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Grief Resources

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:
Pet Partners:

In Santa Cruz - BirchBark Foundation Contact is Darcy Harris (831) 471-7912

Pet - 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 and 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:

Suggested reads:
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)