With over two decades experience supporting pet carers pre, during and post the death of their much loved pets, Dawn Murray is one of the UK’s leading pet loss support counsellors.
Dawn has a Diploma in Pet Bereavement Counselling and worked for many years as a Pet Undertaker. She is a qualified CPD presenter and has written the highly accredited Living With Pet Bereavement course and is the author of 'Pet Loss Support - The Complete Guide' aimed at those wishing to offer support in a professional setting.
Recognised as an expert in her field Dawn is described by the press as a 'Pet Bereavement Specialist'.
Dawns work as a pet undertaker was highlighted in a BBC documentary and she is regularly asked to participate in both local and national Radio and television programmes, most recently featuring on a number of BBC 5 Live shows and the 'PM' show on BBC Radio 4.
Experience has shown that pet carers require support when their pet dies, rather than some of the more traditional methods of counselling. Dawns unique style allows clients to feel at ease safe in the knowledge that she will support and guide them through their darkest days and clients are referred to her by Veterinary Schools and Doctors.
She has experienced pet bereavement many times herself and fully understands the devastating impact a loss like this can have on your life. Dawn is also the founder of Ray of Hope and has raised thousands of pounds over the years to help animal charities.
Dawn lives in West Lothian with her husband Dave, their gorgeous whippet Cammy and their stunning tortoiseshell cat Hilda.
When a member of your family dies it is natural to grieve for them. Unfortunately, when the member of your family is a pet, there is little if any support, information or advice available.
Living with Pet Bereavement was launched in 2009 to give pet carers that much needed lifeline, offering advice, invaluable information and above all to support pre, during and post this very difficult time.