Grief Resources

Our recommended resources to help you through this difficult time.


Support when you need it most.

At Haven Veterinary Hospice and Senior Care, we understand how incredibly difficult it is to say goodbye to a beloved family member. We have curated a number of recommended resources to help you through this time.

Counselors in our area
Rev. Karen Orr, Scarborough, ME
Email: [email protected]
Phone counseling available.

Kathy Sherry, MS, LCPCc
Certified Pet Loss Counselor, Pet Loss Pathways, LLC
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 207-899-6948

Pet Loss Hotlines

ASPCA National Pet Loss Hotline
Phone: 877-474-3310
Hours: The psychologist and grief counselor, Dr. Stephanie LaFarge Ph.D. is available 12 pm-12 am ET

Argus Institute at CSU Veterinary Medical Center
Phone: 970-297-1242
Hours: 9am-5pm MST

Pet Loss Books for Children

1. “The Goodbye Book” by Todd Parr (ages 2-5)

2. “When a Pet Dies” by Fred Rogers (ages 4-8)

3. “Dog Heaven” by Cynthia Rylant (ages 4-7)

4. “Cat Heaven” by Cynthia Rylant (ages 4-7)

5. “The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise” by Adrian Raeside (ages 8-12)

6. “Remembering My Pet: A Kid’s Own Spiritual Remembering Workbook for When a Pet Dies” by Nechama Liss-Levinson (ages 8-12)

7. “Maddie’s Wings: A Lesson in Love” by Tamera Rickman (Ages 8-12)

Pet Loss Books for Adults

1. “Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief”  by Coleen Ellis

2. “Grieving The Death of a Pet” by Betty Carmack

3. “Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet” by M. Anderson

4. “Pet Loss and Human Bereavement” by W. Kay

Pet Loss Books for Parents

1. “Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child” by E. Grollman

2. “When Children Grieve” by J.W. James

3. “Healing the Bereaved Child” by A. Wolfelt, PhD

*Expanded list of literature on pet loss and bereavement:

Pet Loss Support Groups

Vet Vine offers small group online pet loss support groups –