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Pet Loss Resources

“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go” ~ Jamie Anderson


Online Resources

Why losing a pet hurts so much :

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-truisms-wellness/201608/why-losing-pet-hurts-so-much


Day by Day Pet Support

  • Weekly online support chatroom, every Sunday evening.


Everlife Memorials

  • Nationwide Pet Loss Support Group Listing.


RainbowBridge.com 


Chance’s Spot:

  • Pet Loss and Grief Support including support for children.


The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement : https://aplb.org


Pet Loss online help: http://www.pet-loss.net

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Pet Loss Hotlines

  • TUFTS Pet Loss Support Hotline 508-839-7966
  • PALS- The Pet Loss Comfort Line 202-966-2171
  • ASPCA Pet Grief Counseling Hotline: 877-474-3310    
  • Karla Drake, LCSW, Tidewater Pyschotherapy Services : 757-497-3670

Books


Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet by Moira Anderson


Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet by Gary Kowalski


The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss by Russell Friedman, Cole James and John W. James.


Grieving the Death of a Pet by Betty Carmack


Pawprints in the Stars: A Farewell and Journal for a Beloved Pet by Warren Hanson


Pet Loss and Human Bereavement Editor William Kay


Soul Comfort for Cat Lovers: Coping Wisdom for Heart and Soul After the Loss of a Beloved Feline by Liz Eastwood


The Pet Loss Companion by Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio and Nancy Saxton-Lopez


 For Every Dog an Angel by Christine Davis


I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye: A Collection of Poems by Arlene Klein


The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies by Wallace Sife, PhD


A Final Act of Caring: Ending the life of an animal friend by Mary and Herb Montgomery


There is Eternal Life for Animals by Niki Behrikis Shanahan


Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates: A Book of Hope for Those Who Have Lost a Pet by Gary Kurz

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" Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big." Erica Jong


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In person or remote personal counseling for care-givers, pet parents during last chapter and beyond....


Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW

Veterinary Social Work Clinician, Educator, and Consultant

(757) 296-0800 contactus@wholejourneywellness.com

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