Support

Death and grief are certainties in life. When a cherished pet dies, the experience of grief and bereavement are no different than mourning the death of a person we have loved.

 

Grief is like the ocean;

it comes in waves ebbing and flowing.

Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming.

All we can do is learn to swim.

- Vicki Harrison

Pet Loss Websites

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement - www.aplb.org

International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care - www.iaahpc.org

A Help Project - www.ahelpproject.org

Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center - www.untilwemeetagain.ca

Rainbow Bridge - www.rainbowsbridge.com

Chance's Spot Pet Loss and Grief Support - chancesspot.org

Letters to Pushkin - www.letterstopushkin.com

Ontario Pet Loss - www.ontariopetloss.org

The Pet Loss Support Page - www.pet-loss.net

Article from Psychology Today - Four Steps to Take After Experiencing Pet Loss

www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/animal-attachment/201702/four-steps-take-after-experiencing-pet-loss

 

 

 

 

Pet Loss Support Groups

Toronto Pet Network - All about Pets in the GTA - torontopetnetwork.com/petloss.html

Tufts - vet.tufts.edu/petloss

Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support - daybydaypetsupport.com/support-circles

 

Pet Loss Books

Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die - Jon Katz

Grieving the Death of a Pet - Betty Carmack

Coping With Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet - M. Anderson

Pet Loss and Human Bereavement - W. Kay

Animals as Teachers and Healers - S. McElroy

A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend - M. Montgomery

Pet Loss : A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children - H. Neiburg

Tibetan Book of Living & Dying - Sogyal Rinpoche

Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care: Making Health Decisions on Behalf of Our Animal Companions - Shannon F. Nakaya, DVM

It's Okay To Cry - M.L. Quintana