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When a Pet Dies  Fred Rogers (1998)  - still in print and very good for young children. I find it comforting! Sometimes in in stock Barnes & Nobel, or can  order online- under 10$

Goodbye Friend: Healing wisdom for anyone who has ever lost a pet – Kowalski, G. (2012).


When Your Pet Dies: A guide to mourning, remembering, and healing –Wolfelt, A. (2004). 


The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies. Sife, W.  (2014)



Tufts University  Pet Loss Support Hotline 508-839-7966  6-9 pm  M-F & 24-hour voice mail.


Argus Institute  at Colorado State University  


Veterinary Colleges at Cornell, University of Illinois, and University of Missouri  have pet loss support helps lines,  as well as HSUS. 

As stated before, if you or a family member have great difficulty accepting your pet's death and cannot resolve feelings of grief  & sorrow, you should discuss your struggles with a person trained to understand the grieving process and help you thru the mourning process, including grief counselors, psychologists, social workers, and clergy.  

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