Helpful Resources for Grieving Families

Pet Loss Books
  • Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die – Jon Katz
  • Grieving the Death of a Pet
 – Betty Carmack
  • Coping With Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet – M. Anderson
  • Pet Loss and Human Bereavement 
- W. Kay
  • Animals as Teachers and Healers 
- S. McElroy
  • A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend – M. Montgomery
  • Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children – H. Neiburg.
  • Tibetan Book of Living & Dying 
- Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care: Making Health Decisions on Behalf of Our Animal Companions – Shannon F. Nakaya, DVM
  • It’s Okay To Cry – M.L. Quintana


Pet Loss Books Especially for Children
  • When a Pet Dies – F. Rogers
  • Dog Heaven – C. Rylant
  • Cat Heaven – C. Rylant
  • Water Bugs and Dragonflies – Doris Strickney
  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney – Judith Viorst
  • The Invisible String – Patrice Karst
  • I’ll Always Love You – Hans Wilhelm
  • Farewell to Doby – Dr. Lakhbir K. Jassal
  • On Grief and Grieving – E. Kubler-Ross and D. Kessler
  • On Death and Dying – E. Kubler-Ross
  • On Children and Death – E. Kubler-Ross
Bereavement and Grief Resource Links


The Argus Institute, Colorado State University

They are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Mountain time.

Phone: (970) 297-4143
300 West Drake, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1620


Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

state-by-state listings of pet loss counselors

Phone: (718) 382-0690
P.O. Box 106, Brooklyn, NY 11230


Cornell Veterinary Teaching Hospital


Delta Society

Phone: (425) 679-5500


875 124th Ave. NE, Suite 101

Bellevue, WA 98005


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