Grief Resources

Pet Loss Support

Due to COVID, bereavement group meetings may be affected. Please check with the group directly.

Individual Grief Counseling

Holly Noonan, PSY/Psychologist
Phone: 954-349-0368

The International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

Offering support to “pet parents,” this group remains dedicated to promoting knowledge of, and developing guidelines for comfort-oriented care to companion animals as they approach the end of life.

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

The Humane Society of Broward County

For your safety, the Humane Society is offering bereavement meetings at the scheduled times via ZOOM.
Pet Loss and Grieving group sessions are free to the public and meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm. Reservations are necessary.
Phone: 954.266.6834


Compassion Understood

A site written by pet loss experts and veterinarians in the UK to help navigate and answer all questions surrounding the end-of-life process

Pet Loss Hotlines

University of Pennsylvania

Phone: 484-453-8210
Monday – Saturday, 9am-9pm
Check out website for individual counseling and online support chats.

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association

Phone: 630-325-1600
Staffed by Chicago Veterinary Medical Association veterinarians and staff members. Leave voice mail message; calls returned 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time (long-distance calls will be returned collect.)

Tufts University Veterinary Students

Phone: 508-839-7966
Staffed by Tufts University veterinary students Monday through Friday 6-9pm EST. Voice-mail messages will be returned daily, collect outside Massachusetts.

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Phone: 540-231-8038
Staffed by College of Veterinary Medicine. Tuesday and Thursday 6-9pm EST

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Phone: 607-218-7457
Fall hours: Tuesdays 6pm-9pm EST
Hotline is available through Google Voice and will prompt you to enter your name before connecting. To remain anonymous, you can say “anonymous” or just enter your first name, Click here

For other state hotlines click here

Books for Adults

Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet

Gary Kowalski

Illumination: Life Lessons from our Animal Companions

Lisa Shaw (Amazon e-book)

There Are No Sad Dogs in Heaven: Finding Comfort After the Loss of a Pet

Sonya Fitzpatrick

Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet: Third Edition

Moira Anderson Allen M.Ed.

Coping With the Loss of a Pet

Christina M. Lemieux

Legacies of Love, A Gentle Guide to Healing from the Loss of Your Animal Loved One Audio, Cassette

Teresa L. Wagner

Books for Children

Dog Heaven

Cynthia Rylant

When a Pet Dies

Fred Rogers

For Every Dog an Angel

Christine Davis

The Kids Book About Pet Loss: Grieving and Healing After Losing Your Pet (The Kids Book About . . .)

Vicky Taylor

Memories of You: Pet Memory Book (Helping Kids Heal Series)

Erainna Winnett and Lucia Martinez

When Your Pet Dies...: A Healing Handbook for Kids (Elf-Help Books for Kids)

Victoria Ryan and R. W. Alley

Megan's Journey: A Story to Help Children Through the Loss of Their Much Loved Pets

Janet Peel

Other Helpful Links

Help to Find Missing Pets

Animal Communicator

Lisa Shaw
Phone: 954.597.6127
Offers free animal reiki circle on Facebook that meets 9am and 9pm EST every Sunday.


One Heart Pet Services


Love Ashes

Portraits by Nancy A. Ellis


A Country Cat house - (an exceptional feline boarding facility)

Need More Information?

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