We at Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home believe that pets are an important and engaging member of the family whose loss can result in the same grieving process as would losing anyone close to us. Our mission is to support an increase in the respect and reverence that is given to the topic of pet loss. We plan to offer ways to develop appropriate Pet Loss Memorial Services within the community in the near future.

Although we are not currently able to perform services for beloved pets, we often assist families with referrals, memorialization materials and unique products and merchandise to forever remember their family member.

Available Pet Grieving Resources

The funeral home now has available a number of resources and printed materials for those in need. To obtain information about pet hospice, the grieving of a pet, specific support groups for pet loss or for available merchandise selections do not hesitate to call the funeral home directly at (401) 596-2352 for additional information. We also have a selection of books on the subject which are available for you to borrow from the funeral home. If there is a specific title you are looking for, we will do our best to acquire it for you.

List of Pet Loss Support Groups

The link below will refer you to pet loss support groups by state.

Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home now offers a place for grieving pet owners to pay their last respects by posting tributes, photos, and poems to their departed pet friends. There is no fee to post your memorial, tribute, story or poem. All pets are welcome: cats, dogs, birds, horses, reptiles, fish, gerbils....Please email us with your pet's name, obituary and photo to request a memorial. The memorials will remain on our website for one year.

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....

- Author Unknown

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