Resources

Pet Loss Resources

Books

Animals And The Afterlife by Kim Sheridan
Animals As Teachers & Healers by Susan Chernak McElroy especially good for grieving humans, can help with seeing a higher purpose to their animal companions role in their life
Animals In Spirit by Penelope Smith
Bach Flower Essences for Animals published by the Bach Flower Essence Co.
Deathing: An Intelligent Alternative for the Final Moments of Life by Anya Foos-Graber
Goodbye Friend by Gary Kowalski
Legacies of Love  A Gentle Guide to Healing from the Loss of Your Animal Loved One by Teresa L. Wagner  (800-356-9315) (book on audio tape – for grieving an animal’s death)
My Personal Pet Remembrance Journal by Enid Samuel Traisman and Herbert Nieburg
My Pet Died by Rachel Biale (good for children)
Pet Loss – A Spiritual Guide by Eleanor Harris
Saying Goodbye To The Pet You Love – Lorri A. Greene, Ph.D. Jackquelyn Landis

A few Web Sites

On Line Services (I list ones I have found and have not used all these services. I cannot validate their value or integrity, except where noted.)

www.petloss.com Pet Loss Ideas
http://www.animalsinourhearts.com Teresa Wagner My personal favorite person to refer friends to for help with grief and loss of animals.
www.pethonoring.com Pet Loss Ceremony Kits, Healing, Memorial Items and more.
www.aplb.org Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement – Memorial Tribute of your animal (membership required), Chat Room, Listing of pet cemeteries, crematories, grief counselors, support group, telephone hot lines, Pet loss bibliography, Newsletter with pet loss articles available to dues paying members.
www.in-memory-of-pets.com Memory Of Pets – Memorial Tributes of your animal FREE, Candlelight Rose Memorial Service: Sunday evenings, Message board, Submit stories, Poetry and Prayers, Links to other pet loss and support sites.
www.members.tripod.com/~Sandtracker/cat-tracks.html racks in the Sand – Message Board, Pet loss sympathy cards links for birds, cats, dogs, ferrets, rats; Cat quotes, prayers, and poetry; Terrific information on spay/neuter and animal welfare; Very comprehensive list of other pet loss and animal welfare links
www.pet-heaven.com Pet Heaven – Memorial tributes free acknowledging many species: exotics, horses, cats, dogs, birds, small animals, etc.
www.modernpetloss.com  Pet loss bookstore 28 day program to help you release the loss of your beloved friend Teaching Kids How to Say Goodbye to Their Pets
http://www.dogguard.com/coping-with-pet-loss.html
http://www.veterinarians.com/articles/Teaching-Kids-How-to-Say-Goodbye-to-Their-Pets.html Teaching Kids How to Say Goodbye to Their Pets
http://bluebuffalo.com/library/a-kids-guide-to-dealing-with-the-loss-of-a-pet  A Kid’s Guide to Dealing With the Loss of a Pet
www.petinsurancequotes.com/pet-care/pet-bereavement-dealing-with-the-death-of-a-pet.html  Dealing with the Death of a Pet

Photo, Video, and Portrait Memorials

www.members.tripod.com/~PictureYourself/index.html icture Yourself! – Makers of unique cards and shirts with your animal’s photo. You can use your Animal’s Photo instead of a photo of you.
www.petsinpastel.com Pets In Pastel – Original commissioned lifelike oil pastel portraits of your animal loved one
http://susanshea.com Beautiful work.  Contact at : (503) 829-2711  or email: sueshea@molalla.net for painting various objects or a cremation urn.

Memorial Gardens
www.treegivers.com Pet Memorial Tree Planting – Have a young tree planted in the state of your choice in honor of your animal. Receive an official certificate of planting and sympathy letter and card.

Urns, Caskets, Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Grave Markers
International Association of Pet Cemeteries 581-594-3000 Will assist you in locating a cemetery in your area.
www.aplb.org Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement – Look under the Aftercare section of this web site for cemetery listings
www.everlastingstone.com Everlasting Stone – Beautiful Vermont granite pet monuments, as well as urns and caskets.
http://www.gonetodogstar.com/gtdsold/star35.htm  Remembering your dog friends. Post post their names here.
http://www.perfectmemorials.com/pet-urns/ Memorial urns from necklaces to boxes, picture frames and more

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