Support Hotlines

  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) National Pet Loss Hotline (877) 474-3310
  • IAMS Pet Loss Support Center and Hotline (888) 332-7738
  • The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB) (718)-382-0690
  • Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets (707) 557-8595

Helpful websites:

Recommended books:


  • Abercrombie B. (Ed.) (2011). Cherished: 21 writers on animals they have loved and lost. New World Library.
  • Adamec, C. (2000). When your pet dies: Dealing with your grief and helping your children cope. Excel Press.
  • Anderson, A. & Anderson, L. (2005). Rainbows and bridges: An animal companion memorial kit. New World Library.
  • Anderson, M. (1996). Coping with sorrow on the loss of your pet (2nd Ed.). Peregrine Press.
  • Bronson, H. (2000). Dog gone: Coping with the loss of a pet. Bestsell Publications.

Just for Children

  • Buscaglia, L. (1982). The fall of Freddie the leaf: A story for all ages. Slack Book Division.
  • Cardeccia, K. (2004). Healing your heart when your animal friend is gone: A children’s pet bereavement workbook. Bree’s Gift Publishing.
  • Carney, K. (1999). Our special garden: Understanding cremation. Dragonfly Publishing.
  • Carney, K. (2001). They’re part of the family. Dragonfly Publishing.
  • Davis, C. (2001). For every cat an angel. Lighthearted Press.
  • Davis, C. (1997). For every dog an angel. Lighthearted Press.
  • Heegaard, M. (2001). Saying goodbye to your pet: Children can learn to cope with pet loss. Fairview.