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Pet Loss Resources


Animals are such agreeable friends; they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms...
George Elliot


An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
Martin Buber


We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement: The APLB is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people during this very special kind of bereavement. They offer services such as literature and five weekly chatrooms where grieving pet owners can share their thoughts and experiences while helping each other to heal. They also have a special chat room for people who are anticipating the loss of a beloved pet.  Their services are free and available to anyone bereaving for a beloved pet.

Dr. Wallace Sife Ph.D., Founder and Chairman of the of APLB Board wrote the "The Loss of a Pet" after the death of his beloved seven-year-old miniature dachshund, Edel Meister.

The Death of the Family Pet - Provided as a public service by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries, Death of the Family Pet takes you step by step through the five stages of pet-loss grief, "Denial, Bargaining, Anger, Grief, and Resolution." The page also helps owners come to grips with the tough decision of euthanasia, and discusses the various ways to give your beloved pet a proper and dignified final good-bye. IAPC provides information on pet cemeteries and crematories in the U.S.

Pet Loss Grief Support at "In Memory Of Pets"
Pet loss tributes, memorials, support and candle light rose ceremony.

Petloss.com - A gentle and compassionate website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet or an ill pet. Here you will find personal support and thoughtful advice

Pet Loss site - Moira Anderson, author of  "Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet " offers her own comprehensive guide to pet-loss, as well as other insights and related links on her Pet Loss Grief Resource Page. Information about her writings is also available on her
website. http://www.pet-loss.net/




Local Support Groups

Pet Loss Grief Counseling Group - Have you recently lost a beloved pet?  Would you like a safe, judgement free environment in which to express your feelings?  Do you have questions on how to help assist children and other family members through this challenging times?  If you would like to register for our next meeting, please contact Lindsay Hamrick, Program Coordinator at the Monadnock Humane Society, West Swanzey, New Hamsphire. 

603-352-9011, ext: 147.

This site is about our “Heartprint” pet memorials: beautiful, touching, affordable photographic remembrances of a beloved dog for its grieving owners.

Memorial Keepsakes


This site is about a beloved black Lab mix, called "Buddy".  On this site you can order a unique 8"x10" photo composition (called "Heartprints") using your own favorite photo, a beautiful background scene and a moving farewell message from your pet to you.  A genuinely touching keepsake will be created especially for you. At this time every Heartprint recipient will receive a free, one-year web page devoted exclusively to your pet.   A site worth visiting!