About Cara


Hello Dear Ones,


This is me. I survived the loss of my heart dog, Rosemary, and I know you can too. In fact, her passing is what led to to where I am today. I am a grief coach, own a specialty petsitting business in Santa Rosa, CA called Healing Hands Animal Care, Reiki II healer and intuitive, an animal hospice nurse, mobile vet assistant, mother and wife...and my Godmother is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a cultural icon for education and research on death, dying and grief. I feel blessed to have found my meaning and purpose in this lifetime. 


When we embrace the darkness, our suffering, our shadow selves, our grief, and lean in to it, instead of resisting, great transformation happens! I have a long personal history with grief, loss and death, which I am always open to sharing. I believe we learn so much from each loss. I have done an extensive amount of personal work and continue to do so, shedding layer by layer to reveal a new, expansive self. I believe that working on our self development, awareness and spirituality creates the foundation for finding joy in life. I offer my open heart to you, in service of this powerful, important and much needed work.


My passion is to support others though the grieving and active mourning process, which creates long lasting individual healing. When we are healed, we can then feel more fully alive, present and then in-turn offer love and support to others...that's the really cool part! When you learn to heal yourself, you are then able to help others with their healing.


There are hidden gifts in the trauma of our babies' passings. Sometimes we just need a little support to unlock that gift. I believe in honoring the story, the life and death, of each unique fur baby and I look forward to learning about your loved one.

Here is my long, detailed bio

Here is the story of my own fur baby

Here is what people have said about me

I hope I get the opportunity to connect with you. In the meantime, I'm sending love your way.

Cara DeLaRosa Grief Coach