CARE Pet Loss Helpline

Reading Grief Resources

Excerpts and Articles

When Your Pet Dies, Dealing with Your Grief and Helping Your Children Cope
Chapter 11 “Other Pets May Suffer Over the Loss”
By: Christine Adame

Children and Pet Loss
“In the Perspectives,” July/August, 1994
Laurel Lagoni, M.S. and Carolyn Butler, M.S.

Recommended Books

The following books can be ordered from the American Animal Hospital Association by calling 800-252-2242.

A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of An Animal Friend, by Mary and Herb Montgomery

Good-bye My Friend, by Mary and Herb Montgomery

When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope With Your Feelings, by Quackenbush and Graveline

A Special Place for Charlie: A Child’s Companion Through Pet Loss, by Debbie Morehead

The Tenth Good Things About Barney, by Judith Viost

Oh Where Has My Pet Gone? A Pet Loss Memory Book, ages 3-103, by Sally Sibbit

When Only the Love Remains: The Pain of Pet Loss, by Emily Margaret Stuparyk A collection of poems encompassing the pain of pet loss.