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Just Labs

Just Labs

When a dog enters your life, he or she shares your life. It doesn’t matter if you got your dog as a puppy from a breeder or as an older dog from a rescue organization. The moment those four legs cross your threshold is the moment when life will never be the same – and...

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Remembering Fido – Dogster

Remembering Fido – Dogster

Disclaimer: If you purchase items through links on our site we may earn a commission. Every dog owner will someday experience a time of sorrow that, hopefully, occurs after years of joy with our beloved dogs. While nothing can speed up the healing process — which,...

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Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

 Q&A with Coleen Ellis, president of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center Courage. Leadership. Success. They’re all buzzwords if they lack purpose. Find your purpose, your why. Live your why. Every day. For pet loss pioneer Coleen Ellis, these are more than just words on a...

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A ‘Forever Friend’

A ‘Forever Friend’

Coleen Ellis can now add children’s book author to her impressive resume. Pet loss pioneer Ellis, president of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center and renowned hospice veterinarian Dr. Mary Gardner, co-founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, have collaborated to co-author...

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Love Pets? Help People Grieve Their Losses

Love Pets? Help People Grieve Their Losses

Love Pets? Help People Grieve Their Losses as a Pet Funeral Home Director This post is part of our series on Weird Jobs. Check out the other articles to learn about more weird jobs you could try! Whether you have a preference for dogs or cats, you can probably guess...

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Coleen Ellis, expert on pet loss and grief

Coleen Ellis, expert on pet loss and grief

Coleen Ellis—an expert on pet loss and dealing with the kind of grief that results from losing an animal companion—recalls how the loss 18 years ago of her beloved dog, Mico, coupled with then working in the human funeral profession, inspired her to start the first...

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How to honor fallen K-9 officers

How to honor fallen K-9 officers

Photo Credit: © Richlegg/E+ via Getty Images Plus Coleen Ellis, CT, CPLP, helped write the book for police dog funerals in Illinois. Literally. Ellis is the founder and past co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and past president of the International...

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Changing Lives at FHSU

Changing Lives at FHSU

Coleen Ellis knows that she can make a difference in the life of a student at Fort Hays State University. She also believes there are multiple ways for her to make her impact.​ Explore the ways you can make an impact at Fort Hays State University.  

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End of Life Experiences Podcast Episode Guesting

End of Life Experiences Podcast Episode Guesting

Episode Guesting in CATTALK RADIO with Molly DeVoss My remarkable guest, Coleen Ellis, and I chatted about ways to make your pets' end of life an experience, rather than just an event. Coleen is full of inspiring ideas sure to motivate you to take action at your next...

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Viewpoint : Growing Old

Viewpoint : Growing Old

Perhaps growing old is defined by knowing more people who have died than are alive. If that is so, I have been older longer than I have been young. Those remembered live constantly within my heart and mind. They are intertwined with my who. I cannot take a step...

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Helpful Reading Reflections & Resources

Celebrate Spring

As we bid Old Man Winter “adios,” the innocence and freshness of Spring does seem to be lurking close by.

This time of year that can truly represent the innocence and mystery of a desired change to replace the Winter’s dreary dark and cold with warmth and light.

A powerful fistpump for the strength needed to put one’s face to the sun and shout “let’s do this! It’s been an honor

Somewhere The Rainbow

Somewhere… Over The Mysterious Rainbow.

Most every pet lover who’s experienced the death of a precious pet is familiar with the touching story Rainbow Bridge. This beautiful description is of a magical place animals go after they die, waiting on their human to join them, crossing Rainbow Bridge together to be in a paradise for an eternity.

The Price of Love

There’s a beautiful story on the internet that every pet lover needs to read. It’s called “A Living Love.” Beautifully and so poignantly, the story talks about the three most memorable days in loving a precious pet.

The first one is the day he comes home to join the family. He’s finding his own way, and the family begins to settle into their new normal as a unit.

Full of memories and freshness as this new life together begins.

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