Pet Loss & Grief Resources

Saying goodbye to your pet


  • Northern NY Pet Loss and Support (Watertown, NY | 315-786-3340 | - Monthly support meetings with Dr. Kyle Ann Stevenson
  • The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (718-382-0690) - Resources for grief loss and mourning
  • - A gentle and compassionate website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet or an ill pet
  • Pet Loss Support Page - Articles and other resources
  • Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline (607-253-3932) - Available Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm


  • When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering, and Healing by Alan Wolfelt
  • Goodbye Friend by Gary Kowalski
  • The Loss of a Pet by Dr. Wally Sife
  • Companioning the Bereaved by Alan Wolfelt
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook by John James and Russell Friedman
  • Beezer and Boomer by Doug Koktavy

Books for Children

  • Dog Heaven/ Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
  • I'll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm
  • When a Pet Dies by Fred Rogers
  • A Special Place for Charlee by Debby Morehead

Other Resources

  • PETCAREGIVERBURDEN.COM - A science blog dedicated to helping pet owners and veterinarians understand stress related to managing a pet's chronic or terminal disease, and finding ways to reduce that stress so that people can make the most of their time with their pet