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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 Snowflake in My Hand
A miracle of a book--a joyous celebration of the unspoken but deeply felt bond between animals and people and, in Roger Caras's words, "a celebration of life in the face of death". Each day holds the promise of a few...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Samantha Mooney
Catnip for the Cat Lover’s Psyche: a Memoir
Full Color Edition. The author, Ann Lapatka, transports the reader through adventurous, real life stories – the tragedies, the triumphs, the laughter and the tears – of her experiences with beloved companion cats. She shares with you how her cats...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Great Gift, Illustrated, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Photos Ann Lapatka,
I Remember You: A Grief Journal
Combines beautifully illustrated journal pages with moving quotes and thoughtful, comforting advice that will support anyone working through the cascade of emotions that follows the death of someone close. Each page invites the reader to explore the thoughts and emotions...
All Ages, Great Gift, Illustrated, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Laynee Gilbert
It’s Okay to Cry: Warm Compassionate Stories That Will Help...
Its Okay To Cry contains warm, compassionate stories that help people to find hope and healing after the death of a beloved pet. Twenty-four people who have lost pets including dogs, cats, birds and working animals share their stories. Included...
All Ages, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Maria Luz Quintana
Old Dogs Remembered Paperback
Noted authors, including James Thurber, John Updike, Eugene O'Neill, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and John Cheever, reminisce about their favorite dogs
All Ages, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement
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
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.
So Sorry for Your Loss: How I Learned to Live...
A searching, heartfelt exploration about what it means to process grief, by a bestselling author and journalist whose experience with two devastating losses inspired her to bring comfort and understanding to others. Since losing her mother to cancer in 2018...
Adult, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Young Adult Dina Gachman
Soul Dog: A Journey into the Spiritual Life of Animals
An exploration of animal spirituality and the ability of animals to communicate with humans even in the afterlife • 2019 Coalition of Visionary Resources Gold Award and Industry Choice and Peoples Choice Award • Chronicles the author’s profound relationship with...
All Ages, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Spiritual Elena Mannes
Tails from Beyond the Paw Print: Twenty-two stories of love,...
Since 2009, attendees of Beyond the Paw Print Pet Loss Support Group meetings have found validation of their grief as they shared their stories of love, loss, and lessons learned in a caring, judgment-free atmosphere. It has long been Dr....
Adult, Family, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Teen, Young Adult Micky Golden Moore
The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog...
Renowned playwright Eugene O’Neill composed this work in 1940 to comfort his wife about the death of their Dalmatian, Blemie. Better known for his despairing and pessimistic dramas, O’Neill’s touching piece, written in the voice of the dying pet, is somehow...
Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Eugene O'Neill
The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists Who...
Everyone who's ever loved an animal companion will find wisdom and solace in this book. The authors share stories drawn from decades of experience leading pet loss groups and practicing family therapy. Their recommendations for taking care of yourself and...
All Ages, Great Gift, Guide, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio
The Rainbow Bridge: Pet Loss Is Heaven’s Gain
Your pet has gone to Heaven, and is waiting to be reunited with you someday. As you read this book you will learn about: People who have seen their pets in Heaven through near-death, out-of-body, and deathbed experiences. You can...
All Ages, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Religious Niki Behrikis Shanahan
The Soul of Your Pet: Evidence for the Survival of...
Smith s poignant interviews with people from all walks of life. Presents the concept in an objective and straight forward manner. For those who have had the grief associated with losing an animal friend or who is living with that...
All Ages, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Photos, Religious, Spiritual Scott S. Smith
There is Eternal Life for Animals
All animals go to Heaven. How do we know? We look in the book that God left us, the Bible. This book takes you through the Bible and proves through the scriptures that there is life after death for all...
All Ages, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Religious Niki Behrikis Shanahan
When Only the Love Remains: The Pain of Pet Loss
"...Emily makes a public offering of her personal struggle, allowing herself to fully mourn the loss of her beloved Poochie." -- Jo Marchant, editor of "The Bunny Thymes", Ottawa, ON, Canada "Emily has captured both the exquisite pleasure of loving...
All Ages, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Poetry Emily Margaret Stuparyk
When Your Pet Dies
Diane Pomerance received her Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of nine books, most of which are nonfiction about animals called: When Your Pet Dies, Animal Companions: Your Friends, Teachers & Guides,...
All Ages, Guide, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Diane Pomerance Ph.D

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