14 episodes

Embark on an enlightening journey through the episodes, where individuals courageously delve into the tender terrain of pet loss. Erica Messer, a pet bereavement specialist and the founder of Wolfie's Wish, contributes to a vital dialogue aimed at destigmatizing grief, shedding light on the profound impact it has on individuals and society as a whole. Ignoring the complexities of grief has far-reaching effects that not only leads to productivity issues in workplaces, but financial setbacks for pet businesses. Through shared experiences and compassionate understanding, we strive to foster positive change in how we support one another through these deeply challenging times. Find out more at www.wolfieswish.com where you will find all episodes as well as free grief resources and award-winning products.

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Wolfie's Wish Pet Loss Pawdcast with Erica Messer Erica Messer

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Embark on an enlightening journey through the episodes, where individuals courageously delve into the tender terrain of pet loss. Erica Messer, a pet bereavement specialist and the founder of Wolfie's Wish, contributes to a vital dialogue aimed at destigmatizing grief, shedding light on the profound impact it has on individuals and society as a whole. Ignoring the complexities of grief has far-reaching effects that not only leads to productivity issues in workplaces, but financial setbacks for pet businesses. Through shared experiences and compassionate understanding, we strive to foster positive change in how we support one another through these deeply challenging times. Find out more at www.wolfieswish.com where you will find all episodes as well as free grief resources and award-winning products.

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    Angela Shook, end-of-life Doula

    Angela Shook, end-of-life Doula

    Angela is an end-of-life doula, companion animal doula and Pet Loss Grief Specialist (through the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement). She is also a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Advocate through the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. She is the Past President of the National End-of-Life-Doula Alliance (NEDA). She is a graduate of the UVM End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program, UVM Companion Animal Certificate Program and is now an instructor for both courses. She is employed as a veterinary doula with Pet Well Mobile Vet where she assists with euthanasia and the end-of-life care and support of companion animals. The owner of Dragonfly End of Life Services, LLC, her offerings include advance care planning, customized vigils and rituals, and legacy projects. She is the co-author of "The Doula Tool Kit" which contains a chapter of introduction on the role of a Companion Animal Doula.
    www.angelashook.com
    https://angelashook.com/
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    • 38 min
    Dr. Katie Lawlor, AKA @petlossdoctor

    Dr. Katie Lawlor, AKA @petlossdoctor

    Dr. Lawlor holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the joint program between the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. She trained at both the Stanford University Medical Center and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, focusing on human-animal interactions (HAI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), neuropsychology.
    Prior to her career in clinical psychology, she held positions with NBC News in Beijing and New York City, the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC, and the Governor’s Office of California. Arnold Schwarzenegger was actually her very first boss!
    You can find her journal here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Tribute-My-Beloved-Animal-Journal/dp/B0CV89F7RR/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2SE4H4L71O804&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.oRgbp5Qvt6hRMrbBhBewtFdSo34T1z5F6xiPWAXq0jvA1yUAjWg4-me35RGIpnnb38762LZ--Icht0cKmc92c8k3N5Y-1IpFjvmSIPIySTR75XucuY8jEB-3O31h-QAy1kGy56S_iVFUQb4nmpicNPXoHoNMA3ExS-kFY5kHuXT--zgSYrEIxRJI1dIYHbSGfJCXD0NYje6l9tL1KM2vwmEhumw5n0ngMY4hrZTGLuo.YN1WSE2v46AEIFgYI7F4smmMvFf9JYXe8sbILgiNCY8&dib_tag=se&keywords=lawlor+journal&qid=1716915439&sprefix=%2Caps%2C651&sr=8-1

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    • 44 min
    Jamie Ruden from Be Spotted shares about great gifts for pet parents to support them.

    Jamie Ruden from Be Spotted shares about great gifts for pet parents to support them.

    Jamie Ruden is the founder of Dog Spotted, a platform that connects NYC dog parents to the best dog service providers, new dog-friendly places, and a dog-loving community.
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    • 23 min
    Trees For Pets Australia

    Trees For Pets Australia

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    • 38 min
    Disenfranchised Grief and Anticipatory Grief: what are they and what to do about them.

    Disenfranchised Grief and Anticipatory Grief: what are they and what to do about them.

    Episode Description: Disenfranchised Grief
    In this episode, we delve into the concept of disenfranchised grief—a type of grief that is not acknowledged or validated by society. This can occur when the loss is not publicly recognized, the relationship to the deceased is not socially sanctioned, or the griever's mourning process is stigmatized or misunderstood. Join us as we explore the emotional and psychological impact of disenfranchised grief, share personal stories, and provide strategies for coping with this unique form of sorrow.
    For more resources and free downloads to support your journey through disenfranchised grief, visit [Wolfie's Wish](https://wolfieswish.com). Here, you'll find a wealth of information and tools designed to help you navigate this challenging experience and connect with a community that understands.

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    • 13 min
    Courtney and David Roche, founders of Whisker & Fang Halo Memorial Frames

    Courtney and David Roche, founders of Whisker & Fang Halo Memorial Frames

    About Courtney and David Roche:
    Once upon a time a family was devastated by the loss of their beloved boxer, Ruby. They searched for a memorial that could truly honor Ruby's character in a personal and meaningful way, but to no avail. They wanted something authentic that could reflect the love and bond they had with Ruby.
    Feeling frustrated and disheartened, they decided to take matters into their own hands. They headed to their garage and created a special memorial for Ruby that truly captured her spirit and celebrated their adventures together. They developed a way to encapsulate memories that incorporates the thing closest to a pet- their own collar. But little did they know, this was just the beginning of something much bigger.
    As they shared their creation with friends and family, they were met with an overwhelming response. Others wanted to memorialize their pets in the same way, with a personalized and meaningful tribute. Many wanted to celebrate the lives of their current pets as well. The couple saw an opportunity to bring value to the lives of pet parents everywhere and decided to turn their creation into a business.
    But it wasn't just about creating a successful company. They wanted to make sure that they were doing things right - sourcing materials locally, manufacturing in the USA, and working with other small businesses to make it happen. They created a community to provide support through pet loss and to enrich pet parents' relationships with their furry family members. They knew that by doing so, they could be in service to others while honoring the memory of their beloved Ruby.
    They knew that pet parents everywhere were just like them - their pets were family, and they showed it. They wanted to offer something that could help other pet parents memorialize their furry family members in the same way. And so, their brand was born - a brand that values authenticity, community, and service to others.
    Today, their brand continues to grow, touching the lives of pet parents everywhere, and honoring the memory of their beloved Ruby. Whether they have passed or are still with us, Whisker & Fang honors your adventures together and celebrates the value of every life.


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    • 19 min

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