Pet Grief Resources

American Veterinary Medical Association: coping with the loss of a pet.

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement: a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those who have lost a pet through their grief journey.

Monday Night Remembrance Candle Lighting: The Monday Night Candle Ceremony is a free service offered to all visitors. It is a very special healing ceremony to honor  fur  children & feathered friends who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. The ceremony takes place each Monday at 9 PM Eastern. To participate, you need only to have compassion, empathy and respect for those who have lost a Fur Baby. 

Pet Grief Books for Adults

When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph. D.: Dealing with all stages of grief.

Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet by Gary Kowalski.

Signs From Pets In The Afterlife: Identifying Messages From Pets In Heaven by Lyn Ragan.

Pet Grief Books for Children

My Pet Died Coloring Book for Grieving Children: Available upon request for families with young children.

My Forever Friend: Available upon request for families with young children. to My Forever Friend by Coleen Ellis and Dr. Mary Gardner.

Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant: Recommended highly by dog lovers around the world for younger readers, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet.

Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant: Another great recommendation, Cat Heaven comforts cat lovers and sheds importance on the bond between pet and pet owner through a beautiful story.