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Pet Loss Support

Learning to Grieve the Loss of a Pet

Advice and suggested reading from Dr. Mary Ann O’Connor

Support to Help You Decide if it is "Time to Let Go"
When Pet Loss is Near
Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss
"Pre-Loss Bereavement" and the Power of Bargaining
Defining "Quality of Life"
Euthanasia: The Most Painful Decision
The Final Farewell: How to Handle a Pet's Remains
If It Should Be
May I Go

Additional Grief Support
It's OK to Grieve
Pet Loss Myths
Pets at Peace
Pet Loss

When a Pet Dies (helping children through this loss)
Helping Friends Who Are Mourning a Loss

How You Can Help Grieving Pets
Helping a Pet Endure the Death of a Loved One
What Do You Do When Your Dog Loses His Best Friend
Pepper and Nuthin

Eulogy for a Beloved Pet
We Remember Them
A Tribute to Manfred
Let Me Go
She is Gone
I'm Free
Dogs Don't Have Souls, Do They?
Time Will Ease the Hurt
They Will Not Go
Remember Me Fondly
The Loss of a Heart Dog

I’ll Be Near

Remember Me

Pet Loss/Grief Support Helpful Reading
(Message Boards and Additional Books can be located below in the Pet Loss Links Section)

For Children
· The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, By Judith Viorst
· A Special Place for Charlee, By Debby Morehead
· I'll Always Love You, by Hans Wilhelm

For adults
· When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope With Your Feelings,
by Jamie Quackenbush, MSW; and Denise Graveline
· A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend,
By Mary & Herb Montgomery
· Good-bye My Friend, by Mary & Herb Mon
· Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet, by Moira Anderson

Pet Loss/Grief Support Links:

In Memory of Pets
Message board, candle lighting ceremony. e-cards, poems and tributes

Animals In Our Hearts
Workshops, ocean retreats, publications and private consultations designed to help heal from the pain of loss

Pet Loss Grief Support
A comprehensive source of information to help your during this painful time, including multiple links and hot lines, grief counselors, by state, a Candle Lighting Ceremony, message board, chat room, and numerous poems and other writings

Healing and Inspirational Poetry
Inspirational Poetry

My Misty Rose
This is a wonderful site…beautiful and touching. Be patient while it loads, it is well worth the wait. There is much to see here, but be sure to click on "In Memory of Misty". It's a very loving tribute.

Bright Stars Forever
Is a web ring dedicated to pet memorials

Animal Love and Loss Network
Animal Love and Loss Network offers resources plus a chat room

Dr. Deborah Richmond Foulkes, a Reiki Healer and Spiritual Medium, has dedicated this site to her beloved Larry, now in Spirit and called Skybear. This site offers assistance in Healing and coping with pet loss.

Grief Healing
A website, developed by a Hospice Bereavement Counselor, who is both a bereaved parent and child. Links to support and web rings for both human and pet bereavement.

Richard Neville MA - Pet Loss/Grief
Numerous pet tributes, plus Rescue and Adoption links.

Pet Loss
Links to memorials, information and support, including a link about helping children deal with pet loss (see " veterinary medicine - saying good-bye: helping children deal…." at the bottom of the page)

Books of Comfort on the Loss of Your Pet
Books available to help you, children and families deal with pet loss.

Click Here for Shopping Resources Links to Pet Memorials


Sir Manfred of Alp-N-Gar "Manfred"
4/7/69 - 10/28/81


Uncle Manfred's Dudley "Dudley"
5/12/82 - 12/11/92


Dudley's Lady Tinkerbelle "Belle"
5/14/88 - 3/4/97


Quibbletown Justin Time II "Max"
2/13/90 - 5/5/01


STA's Max's Lady Abigail "Abby"
4/15/97 - 12/4/03

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