Links and Resources

Compassion Fatigue:

ProQOL Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Compassion Satisfaction Assessment:

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project:

 Jessica Dolce’s website:

Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma by Babette Rothschild

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Larua van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burk

When Helping Hurts: Compassion Fatigue in the Veterinary Profession by Kathleen Ayl, PsyD

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion:

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction:

MBSR program in Chicago:

Self-Compassion Assessment and Resources:

Finding support:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Finding a therapist:

Understanding animal behavior:

FetchFind Behavior Fundamentals Course

Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants website

Dr. Sophia Yin’s website and books

“Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals” by Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson

“Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, edited by Debra F. Horowitz DVM, DACVB and John Ciribassi DVM, DACVB with Steve Dale.

Julie Hecht’s blog, Dog Spies

“Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know” by Alexandra Horowitz

“For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend” by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. 

Finding help for your pet

Explanation of certifications

Explanation of dog training terms

Questions to ask when interviewing a potential trainer

Information on Veterinary Behaviorists

Information on Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists


Pet Loss and Grief:

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement:

Rainbow Bridge:

Pet Loss Resources (by state):

For more resources specific to the loss of a pet with behavior problems, go here to the Pets with Behavior Problems page.

Living with a pet with behavior problems:

To find more resources to support you as you live with, love, or say goodbye to a pet with behavior problems, go to this page.