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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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A Special Place for Charlee: A Child’s Companion Through Pet...
Gr. 3-6, younger for reading aloud. Floppy-eared Charlee (feminine for Charlie) was already part of the family when narrator Mark was born. Boy and pup grew up together and were best friends and playmates. Years later, when Charlee needed to...
Children, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Debby Morehead
Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and...
Bringing together fourteen experts from across the United States and Canada, Bereaved Children and Teens is a comprehensive guide to helping children and adolescents cope with the emotional, religious, social, and physical consequences of a loved one's death. The result is an...
Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Teen, Young Adult Earl A. Grollman
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
Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping
This guide is a practical tool for veterinarians, teachers, counselors, parents, grandparents and others who are in a position to help children cope with the loss of a pet. Topics include understanding children's attachment to their pets and the significance...
Children, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Marty Tousley
Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die
In this invaluable guide and touchstone, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz addresses the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Drawing on personal experiences, stories from fellow pet owners, and philosophical reflections, Katz provides support for...
All Ages, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Jon Katz
Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss: Personal and Professional...
Author Sid Korpi explains, The pain of losing a beloved animal companion is unlike any other. However, because our society on the whole discounts our grief as frivolous since we've "merely lost an animal," too many of us feel we...
All Ages, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Sid Korpi
Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost...
From the moment pets come into our lives, we know the day will arrive when we have to say farewell. Still, we are never emotionally prepared for the last adieu. In Goodbye, Friend, Gary Kowalski takes you on a journey...
All Ages, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Gary Kowalski
Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions
Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions, 2/e, allows readers to see how essential theories and skills will enhance their own practice. They will gain the core knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals, families, groups, and...
Adult, Educational, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Katherine Walsh
Grieving the Death of a Pet
Because our relationships with our animal companions are unlike human relationships, the death of a pet is like no other loss that we will experience. In this book, Betty J. Carmack draws on the wisdom of Ecclesiastes, her own experience,...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Betty J. Carmack
Healing A Child’s Pet Loss Grief: A Guide for Parents
Is your child suffering from the loss of their pet and you want to know how to help them? Discover a step-by-step guide to navigating the emotional journey of your child and family when losing a beloved pet. Are you...
Adult, Children, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Wendy Van de Poll
Honoring the Journey: A Guided Path through Pet Loss
This book is the first in the series of “Honoring the Journey” works. Capturing the reader with powerful illustrations and raw emotions, this guidebook assists with the healing process one must face when a pet dies. The book is unique...
All Ages, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Dr. KaLee R. Pasek D.V.M.
How to ROAR: Pet Loss Grief Recovery
Robin Jean Brown understands firsthand the deep bond that can develop between person and animal. She's not some cold psychologist, but rather a pet owner herself who dealt with her own painful journey through the grieving process. She found that...
All Ages, Educational, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Robin Jean Brown
Just One More Day
If you, or someone you know, have ever had to put a dog to sleep, then you will know the pain and guilt surrounding this most difficult decision of dog euthanasia. Are we playing God, or are we fulfilling a...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Teen, Young Adult Geoffrey Bain
Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care: Making Health Decisions on Behalf of...
Pets are now considered family members, and at the same time, profound changes are taking place in veterinary medicine. Procedures formerly available only for people are now also options for animals, giving rise to both tougher decisions and higher costs....
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya
Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children
When the death of a relative, a friend, or a pet happens or is about to happen . . . how can we help a child to understand? Lifetimes is a moving book for children of all ages, even parents too....
Children, Family, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Bryan Mellonie
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
Loss of a Pet: Explaining Grief and Loss to Children
Pets create great experiences for children: in taking responsibility, learning to love, care for living things and, dealing with loss and grief. Whether their pet has to move, runs away, gets sick or, dies; children will benefit from reading this...
Children, Family, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Cory O'Neal
Loving and Losing a Pet: A Psychologist and a Veterinarian...
Michael Stern, PhD, is a clinical psychologist practicing in New York and New Jersey. He is an adjunct associate professor at Teachers' College of Columbia University, and a clinical supervisor in a number of other academic institutes. He has worked...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Michael Stern, Susan Cropper
My Pet Remembrance Journal
This grief workbook & keepsake journal is recommended for anyone who wants make sense of their grief and to create a keepsake of their beloved pet. It was designed to help sort out feelings through writing about your relationship and...
All Ages, Great Gift, Guide, Journal, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Enid Traisman
Pet Loss & Human Emotion
This updated edition of Pet Loss and Human Emotion is a step-by-step guide to leading clients through this special kind of grief. Includes resources and a section on pet loss and natural disasters. As society accepts that grieving over the death of...
Adult, Educational, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Cheri Barton Ross

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