Being Brave for Bailey
Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Pet loss Support


MSU CVM Pet Loss Support Hotline 1-(517)- 432-2696

ASPCA Pet Loss Support Hotline (877)-GRIEF-10 

Websites and Online Resources:

Site includes chat rooms, website links and memorial pages. Hotline, counselor and group information for US and Ontario. Information for equine and resources for children.

AVMA Brochures:
Brochures available online and for print.

Cornell University:
Information about stages of grieving, euthanasia and frequently asked questions regarding pet loss. List of books and videos and website links.

Forever Pets:
Specialized and custom urns, paw prints and plaques. List of books and website links including lost and missing, online memorials, pet portraits, counselors, rescues and shelters, books, articles, sympathy cards and support groups and hotlines.

In Memory of Pets:
Memorial pages with poems, photos, comments, stories and message boards. Resources for grief support, pet hospice, pet cemeteries, rescues and shelters as well as books and more.

Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets:
Pet Loss Support page with links to books and cassettes, including summaries of each. Pet Loss Services page had info limited to California Bay area.

Our Pals:
Resource for grief support including poems, stories, preparing for pet loss and what to expect. Website links with brief outline of each. Memorialization merchandise available.

Tufts University:
Website links to resources for grieving, online support groups and book lists.

Washington State University:
Articles on grieving process and how to help those who are grieving, how to help children.  Information on memorialization and pet memorial page with donation.