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Recommended Reading

A collection of works to help you HEAL your heart

We have selected the books listed here for you. You will find books that cater to all age groups and backgrounds as well as professional and educational works.

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Amazing Gracie: A Dog’s Tale
She was the loneliest puppy in the litter—a deaf and partially blind albino Great Dane. She had huge, sky blue eyes. And when Dan Dye reached for her, she struggled to her feet like a clumsy foal, raised her forehead...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Mark Beckloff, Dan Dye
Angel Pawprints: Reflections on Loving and Losing a Canine Companion–an...
This poignant and elegantly designed collection of stories and verse provides comfort and healing for anyone experiencing the grief of losing a dog. An essential resource for veterinarians, bereavement counselors, pet loss support groups, and, of course, pet owners themselves,...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Poetry Laurel E. Hunt
Bea and Honey: The Secret
A picture book with beautiful watercolor illustrations by Judith Gosse, BEA and HONEY: The Secret will soothe the broken hearts of readers, young and old, who have experienced the death of a pet. Pets are family members. The loss of...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Claudia Teetsel
Bill at Rainbow Bridge
The owners of departed pets want to know: that their pets are happy, that their own grief is normal, that they will be reunited with their pets one day, and that it's OK to love again. Bill at Rainbow Bridge--...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Dan Carrison
Biscuit’s Biggest Adventure
Freddy has a golden labrador called Biscuit, who loves going for runs in the park. Lately, Biscuit has been feeling exhausted and doesn't want to play any more. Freddy is really worried. Then, one night, Freddy is woken by Biscuit,...
Children, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Teen Coleen Carlile and Mark Archer
Can a stray dog become man’s best friend?: 5 steps...
An informal handbook that answers all questions about the sterilization of stray dogs (Animal Birth Control programme) and emphasizes its benefits towards creating a rabies-free society for man and dog by 2030. It is a step-by-step guide to bring together...
Dog Lovers, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Kuhu Roy & Hansa Roy
Conversations with My Old Dog
"Do you ever talk to your dogs? I do." Psychologist Dr. Robert Pasick and his loving but aging dog Lucy invite us into conversations about living and dying. You know the common questions we humans ask: What breed of dog...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Robert Pasick
Dog Heaven
A comforting and playful exploration of a beloved dog's journey after a happy life on Earth. In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog, as she did for cats...
Children, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Cynthia Rylant
Dogs Leave Paw Prints Everywhere, Especially Upon Your Heart: Forever...
The Reflection Journal for Dog Lovers provides the space to reflect on your dog and the special relationship you share from both your dog’s perspective as well as your own. Celebrate your dog’s life — write, draw and doodle as you are...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Great Gift, Journal, Pet Loss & Bereavement Carina MacDonald
For Every Dog An Angel
For Every Dog An Angel celebrates the timeless connection between people and their "forever dogs." From the moment a puppy is born, the book tells us, a guardian angel is there to welcome the puppy into the world and to...
All Ages, Children, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Christine Davis
Forever Paws
Author Christine Davis offers her third book for anyone who has had to say goodbye to a beloved dog or cat. Forever Paws is the companion title to her books For Every Dog An Angel and For Every Cat An...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Christine Davis
From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us...
What is it that dogs have done to earn the title of “man’s best friend”? And more broadly, how have all of our furry, feathered, and four-legged brethren managed to enrich our lives? Why do we love them? What can...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement B.J. Hollars
Losing My Best Friend: Thoughtful support for those affected by...
“Remember me with tears and laughter. Remember me though it hurts to do so, because the pain you have is equal to the love we shared. There is no goodbye if you carry me in your heart. Remember all the...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Jeannie Wycherley
Maya’s First Rose: Diary of a Very Special Love
When Kosins first met Maya in a pet store, he didn't even want a dog. But 18 years later, when she died in his arms, Martin knew their relationship was and always would be the most significant of his life....
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Martin Scot Kosins
Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
At the age of 36, Caroline Knapp, author of the acclaimed bestseller Drinking:A Love Story, found herself confronted with a monumental task: redefining her world. She had faced the loss of both her parents, given up a twenty-year relationship with...
Adult, Dog Lovers, Educational, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Caroline Knapp
Remember Me As Sunshine, Love Notes From My Dog
Remember Me As Sunshine, Love Notes From My Dog, was created to honor and memorialize a beloved dog. A collection of dog poems I’ve written channeling our Vizsla, Boris, are matched to the unique personality of every treasured dog photographed....
Dog Lovers, Great Gift, Inspirational, Journal, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Photos, Poetry
Shelby’s Grace: From Abused Pup to Angel of Mercy
The Pit Bull With the Heart of Gold Joe Dwyer was a man facing challenges that seemed insurmountable. Battling depression and anxiety, he was broken and in need of serious help. Shelby was a young pit bull facing death. Damaged...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Spiritual Joe Dwyer Jr.
Sit, Stay, Heal: What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living...
“Written with grace and emotional honesty, Sit, Stay, Heal will live with you long after the last page.”— John Grogan, bestselling author of Marley & Me For more than two decades, esteemed veterinary oncologist Dr. Renee Alsarraf treated cancer in her beloved canine...
Dog Lovers, Guide Renee Alsarraf
Spirit Dogs: Heroes In Heaven
Josie's pain was too great, and she had lost most of her dignity. Susan Kelleher helped hold her fourteen-year-old retriever as the long-time companion nuzzled into her son Alex's lap, and the vet administered the injection. Alex and his mum...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Religious, Spiritual Susan Kelleher
The Daisy Sutra
The Daisy Sutra is Helen Weaver's memoir of her dog Daisy and the true story of her discovery of animal communication. One reviewer called it"a deep and touching story of the soul bond of a human being and her dog...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Helen Weaver

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