American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Loss Website http://www.avma.org/animal_health/brochures/pet_loss/pet_loss_brochure.asp
Cornell University Veterinary School Pet Loss Website http://www.vet.cornell.edu/Org/Petloss/
Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline (607) 253-3932
Books That Help Adults
The Loss of a Pet : New Revised and Expanded Edition, by Wallace Sife. This Maxwell Award winner, given by the Dog Writers of America for Best Non-fiction, offers solace and understanding for pet owners and counselors alike.
It's Okay To Cry, by Maria L. Quintana, Shari L. Veleba, Harley G. King. A collection of 60+ stories from others who have lost their pets. You are not alone!
Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates, by Gary Kurz.
When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope With Your Feelings, by Jamie Quackenbush and Denise Graveline. Simon & Schuster Pocket Books, 1985.
Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children by Herbert A. Nieburg and Arlene Fisher. Harper and Row, 1982.
Coping With Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet by Moira K. Anderson. Peregrine Press, 1987.
When Only the Love Remains: The Pain of Pet Loss by Emily Margaret Stuparyk.
Books That Help Children
A Funeral for Whiskers by Lawrence Balter. Barron's Educational Series, 1991.
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst. Atheneum, 1975.
When a Pet Dies by Fred Rogers. Family Communications, Inc.
Death of a Goldfish (video) by Fred Rogers. Family Communications, Inc.
Remembering Pets by Gina Dalpra-Berman and Barbara Hoss-Schneider. Robert D. Reed, 2001.
Because of Flowers and Dancers by Sandra Brackenridge. A short book for a parent to share with a young child, helps to facilitate discussion of euthanasia and remembering a pet.
Growing Time by Sandal Warburg. Jamie's dog, King, dies and his uncle Jim helps him face the reality and meaning of death.