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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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The Heaven of Animals
With all of my heart, I believe it is true that there is a heaven for animals, too. The heaven of animals is a magical place. Angels know every dog's favorite game; cats bask in their own rays of sunshine;...
Children, Family, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school, Religious, Spiritual Nancy Tillman
The Human-Animal Bond and Grief
This text integrates theory, emprical research, clinical experience, and principles of application into a step-by-step approach to human-animal bond based client relations. The book provides veterinary professionals with the knowledge, skills, terminology and methodologies to help human clients cope with...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Laurel Lagoni, Carolyn Butler
The Invisible Leash: An Invisible String Story About the Loss...
From the author of the picture book phenomenon The Invisible String comes a moving companion title about coping with grief when a pet dies. "When our pets aren't with us anymore, an Invisible Leash connects our hearts to each other. Forever." That's...
Children, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Patrice Karst
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 Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with...
Understanding helps heal the hurt when you lose a pet. This award-winning book has been hailed as the seminal work in the field. And now the fourth newly revised and expanded edition offers so much more to the bereaving pet...
All Ages, Educational, Great Gift, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals, Self-Help Wallace Sife Ph.D.
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief
I will always remember you . . .Joanna Rowland's best-selling The Memory Box: A Book about Grief has helped thousands of children and families work through the complex emotions that arise after the loss of a loved one. Now, with...
Children, Family, Pet Loss & Bereavement Joanna Rowler, Thea Baker
The Most Painful Choice: A Dog Owner’s Story of Behavioral...
When Champ, a German Shepherd, was adopted from a local breed rescue, his family hoped and expected to spend many fun-filled years with him. However, Champ suffered physically and mentally from neglect and trauma from his first years of life....
Adult, Dog Lovers, Euthanasia, Pet Loss & Bereavement Beth Miller
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 Psychology of the Human-Animal Bond: A Resource for Clinicians...
There have been dramatic increases in the financial, emotional, and psychological investment in pets over the past four decades. The increasing importance of animal companions in people's lives has resulted in growing emphasis on the human-animal bond within academic literature....
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Christopher Blazina, Guler Boyraz, David Shen-Miller
The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise
Adrian Raeside has created a magical tale of adventure for pet lovers of all ages in The Rainbow Bridge. Using his gift for creating spunky characters, Raeside has created a valuable fable for anyone who cherishes the companionship of a family...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Spiritual Adrian Raeside
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 Sad Dragon: A Dragon Book About Grief and Loss....
Having a pet dragon is very fun! He can sit, roll over, and play… He can candle a birthday cake, lit a campfire, or so many other fun things that will make you laugh… But sometimes, not every story is...
Children, Family, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Steve Herman
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
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
My cat Barney died this Friday. I was very sad. My mother said we could have a funeral for him, and I should think of ten good things about Barney so I could tell them... But the small boy who...
Children, Family, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Judith Viorst
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
Three Cats, Two Dogs: One Journey Through Multiple Pet Loss
David Congalton and his wife survived every pet lover's worst nightmare - sudden, multiple pet loss. Frankly and tenderly, Congalton chronicles their recovery from the deaths of five beloved animal companions in a house fire. He mixes personal anecdotes with...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help David Congalton
When a Pet Dies
In this useful book from the First Experience series, the affable star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood helps children share feelings of the loss of a pet while offering reassurance that grieving is a natural, healing thing to do. "A sensitive and sensible...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Photos, Pre-school Fred Rogers
When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with...
The first―and definitive―guide to helping children really deal with loss from the authors of the The Grief Recovery Handbook Following deaths, divorces, or the confusion of major relocation, many adults tell their children “don’t feel bad.” In fact, say the authors...
Adult, Children, Educational, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement John W. James
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

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