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Pet Loss Resources

Recommended books about anticipatory grief and pet loss


A Dog’s Purpose — W. Bruce Cameron

A Little Big Life — Dean Koontz

Bill at the Rainbow Bridge — Dan Carrison

Blessing the Bridge — Rita M. Reynolds & Gary Kowalski

Boundaries — Henry Cloud

Cold Noses at the Pearly Gate — Gary Kurtz

Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet — Moira Anderson Allen

Cat Heaven — Cynthia Rylant

Dog Heaven — Cynthia Rylant

Dancing Dogs — Jon Katz

Dewey — Vicki Myron and Bret Witter

For Every Cat an Angel — Christine Davis

For Every Dog an Angel — Christine Davis

Going Home – Finding Peace When Pets Die — Jon Katz

Goodbye Friend — Gary Kowalski

Grieving the Death of a Pet — Betty Carmack

Kindred Spirits — Allen M. Schoen

Merle’s Door — Ted Kerasote

My Personal Pet Remembrance Journal — Enid Traisman & Herbert Nieburg

Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals — Allen and Linda Anderson

Saying Goodbye to Lulu — Corinne Demas

The Art of Racing in the Rain — Garth Stein

The Final Farewell — Marty Tousley & Katherine Heuerman

The Kids Book About Pet Loss — Vicky Taylor

The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer — Doug Koktazy

The Loss of a Pet — Wallace Sife, Ph.D.

The Rainbow Bridge — Paul C. Dahm

The Rainbow Bridge: Pet Loss is Heaven’s Gain — Niki Behrikis Shanahan

Pawprints in the Stars — Warren Hanson

Pet Parents: Guide Through Unconditional Love & Grief — Coleen Ellis

Saying Goodbye to your Angel Animals — Allen & Linda Anderson

So Easy to Love, So Hard to Lose — Laurie Kaplan

Speaking for Spot — Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM

Suspect — Robert Crain

When Kitty Passed Away — Linda Makky

When Only The Love Remains — Emily Margaret Stuparyle

When Your Pet Dies: A Guide To Mourning — Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Remembering and Healing


The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


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