Pet Loss & Bereavement
VREC can refer you to local psychologists, social workers and clinicians who can help you during this emotional time of grief. If you would like more information, please contact us here.
Adapted from the Michigan State University Pet Loss Support Hotline:
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.
Brochures available from the American Veterinary Medical Association online and for print. Topics include When Your Animal Dies, Pet Euthanasia, and Equine Euthanasia.
Information for families and children, memorialization and coping with sick animals. Offering memorial plaques and stones for the Tribute Garden.
Information about stages of grieving, euthanasia and frequently asked questions regarding pet loss. List of books and videos and website links.
Links to processing grief, tips for seniors and children, and additional resources.
Website links to resources for grieving, online support groups and book lists.
Articles on the grieving process and how to help those who are grieving, how to help children, information on memorialization, and pet memorial page with donation.
For a list of suggested books, please click here.