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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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Pet Loss: Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children
A sympathetic guide for both children and adults explains how to cope with the death or loss of a beloved pet and provides valuable advice to help people deal with grief, sorrow, and loneliness
All Ages, Great Gift, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Herbert A. Nieburg
Remembering Blue Fish (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood)
Daniel Tiger learns how to process the feelings that come with losing someone you love in this thoughtful 8x8 storybook based on an episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. When Daniel’s pet fish dies, he learns to ask questions about what happened...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Becky Friedman
Remembering Oakley
A tool to use children about death using direct language and explanations. This book was written to align with the 7 stages of grief.
Children, Family, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Carl Schutt
Saying Goodbye to Lulu Saying Goodbye to Lulu
A young girl and her lovable dog, Lulu, are the best of friends. They play games together, explore their neighborhood, and even cuddle up to read bedtime stories each night. Lulu is the best dog a girl could ever hope...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Corinne Demas
Saying Goodbye to the Pet You Love (A Complete Resource...
From a psychologist with twenty years of experience as a pet bereavement specialist, comes the first title to offer cognitive tools and exercises for validating and supporting the particular grief that results from the loss of a pet. When a...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Young Adult Lorri A. Greene
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
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
Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death
When a loved one dies, it can be hard to know how to explain it to a young child, particularly if you are grieving the loss yourself. Something Very Sad Happened is intended to be read to two- and three-year-old children...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Bonnie Zucker
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
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
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 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
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life...
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf touches children and adults alike, illustrating the delicate balance between life and death. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf is a warm, thought-provoking story about how Freddie and his companion leaves change with the...
Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Leo Buscaglia
The Forever Dog
No one knows exactly what kind of dog Corky is, but if you ask his owner, Mike, the answer is simple: "He's my dog." Mike and Corky are best friends; they do everything together. In fact they even make a plan. Mike...
Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Bill Cochran
The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss
If you’ve found yourself almost inconsolable after your pet died, please know that you’re normal. If you’ve found that your family and friends don’t seem to understand the level of your grief, please know that, too, is normal. Without comparing...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Russell Friedman, Cole James, John W. James
The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action...
Updated to commemorate its 20th anniversary, this classic resource further explores the effects of grief and sheds new light on how to begin to take effective actions to complete the grieving process and work towards recovery and happiness. Incomplete recovery...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals John W. James
The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of...
From Dr. Marty Becker, co-author of the bestsellers Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover's Soul comes a ground-breaking new book that reveals the stirring stories and medical miracles behind the healing power of pets....
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Teen Marty Becker
The Heart That Is Loved Never Forgets: Recovering from Loss:...
Stories that address the grieving process of humans and animals who have lost their companions and that give advice on how best to help yourself and others recover • Gives practical advice on recovery, including self-care, support systems, and homeopathic...
All Ages, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Kaetheryn Walker

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