Resources

Grief is the journey of transforming pain into beautiful memories.

Thoughtfully curated resources from Dr. Jeni

Humane Society of Silicon Valley Online Free Support Group
This group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
Chat rooms and video support groups

Lap of Love Free Online Support Group
Free Group Support, must pre-register online

Lap of Love Individual Support Counseling

Lap of Love Pet Loss Journey Course
This is a 6 week online course about the journey of pet loss and grief

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Janice Shapiro, LMFT
Janice Shapiro is located in Campbell, CA and offers in person and virtual counseling sessions. She is a certified pet loss and bereavement counselor.

Vicki Oliverio, MFT
Vicki Oliverio specializes in pet grief and offers both telehealth and in-person visits (in Los Gatos and Redwood City).

This is just a small sample of books you may find helpful. For a more extensive list, including genres such as memoirs, short stories, religious themes, and journals, see the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Recommended Reading List.

For Adults

  • When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing by Alan Wolfelt
  • Pet Loss: A thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children by Herbert Neiburg and Arlene Fischer
  • Goodbye My Friend: Grieving the Loss of a Pet by Mary and Herb Montgomery
  • The Loss of a Pet by Wallace Sife
  • Saying Goodbye to the Pet You Love by Lorri Greene
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss by Russell Friedman
  • Coping With Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet by Moira Anderson Allen
  • Coping With the Loss of Your Pet by Christine Lemieux
  • My Personal Pet Remembrance Journal by Enid Samuel Traisman
  • Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief by Coleen Ellis

For Children

  • When a Pet Dies by Fred Rogers
  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
  • Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
  • Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
  • I’ll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids by Alan Wolfeldt
  • Saying Goodbye to Lulu by Corinne Demas
  • Goodbye Mousie by Robbie Harris
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia

Resources

Grief is the journey of transforming pain into beautiful memories.

Thoughtfully curated resources from Dr. Jeni

Humane Society of Silicon Valley Online Free Support Group
This group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
Chat rooms and video support groups

Lap of Love Free Online Support Group
Free Group Support, must pre-register online

Lap of Love Individual Support Counseling

Lap of Love Pet Loss Journey Course
This is a 6 week online course about the journey of pet loss and grief

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Janice Shapiro, LMFT
Janice Shapiro is located in Campbell, CA and offers in person and virtual counseling sessions. She is a certified pet loss and bereavement counselor.

Vicki Oliverio, MFT
Vicki Oliverio specializes in pet grief and offers both telehealth and in-person visits (in Los Gatos and Redwood City).

This is just a small sample of books you may find helpful. For a more extensive list, including genres such as memoirs, short stories, religious themes, and journals, see the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Recommended Reading List.

For Adults

  • When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing by Alan Wolfelt
  • Pet Loss: A thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children by Herbert Neiburg and Arlene Fischer
  • Goodbye My Friend: Grieving the Loss of a Pet by Mary and Herb Montgomery
  • The Loss of a Pet by Wallace Sife
  • Saying Goodbye to the Pet You Love by Lorri Greene
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss by Russell Friedman
  • Coping With Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet by Moira Anderson Allen
  • Coping With the Loss of Your Pet by Christine Lemieux
  • My Personal Pet Remembrance Journal by Enid Samuel Traisman
  • Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief by Coleen Ellis

For Children

  • When a Pet Dies by Fred Rogers
  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
  • Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
  • Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
  • I’ll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids by Alan Wolfeldt
  • Saying Goodbye to Lulu by Corinne Demas
  • Goodbye Mousie by Robbie Harris
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia