Pet Loss Resources for Those Who Have Lost Beloved Animal Companions

Get help and support to assist you in recovering from your grief, pain, suffering, trauma and loss

“I felt a grief that I had really not experienced before, even though I had lost relatives.” – John Grogan

The resources below have been provided to help those who have lost the companionship of any animal, for any reason, and not due only to pet euthanasia. They may help one to understand, endure and recover... and to realize they are not alone! These resources can be very important even for those who may have experienced such a loss long ago. You may be the one to suggest that they make use of them, even though you yourself may never have experienced such an event. (In alphabetical order)

1) Children and Pets - Grief Resources from Lap of Love

2) Compassion Consortium, a non-sectarian and interfaith religious center, offers guidance, services and support, including companion animal grief counseling and animal chaplaincy,

3) Modern Reverend, Sarah A. Bowen, offers many services and types of support; adoption counseling, companionship for pet passings, memorial services, pet blessings and pet loss support.

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4) - Amazingly complete and almost certain to assist. 

5) Pet Loss and Grief - from experts in pet care and animal shelters at Best Friends

6) Pet Loss Support - from University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine at

7) Pet Loss Resources - from the animal crisis-to-care organization at Red Rover

8) Pet Loss Support - Publications, online communities, reading list, support groups and more - from the Pet Trust of the Ontario Vet College, Guelph, Canada

9) Two Hearts Pet Loss Center - A Companion for Your Journey from the author of Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief

10) Grief Healing: Useful information on care giving, grief and transition - for anyone coping with loss, with a section devoted specifically to pet loss.

11) Refuge in Grief; “Grief Support That Doesn’t Suck” - by the author of the book It's OK That You're Not OK.

12) Center for Loss and Life Transition from Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, author of When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing




Please feel free to share comments, questions, feedback, or additional pet loss resources you have found to be helpful and that you think we should add to this page. Thanks!

on August 30, 2019 at 12:10 AM said:
I found talking to other people who have also lost a pet to be most helpful.
on August 30, 2019 at 12:05 AM said:
Here is a good resource from the Humane Society.