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 Please note: Some of these books may be out of print but may be available through 3rd party sellers.


pet loss.


The Loss of a Pet - Wallace Sife, PhD    ***a MUST read***


Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet - Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed.


Loving and Losing a Pet - Michael Stern, Ph.D. and Susan Cropper, D.V.M.


When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering, and Healing - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.


When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope with Your Feelings – Jamie Quakenbush, Denise Graveline


Saying Good-Bye to the Pet You Love: A Complete Resource to Help You Heal – Lori Greene, Jacqueline Landis

Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children – Herbert A. Nieburg


A Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss – Russell Friedman, James Cole

Losing My Best Friend: Thoughtful support for those affected by dog bereavement or pet loss - Jeannie Wycherley

Heart Dog: Surviving the Loss of Your Canine Soul Mate- Roxanne Hawn


Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found- Mary Donahue


Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals: Finding Comfort after Losing Your Pet – Alan and Linda Anderson


Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet – Gary Kowalski (Author), Barry Abrams (Narrator)

Dog Gone: Coping with the Loss of a Pet – Howard Broson

Coping with the Loss of a Pet – Christina M. Lemieux

Buried Deep in our Hearts – Tracie Barton-Barrett



I Remember You: A Grief Journal – Laynee Gilbert

My Pet Remembrance Journal - Enid Traisman

Paw Prints in the Stars: A Farewell and Journal for a Beloved Pet – Warren Hanson

grief-not pet specific.


No Happy Endings - A Memoir - Nora McInerny​

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss – Pat Schwiebert, Chuck DeKlyen

It's OK that You're Not OK - Megan Devine


helping your surviving pet.


The Heart That Is Loved Never Forgets: Recovering from Loss: When Humans and Animals Lose Their Companions –Kaetheryn Walker

From Sad to Glad: Helping Your Dog Survive a Loss – Phoebe Lauren

anticipatory grief

Surviving the Heartbreak of Choosing Death for Your Pet – Linda Mary Peterson

Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet: Saying Goodbye with Love, Dignity, and Peace of Mind – Myrna Milani, DVM


books for children.


When a Pet Dies - Fred Rogers

Paw Prints in Heaven- Dogspeak

Pet Loss and Children : Establishing a Healthy Foundation – Cheri Barton-Ross

The Forever Dog – Bill Cochran

Remembering Oakley – Carl J. Schutt

Healing a Child's Pet Loss Grief: A Guide for Parents – Wendy Van de Poll

Death of a Pet - Shirl and J.W. Potter, George J. Koss

Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping - Marty Tousley

The Memory Box: A Book About Grief – Joanna Rowland

The Invisible String  - Joanne Lew Vriethoff

Remembering Baymore - Peter Gollub, DVM

I'll Always Love You – Hans Wilhelm

The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise  - Adriene Raeside

Cry, Heart, but Never Break - Glenn Ringtved

Healing A Child's Pet Loss Grief: A Guide for Parents - Wendy Van de Poll

I'll Always Love You - Hans Wilhelm

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney - Judith Viorst

Humphrey Was Here: A dog owner’s story of love, loss and letting go - Mark Asher

Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death – Bonnie Zucker, Kim Fleming

A Rainbow Bridge for Gus: A Story About the Loss of a Pet - Barbara Bareis Rigabar, Chris Sharp

Dog Heaven - Cynthia Ryant

Cat Heaven - Cynthia Ryant

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf - Leo Buscaglia

Don’t Say Goodbye, Just Say See You! - Patricia A. Brill, PhD

Always Remember - Cece Meng

Saying Goodbye to Lulu – Corrine Demas

Memories of You: Pet Memory Book (Therapeutic Helping Kids Heal Activity Book Series) – Erainna Winnett

My Pet Died: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children - Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

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