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Where To Find Support

Additional Support

For further assistance, please contact one of the following hotlines for support:

Moving Forward after Pet Loss
Supporting Children through Pet Loss

Recommended Literature

Pet Illness and Loss

  • Carmack, Betty J. (2003). Grieving the Death of a Pet. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress.
  • Dolan-Del Vecchio, K & Saxton-Lopez, N (2013). The Pet Loss Companion. North Charleston: CreateSpace Independent Publishing  Platform.
  • Eastwood, Liz (2012). Soul Comfort for Cat Lovers: Coping Wisdom for Heart and Soul After the Loss of a Beloved Feline.  London: Sparkletonic Books.
  • Fiennes, Denise (2016). What to Do When Your Pet Dies. Middletown: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
  • Friedman, R. James, C. and James, J.W. (2014). The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss. Lanham: Taylor Trade Publishing.
  • Gordon, R (2017). A Caregiver’s Guide to Pet Hospice Care. Minnesota: Pogo
  • Kessler, D. (2019). Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc.
  • Kowalski, G. (1997). Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet. Walpole: Stillpoint Publishing.
  • Noel, B. & Blair, P.D. (2008). I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping, and Healing after the Sudden Death of a Loved One. Naperville: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Reck, J (2012). Facing Farewell. Wenatchee: Dogwise Publishing
  • Sife, W. (2005). The Loss of a Pet. Hoboken: Howell Book House.
  • Wolfelt, A.D. (2004). When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering, and Healing. Fort Collins: Companion Press.

Supporting Children through Pet Loss

  • Barton Ross, C. (2005). Pet Loss and Children. New York: Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Blain Parker, M. (2002) Jasper’s Day. Tonawanda: Kids Press Ltd.
  • Demas, C. & Hoyt, A. (2004). Saying Goodbye to Lulu. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
  • Lupton, D. (2013). Goodbye, Brecken: A Story About the Death of a Pet. Washington D.C.: Magination Press.
  • Morehead, D. (1996). A Special Place for Charlee: A Child’s Companion Through Pet Loss. Bloomfield: Partners in Publishing, LLC
  • Parr, T.  (2015). The Goodbye Book, New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
  • Rogers, F. (1988). When a Pet Dies. New York: Family Communications, Inc.
  • Tuzeo-Jarolmen, J. (2007). When a Family Pet Dies. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Viorst, J. (1971). The Tenth Good Thing About Barney. New York: Simon and Schuster.
  • Wilhelm, H. (1985). I’ll Always Love You. New York: Dragonfly Books.
  • Winnett, W. (2014) Pet Loss and Children: Helping Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet. Middletown: Counseling with Heart.
  • Yolen, J. (2011). The Day Tiger Rose Said Goodbye. New York: Random House.