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Losing a loved one is a tough time in anyone’s life, and that includes the loss of a pet. For many, the grief is as real and sincere as the loss of a human family member. Because relatives and co-workers may not understand this deep bond, pet owners can often feel misunderstood and isolated. Pet sympathy cards can bring a bright spot to a grieving pet parent by letting them know they’re not alone. It is sometimes challenging to know what to say, so we’ve got some pointers for anyone who needs a little help getting started.

What to Say, What Not to Say

Grief is grief, so it’s always appropriate in pet sympathy cards to say something similar to what you would say about the loss of another person. For example, here are a few sentiments:

  • “Fido was such a great dog. I’m sorry you are going through this loss.”
  • “I’m so sorry that you have lost your companion. What a special soul she was.”
  • “I know you must have a hole in your heart. I am here for you.”

It’s also a good idea to know what not to say in pet condolences cards. Asking whether the pet owner plans to get another pet can seem insensitive by suggesting that the pet is replaceable. You may think you are sympathizing by bringing up a loss of your own, but this is also not encouraged, as it may seem that you are shifting the attention to yourself and minimizing the loss.

Get Customized Sentiments

At Cards for Causes, we offer several different animal sympathy cards and can imprint your custom message inside. Among your choices are our Paw Prints card, which features paw prints across a heart, as well as many others featuring both cats and dogs. Browse our pet sympathy cards for the design and sentiment that fits your style and encourage a grieving friend.

Pet Sympathy Cards FAQs

How Do I Order Pet Sympathy Cards?

When a friend or client's beloved pet dies, it's good to have pet sympathy cards on hand. You can order them in bulk so that you are ready to send them when the time comes. Simply choose the cards that convey the message you want to send and place your order on the website.

What Do You Write in a Pet Sympathy Card?

When you send a blank card, you want to find the right words to acknowledge the pet's loss. Pet condolences cards are pre-printed with a comforting message that conveys sympathy and care. When you choose the right card, all you may need to add is your signature.

How Do You Comfort Someone Who Has Lost a Pet?

Pet owners view their animals as members of the family. Keep this in mind when you are consoling them. Remember the pet's name and share a loving memory you have. Most of all, express your heartfelt sorrow at the loss.

When Should You Send a Pet Sympathy Card?

The animal's grieving family needs a lot of emotional support, especially in the first few days. The right time to send a card is immediately after hearing the news. If the pet died while at your veterinary office, send the card out the same day.

How Can I Use Sympathy Cards To Serve My Customers?

People choose their vets based partly on their reputation but also on the level of concern they show for their furry family members. Animal sympathy cards are a great way to communicate that this concern doesn't end when they leave the office. They convey that you feel the loss, too.


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