Recommended Reading

A collection of works to help you HEAL your heart

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Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
Animals bring out the goodness, humanity and optimism in people and speak directly to our souls. This joyous, inspiring and...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Jack Canfield
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...
Children, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Marty Tousley
Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates: A Book of Hope...
The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you'll ever endure. But recovery isn't...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Religious Gary Kurz
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...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Pet Loss & Bereavement Robert Pasick
Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet
Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is a compassionate, comprehensive guide to help you deal with the...
Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Moira Allen
Coping with Stress and Burnout as a Veterinarian: An Evidence-Based...
The suicide rate for veterinarians is almost four times higher than the general population across the UK, Australia, US, New...
Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Nadine Hamilton
Crossing the Rubicon: Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond in Life and...
A gentle, helpful guide to surviving losing a loved animal companion. The interviews with experts, vets and shared wisdom from...
Adult, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Julie A. Kaufman
Dear Brave Friend
This gentle and heartwarming story captures the love between a boy and his dog, and the sadness that follows after...
Children, Pet Loss & Bereavement Leigh Ann Gerk
Death, Society, and Human Experience, 10th edition
This landmark text on the sociology of death and dying draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Robert J. Kastenbaum
Dog Heaven
A comforting and playful exploration of a beloved dog's journey after a happy life on Earth. In Newbery Medalist Cynthia...
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...
All Ages, Dog Lovers, Great Gift, Journal, Pet Loss & Bereavement Carina MacDonald
Finding Peace After the Loss of a Loved Animal Companion
A spiritual guide and practical primer designed to help people of all ages and backgrounds cope with and recover from...
Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Diane Pomerance PH.D.
Fly to Me: Extraordinary Lessons of Life And Death From...
Join author Ellie Hansen and her little dog Tyee on an incredible, inspirational journey that will capture your mind as...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Ellie Hansen
For Every Cat an Angel
For Every Cat An Angel celebrates the timeless connection between people and their "forever cats." From the moment a kitten...
All Ages, Cat Lovers, Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Christine Davis
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...
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...
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 Ages, Dog Lovers, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement B.J. Hollars
Gently into the Night
For all who have experienced the overwhelming grief caused by the loss of a pet or animal companion. This is...
All Ages, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Photos Barbara Rosenfield Douglas
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...
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...
All Ages, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Sid Korpi

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