I am really sorry to read your story. I can feel your pain and I just lost my dog just over a week ago and I no where you're at. I am Catholic and was always taught that animals do not have souls and perish after they pass....that being said, I was/am really struggling w/ my loss of Harli, I need to know her spirit lives on and find it hard to believe that a being so pure and true would not live on by spirit. So I was recommended to come here and I also just ordered a book written by a Catholic Friar, Do Doggy's Go to Heaven. He obviously received criticism. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of this book so I can grasp onto some hope. Sending you hugs.