The loss of a pet can be one of the most difficult things a pet owner will face.  Below are some resources to assist you with questions you may have about the process and ways to cope during the grieving process.  There are online articles, websites, books, and grief hotlines should you need to speak with someone.


“Going Home Finding Peace When Pets Die” – by Jon Katz

“When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering, and Healing” – Alan D Wolfelt, Ph.D.


Johnson County Humane Society Bereavement

ASPCA Grief Grief Counseling HotLine: 877-GRIEF-10 or (877-474-3310).

ASPCA website: End of Life Care.


Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Website – Group of professionally trained volunteers in pet bereavement counseling.


Children and Pets – Grief Following Loss of a Dog

Children and Pets – Grief Following Loss of a Cat

Grief and Bereavement – Loss of a Pet

Do Dogs Mourn?