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
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.
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
Monday – Saturday, 9am-9pm
Check out website for individual counseling and online support chats.
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
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
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
Staffed by College of Veterinary Medicine. Tuesday and Thursday 6-9pm EST
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
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
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
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
When a Pet Dies
For Every Dog an Angel
The Kids Book About Pet Loss: Grieving and Healing After Losing Your Pet (The Kids Book About . . .)
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