What are Joy Sessions?
Spending time now–in this moment–to love, celebrate,
and create lasting memories with your best friend.
To provide inspiration, resources, compassion, and JOY on your pet loss journey.
We believe that pets are family, and whether they've been with you a short time or a lifetime, saying goodbye is one of the hardest things you'll ever have to do. It's scary, and confusing, and it totally sucks.
Our carefully selected resources can help you make preparations, lasting memories, and the tough decisions. Find services near you in our growing business network, and share your experiences with others.
Let's navigate this journey together.
Every step of the way, we're here to help you feel:
Explore our resources
Learn about holistic treatment options, quality of life and pain management, end-of-life care and ideas to remember and celebrate your best friend.
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Developed with a professional grief counselor,
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About Sarah Beth
Minneapolis-based pet photographer, Sarah Beth Ernhart, created Joy Sessions® in 2010, after a particularly moving photo shoot with a service dog named Joy. Joy Sessions® – special photo shoots for terminally ill and elderly pets – are the heart and soul of her business. She’s been honored to provide this resource to hundreds of owners facing the impending loss of a beloved pet, and isn't planning on stopping any time soon. This website is her "pet project," connecting owners with helpful resources, a directory of services, and each other, to provide support on their pet loss journeys. Read more
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