Pet LossAvailable online on, at local libraries and bookstores

  • The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies by Wallace Sife, Ph D.
  • Goodbye Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet by Gary Kowalski
  • Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet by Moira Anderson When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope with Your Feelings by Jamie Quackenbush and Denise Graveline
  • Coping with the Loss of a Pet- A Gentle Guide for All Who Love a Pet by Christina Lemieux
  • Crossing the Rubicon by Julie Kaufman
  • Animals as Teachers and Healers by Susan Chernal McElroy
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Vistor Hansen, Marty Becker DVM, and Carol Kline
  • Goodbye My Friend and A Final Act of Caring by Mary and Herb Montgomery
  • The Final Farewell: Preparing for Mourning the Loss of Your Pet by Marty Tousley
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • On Death and Dying and Death, The Final Stage of Growth by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Books Especially for children:

  • For Every Dog an Angel or For Every Cat an Angel by Christine Davis
  • Mr. Roger's First Experience: When a Pet Dies by Fred Rogers
  • Dog Heaven or Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylan
  • The Tenth Good Things about Barney by J. Viorst
  • Oh, Where Has my Pet Gone? A Pet Loss Memory Book, Ages 3-103 by Wayzata, Minn, and Libby
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • I'll Always Love You by H. Wilhem


Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement

The Delta Society

Colorado State Veterinary School

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

American Veterinary Medical Association

Please note: web sites change frequently. To find new sites, search using key words such as "pet loss", "pet death", or "pet bereavement".

Pet Loss Hotlines:

Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: 1-508-839-7966
(Staffed by veterinary students Monday-Friday 6-9 pm, 24 hr voicemail)

Iams Pet Loss Support Center and Hotline: 1-888-332-7738
(Staffed Monday-Friday 8 am- 8pm)

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