survivor on all natural remedies. No, she wasn't just a dog… she was the love of my life.

As Nancy Reagan sat silently staring at her husband's coffin, I felt myself getting agitated. The familiar voice of a famous network newscaster had launched into a commentary praising Mrs. Reagan up one side and down the other for her incredibly admirable stoicism. I, on the other hand, just wanted to reach through the screen and shake Nancy by the shoulders, "QUIT HOLDING IT IN," I wanted to shout at her. "It's natural to cry and feel pain! You're creating disease in your body by holding in all that emotion!" But instead, there on the couch, I dissolved into my own heartbroken tears.

Was something really wrong with me because I wasn't "over it yet"… because I was so very far from being admirably stoic? Not only did I hurt almost nonstop with longing for my sweet doggy, but I had no desire to go anywhere or see anyone. No one was comfortable around my grief and it just took so much energy for me to pretend everything was normal in front of them- that my whole world hadn't been shattered. For me, the thought of getting another dog at that point felt like a traitorous act. People didn't understand, I didn't want to wallow in my pain, I wanted to honor it and let it breathe. I wanted to honor Buttons and all our years together. Was that really such a bad thing?

Some weeks later, I sat once again alone in front of my TV. This time, it was to join the rest of the world in watching the horrible aftermath of the Beslan school hostage crisis. Three hundred and thirty-four hostages were killed including 186 children. I watched, nearly mesmerized as parents and grandparents- grown men and women, threw themselves weeping and wailing on the coffins of their sons and daughters, siblings, nieces and nephews. They held nothing in, but outwardly expressed their unbelievable pain. Sure, it was messy- all that unedited grief and emotion, and in my own heart, I knew it was also really healthy… healthy, authentic grieving.

And so more and more everyday, I took my cue from those brave Russian people. I stopped trying to distract myself and make myself feel better. I no longer told myself it was time to get over it already. Instead, I began leaning even deeper into my pain. I gave myself permission to feel everything as I gave my mourning free and total rein.

There were times when I feared that my seemingly endless tears would destroy me. There were times when I prayed that they would. But at one point, lost in all that emotional messiness and tumult, something totally unexpected happened: the agony merged with what felt like ecstasy.

When I rode it to its depth, my grief catapulted me into the ever-present moment. No past, no future, just the eternal now- where everything is always ok. Where, when the mind stops thinking and spewing its endless chatter, dialogue, and commentary, and all there is, is love.

I had found the gift that had been waiting for me deep inside all that grief: the experience of the depth of my pain being in direct proportion to the depth of my love. And then I knew. Buttons hadn't left me at all- she hadn't gone anywhere. The part of her that really mattered was right there in my heart, where the only true solace resides. What had been required of me, was my having to surrender fully to the pain, in order to find her again. Because the truth was, it was never JUST pain… and my girl, Buttons was never, JUST a dog.”

©2010 Nadine M. Rosin Posted here by Pets We Loved with written permission of the author


Nadine M. Rosin is a certified holistic pets/toxic-free living consultant, pet bereavement facilitator and author of The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood a true story about the human-animal bond, healing cancer holistically, senior canine care, and an empowering new take on the grieving process when a beloved animal passes away. Available on Amazon and all online book retailers. Can be ordered worldwide through any brick & mortar bookstore