Tribute Tails -  Remembering your beloved pet with dignity.
Tribute Tails -  Remembering your beloved pet with dignity.
Tribute Tails -  Remembering your beloved pet with dignity.
Tribute Tails -  Remembering your beloved pet with dignity.
Tribute Tails -  Remembering your beloved pet with dignity.
Tribute Tails -  Remembering your beloved pet with dignity.
Tribute Tails -  Remembering your beloved pet with dignity.



Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Argus Institute for Families and Veterinarians

AVMA Guidelines for Pet Loss Support Services

Coping with the Loss of a Pet  

Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline

Explaining Pet Loss to Children: Six Do's and Don'ts  

Pet Loss Phone Support              

Pet Loss: Understanding Grief in Children              

Time to Let Go


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Grief Recovery Hotline: (800) 445-4808 - M-F 9am-5pm PT

Arizona: Companion Animal Association - (602) 995-5885 (24 hrs)

California: U.C. Davis College of Veterinary Medicine -
(530) 752-4200; (800) 565-1526 (M-F 6:30-9:30pm PT)

Colorado: Colorado State University - (970) 297-1242 (M-F 9-5 MT)

Washington, D.C. - The PAL Pet Loss Hotline can be accessed by calling the PAL office in Washington, D.C., 202-895-1395, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5 pm. You will be referred to a PAL counselor

Florida: University of Florida - (904) 392-4700 x 4080 (M-F 7-9pm ET)

Illinois: Chicago Veterinary Medical Association - (630) 325-1600 (leave
voice-mail; calls returned between 7-9 pm; long distance calls returned collect)

Indiana: Pet Loss Support Group - (317) 251-4028

Iowa: Iowa State University Pet Loss Support Hotline -
(888) 478-7574 (toll-free).

Maryland, Virginia, DC: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine - (540) 231-8038 (T/Th 6-9pm ET)

Massachusetts: Tufts University -
(508) 839-7966 (T/Th 6-9pm ET)

Michigan: Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine -
(517) 432-2696 (T/Th 7:30-9:30pm ET)

Minnesota: Social Work Services, University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center - 612-624-9372

New Jersey: PetFriends Inc. - (800) 404-PETS, (609) 667-1717 for local southern NJ calls. Callers may leave their number at any time; local calls will be returned at no charge, long-distance calls will be returned collect.

Ohio: Ohio State University Veterinary School - (614) 292-1823 (MWF 6:30-9:30 PM ET) voice mail messages will be returned collect.)

Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine -

(215) 898-4525

Texas: United Way Helpline - (210) 227-4357 (7am-3pm CT)

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Grieving the Death of a Pet by Betty J. Carmack, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, ISBN 080664348X (January, 2003)

The Loss of a Pet by Wallace Sife, Howell Book House; 3 edition
(November 7, 2005)

Pets Living with Cancer: A Pet Owner's Resource by Robin Downing, DVM, American Animal Hospital Association,
ISBN 1583260226 (April, 2000)

Surviving the Heartbreak of Choosing Death for Your Pet: Your Personal Guide for Dealing with Pet Euthanasia by Linda Mary Peterson, Greentree Publishing, ISBN 0965257223 (1997)

When Kitty Passed Away: Explaining Pet Cremation to a Child by Linda Makkay, Beaver’s Pond Press, Order through Independent Booksellers Orders,, 800-901-3840

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Ceremonies (Memorials, Funerals,
Blessings & Welcomings):

Celebrant Foundation & Institute               973-746-1792

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Audio Cassette

Journey Through Pet Loss by Deborah Antinori, YokoSpirit Publications,
ISBN 0966884817 (Revised edition 2000) Audio Cassette

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Pet Cemeteries

International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories
Phone: 518-594-3000 Click on ‘Member List’ in left hand margin for list of cemeteries and crematories in USA and some worldwide

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"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan..."
—Irving Townsend
from "The Once
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