Pet Loss
Grief Support

When we part with a beloved pet, saying goodbye always feels far too soon. Below we provide information and resources for individuals dealing with the loss of a pet. 

At Angel Vet, we understand that the loss of a beloved pet can cause a degree of grief that we never knew existed. For many of us, this grief can be overwhelming.

Grief has a way of making us feel alone. In these painful times, there is comfort in the words and wisdom of others. The words of others have a way of helping us see that we’re not alone and that we’re not the only ones struggling to find our way through complex grief. Words can not take away the pain, but knowing it’s something others have gone through can be slightly comforting.

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”

Washington Irving

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”

Hilary Stanton Zunin

Grief Support Resources

As you face each new day with your beloved pet no longer by your side in the physical sense, we want you to know there is help available.

We each have different beliefs about the universe and the essence of the soul. The following books are recommended depending on what speaks to you the most:

Books for Adults and Teens

Soul Comfort for Cat Lovers

Coping Wisdom for Heart and Soul After the Loss of a Beloved Feline
By Liz Eastwood

Signs From Pets In The Afterlife

Identifying Messages From Pets In Heaven
by Lyn Ragan

Paw Prints in the Stars

A Farewell and Journal for a Beloved Pet
by Warren Hanson

Goodbye, Friend:

Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet
by  Gary Kowalski

Books for Children

For Every Cat an Angel

by Christine Davis

For Every Dog an Angel

by Christine Davis

My Pet Memory Book

To Help A Child Through The Loss Of Their Pet
by S Wallace and Pinfold Publishing

Local Specialists

Blue Halo Vet

Dr. Rachel Bart, DVM

Certified in Pet Loss & Grief Support


Berit Heyer-Boydt

Specializing in therapy for Pet Loss Grief

Licensed Professional Counselor


Online Groups

Hospice of the Valley

Hospice of the Valley Pet Loss Support Group meets virtually the first Saturday of every month.

To Register Please Call: 602-530-6970


Free Sunday Pet Loss Support Groups, open to anyone anywhere in the country. Hosted on Zoom.


Grief Support

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