For the convenience of our visitors, I have compiled a listing of articles, book titles, websites, and song titles currently available on the topics of pet loss and general grief support. There are many more than listed here. Different authors attract different readers, so explore for yourself at your public library, bookstore, or online for who speaks to your heart.

If you wish to make suggestions for additions or to review selections for inclusion here, the contact page is a way to do so.

Article: Johnson, Bonna, Animal Owners Rue Dying Pets' Last Days, The Tennessean, December 7, 2008

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Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet by Myrna Milani, DVM,Prima Publishing, 1998.

Blessing the Bridge by Rita M. Reynolds, New Sage Press, 2001

Saying Good-by to the Pet You Love by Lorri A. Greene and Jacquelyn Landis, New Habinger Publications ,2002

For Children:

Children and Pet Lost: A Guide for Helping by Marty Tousley, Our Pals Publishing Co., 1996.

Ragtail Remembers by Liz Duckworth, Centering Corporation, 2003.

Remember Rafferty by Joy Johnson, Centering Corporation, 1991.

Saying Goodbye to Your Pet by Marge Eaton Heegaard,, Fairview Press, 2001.

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst, Alladin Paperbacks, 1971.

Discussing Death With Children



“Old Friend” from CD Colorblind by Karen Taylor-Good