Online Support Group:

Pet Loss Websites: and

Pet Loss Books: Visit and search pet loss grief books for adults or for children  

When Your Pet Dies by Alan Wolfelt

Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet by Moira Anderson Allen

Goodbye Friend by Gary Kowalski

The Loss of a Pet by Wallace Sife

Children and Pet Loss by Marty Tousley

A Peaceful Path Workbook by MJ Tucci and Laurie Califf

Heal Your Heart Audio CD by Karen Litzinger  Helps Protect Pets from Harmful Smoke

Best Friends Animal Society  Pet Rescue and Adoption Support

Counselors & Support Groups: (click your state) and

Memorialization Ideas:

  • Save a clay paw print impression or fur clipping in a cellophane bag, ribbon or shadow box.
  • Make a photo album. Frame a poem. Write a love note. Keep a journal. Keep tags on your keychain.
  • Plant a tree/flower ( and Create a garden stone/mosaic.
  • Light a candle each day as a tribute. Display children’s memorial artwork, collar, photos, toys.
  • Commission a work of art from a photo ( and
  • Hold a bit of the pet’s ashes or fur in a necklace pendant (

Grief Counselors:

Cara DeLaRosa-Harrison, CPLP

Certified Pet Loss & Grief Professional

(707) 331-4841
Healing Hands Pet Loss Support
Healing Hands Animal Care
Kelly Fusco, CVT
Relationship Manager – South Tampa
Certified in Pet Loss Grief & Companioning
The Pet Loss Center Tampa
(407) 739-6199 (c) | (813) 999-4049 (o)
6091 Johns Rd, Ste 5 | Tampa, FL 33634