Pet Loss and Grief

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is a heartbreaking experience.  Knowing you are not alone in what you are growing through can help provide some comfort amidst such deep pain.  Below are some resources may be helpful.

Pet Loss and Grief Online Supports:

VetVine Virtual Pet Loss Support: https://www.vetvine.com/article/657/vetvine-virtual-pet-loss-support-services

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement: http://www.aplb.org

Rainbow Bridge: https://www.rainbowsbridge.com

Pet Loss Resources (by state) of counselors and pet loss support groups: http://www.pet-loss.net/resources/IL.shtml

Books

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

My Pet Remembrance Journal
by Enid Traisman

The Pet Loss Companion
by Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio and Nancy Saxton-Lopez

It’s Okay that You’re Not Okay: Meeting Grief in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand
by Megan Devine

Memories of You
by Erianna Winnett

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