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Grief Support

Pet Loss Websites and Grief Support Hotlines

The Iams Company’s Pet Loss Support Center & Hotline


A special toll-free number for grieving pet owners

Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Stephanie LaFarge, Ph.D

(800) 946-4646 pin# 140-7211 and leave your number

Colorado State University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Argus Institute Client Support Service

Argus Clinic Line: 970-297-1242 | Website


Support Groups and Counseling


Pet Loss Support Group

Dana Durrance, M.A.

(719) 636-1036

Homeward Bound Pet Memorial Center and Crematorium

318 Karen Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

This is a walk-in group that is free of charge. It meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Homeward Bound Pet Memorial Center and Crematorium.

Individual Pet Grief Counseling

Patricia A. Levy, PhD

(719) 549-2769


Books for Children


Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

I’ll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm

A Special Place for Charlee: A Child’s Companion Through Pet Loss by Debra Morehead

A Gift From Rex by Jim Kramer, DVM

Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert and Chuck DeKlyen

The Tenth Good Things About Barney by Judith Vorst

Annie Loses Her Leg But Finds Her Way by Sandra J Philipson

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids by Alan Wolfelt, PhD

Goodbye Mouse by Robie Harris

Remembering My Pet by Nechama Liss-Levinson, PhD and Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette

When a Pet Dies by Fred Rogers