Grief Support

Children’s Books

When You Have to Say Goodbye
Written by; Dr. Monica Mansfield D.V.M.

Marilyn George – Helping Children Through Pet Loss and Color the Rainbow Bridge.

Harold Ivan Smith – When a Child You Love is Grieving (2005)

Marty Tousley – Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping (1996)

Cheri Ross Barton – Pet Loss and Children: Establishing a Healthy Foundation (2005)

Cardeccia, Kimberly A. – Your Heart When Your Animal Friend is Gone: A Children’s Pet Bereavement Workbook. Bree’s Gift Publishing, Howell, MI (2004)

Cochran, B & Andreasen, D. – The Forever Dog. Harper Collins. (2007)

Rogers, Fred (Mr. Rogers) – When a Pet Dies (1988)

Rylant, C. – Dog Heaven. Blue Sky Press (1995)

Rylant, C. – Cat Heaven. Blue Sky Press (1995)


Pet Loss Books

Betty J. Carmack – Grieving the Death of a Pet (2003)

Wallace Sife – The Loss of a Pet (2005)

Gary Kowalski – Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet (2012)

Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD – When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing (2004)

Niki Behrikis Shanahan – The Rainbow Bridge: Pet Loss Is Heaven’s Gain (2007)


Toll Free Pet Loss Hotlines (Chat room)

Iams Pet Loss Support Center – 888-332-7738 (Monday-Saturday 8am – 8pm)

Iowa State University Pet-Loss Support Hotline – 888-478-7574

University of Illinois CARE Help Line – 877-394-2273