The loss of a beloved pet is a very traumatic experience that affects the entire family. Please see the variety of links provided below to help guide you through this difficult time. Also, please take a moment to honor your cherished pet on our memorial wall.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Website: http://www.aplb.org
ASPCA –: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-loss
Pet Loss.org: http://www.pet-loss.net
Pet Partners: https://www.petpartners.org/Pet-Loss-Directory
In Santa Cruz - BirchBark Foundation http://www.birchbarkfoundation.org/pet-loss-grief-support/. Contact is Darcy Harris (831) 471-7912 Darcy@BirchBarkFoundation.org
Pet Loss.com - This is a terrific independent site set up by Ed Williams that provides resources, information and even a chat room to talk to other people who have lost their family members.
UC Davis Pet Loss Support Resources - Although UC Davis no longer has a support hotline they do list many resources on their site.
If you would like literature on the subject, both Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com have a large selection of books available. Please visit these sites and search for "pet loss" to see a listing of books and other available material:
When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing by
Alan D. Wolfelt., PhD CT
Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet by
Gary Kowalski., (Author)