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Pet Loss and Grief Support Resources

Children and pet loss

Pet Loss Helpline 24/7:

  • Pet Compassion Careline 24/7 Grief Support:1 (855) 245–8214


Local Pet Support Group at Dove Lewis:


Online Resources and Websites:

Books for Adults:

  • Grieving the Death of a Pet by Betty Carmack

  • When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to mourning, remembering, healing by John James

  • My Pet Remembrance Journal by Enid Traisman, MSW

  • When Children Grieve by John James, Russell Friedmand, and Leslie Mathews

Books for Children and Teens:

  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst

  • Saying Goodbye to Lulu by Corinne Demas

  • Jasper’s Day by Marjorie Blain Parker

  • When a Pet Dies by Fred Rogers

  • My Pet Died: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children by Dr. Alan Wolfelt

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