Losing a beloved pet is heartbreaking, and can have a deep emotional impact on you. In this difficult time, we offer you our deepest sympathy and a few resources to help you navigate your grief and honor the memory of your cherished companion.

Counseling and Support Groups

Seeking professional help can be beneficial in navigating the complex emotions associated with pet loss. Consider finding a counselor or therapist who specializes in grief and loss. Additionally, you may want to consider contacting Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support Hotline or connecting with others who have experienced similar loss through online forums and support groups.

Reading Material

There are many books and articles that can provide solace and guidance during times of grief. Find comfort in these recommended materials.

Resources from the Veterinary Community

Explore resources on pet loss from veterinarians themselves.

Supporting Children

The following are the CHS Education Department’s favorite resources to share with adults supporting a child who has lost a pet.

Grieving is a personal process. Take the time you need to mourn, heal, and hold tight to your pet’s memory. If you have any questions, or are looking for additional resources, please reach out to info@cthumane.org.