As The Ralph Site has evolved, one of the things that we’re most proud of is the sense of community that exists amongst our friends. Anyone who has experienced the pain of losing a pet will naturally empathise with those currently going through equally dark days, just as those slowly adjusting to a new kind of ‘normal’ understand the wide range of emotions that shape each day.
The Ralph Site exists to provide support to all those who have lost, or who are preparing for the loss, of a beloved companion. We do this in two ways:
- The main site www.theralphsite.com features a huge amount of practical advice for carers at every stage of the grieving process. It also hosts a number of members-only forums and provides a caring and sensitive space for memorials to be posted. (You must be registered in order to post on the site, and you can do that for free here)
- Our public Facebook page allows individual stories to be shared, bringing together anyone who has lost a much-loved pet.
You might like to know that we have also created a private Facebook support group to complement our main Facebook page. This group currently has nearly 1,400 members, so by joining you’ll be able to communicate directly with people who can share a wide range of experiences and coping techniques. As you may be aware, Facebook groups work differently to pages – allowing members who may be struggling to create on-going supportive links with others in the group. Notifications alert members when others have posted or commented, developing a mutually beneficial support network to help with the heartache of pet loss.
Our experience is that some people may be reluctant to fully share how they feel about their pets on an open public page, and therefore we have created the closed group to be private.
If you would like to join the group, all you need to do is click here and leave a request to join.
And if you aren’t already Facebook friends with us, why not join the 41,800+ others who have ‘liked’ our page? As well as featuring daily memorials, we also post news and items of interest to pet carers, regularly sharing inspirational quotes and heart warming pet pictures and encouraging friends to do the same.
Because after all, a problem shared is a problem halved.
Until next time, best wishes from Shailen and The Ralph Site team
The Ralph Site, non-profit pet loss support
Please note: The Ralph Site is not affiliated with the third-party organisations in any of the links shared here, and the views, ideas and suggestions expressed in this and other blogs are simply shared with the intention of helping you, our friends, take care of the special animals in your lives.