Grief Support

Pet Loss Support Services

Animal Bereavement Support Group  

Animal Kinship Spiritual and Emotional Support 1-310-348-1206 x 1281 

Animal Love & Loss Network  

Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement  

ASPCA 1-212-876-7700 

AVMA-American Veterinary Medical Association 1-888-478-7574  

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist –Dr. Kathleen Ayl 1-805-856-8466 

Colorado State University 1-970-297-1242 

Companion Animal Association of Arizona 1-602-995-5885 

Cornell University 1-607-253-3932

IAMS Company Pet Loss 1-888-332-7738 

Iowa State Pet Loss Group 1-888-478-7574 

Michigan State University 1-517-432-2696

Pet Bereavement Resource

Pet Bereavement Support 1-561-272-6322 

Pet Loss Grief Support and Candle Ceremony  

Pet Loss Support  

Rainbow Bridge Tribute Page  

Tufts University 1-508-839-7966 6pm-9pm 

1-508-839-5302 mainline 

UC DAVIS 1-800-565-1526 


1-530-752-7295 anytime 

University of Florida 1-904-338-2031 

University of Illinois

Reading List: Loss, Death, and the Grief Process

Morehead, D. -

A Special Place For Charlie: A Child’s Companion Through Pet Loss 

Partners in Publishing, LLC, 1996. 


Osmont, K. - More Than Surviving: Caring For Yourself While You Grieve 

Centering Corporation, 1990. 


Rylant, Cynthia - Cat Heaven (and Dog Heaven) 

Scholastic Books, 1997. 


Schweibert, Pat & Deklyen, Chuck - Tear Soup-A Recipe For Healing After Loss 

Perinatal Loss Publications, 2001. 


Shelton, Mary M. - 

Guidance From the Darkness-How to Thrive Through Difficult Times 

Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam a member of Penguin Putnam Inc., 2004. 


Sife, Wallace - 

The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies 

Howell Book House, 2005. 


Steinbach, D. - 

Loving, Caring, Letting Go Without Guilt: A Compassionate but 

Straightforward Look at Pet Euthanasia 

Willow Ben Publishing, 1997. 


Tousley, M. - Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping 

Pals Publishing, 1996. 


Tousley, M., & Heuer man, K. - 

The Final Farewell: Preparing for and Mourning the Loss of Your Pet 

Pals Publishing, 1997. 


Viorst, Judith - The Tenth Good Thing About Barney 

Atheneum, 1975. 


Anderson, Allen and Linda - 

Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals; Finding Comfort After Losing Your Pet 

New World Library, 2005. 


Anderson, M. - Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet 

Second Edition, Peregrine Press 1996. 


Barton Ross, Cheri & Baron-Sorensen, Jane - Pet Loss and Human Emotion 

Taylor & Francis Group, 1998. 


Davis, C., (Illustrator) - For Every Dog an Angel: The Forever Dog 

Lighthearted Press,1997. 


Grollman, E. - Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parents and Children 

Putnam/Beacon Press, 1990. 


Harris, Julia A. - Pet Loss: A Spiritual Guide 

Lantern Books, 2002. 


Holt, Peggy R. - All My Children Wear Fur Coats 

Infinity Publishing, 2002. 


Hunt, Laurel E. - 

Angel Pawprints: Reflections On Loving and Losing a Canine Companion 

Hyperion, 2000. 


James, John & Friedman, Russell - The Grief Recovery Handbook 

Harper Collins, 1998. 


Kowalski, G. - 

Goodbye Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet 

Stillpoint Publishing, 1997. 


Kumar, Sameet M. - 

Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping With Loss 

New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2005.