Pets provide companionship and in many cases, are considered "part of the family". When the loss of a pet occurs, it is natural to feel grief, sorrow, sadness, anger or guilt. Coping and understanding how to deal with feelings is an important part of the grieving process. The following websites provide assistance with grief counseling:
Every Monday evening at 9pm (EST), people around the world partake in prayer for the loss of their pets with the weekly candle lighting ceremony. The site also offers a grief support center, sympathy cards and a chance for users to share their stories.
Users may light a candle in memory of a pet
Create an online pet memorial website to honor your pet in a special way
The Final Farewell: Preparing for & Mourning the Loss of Your Pet by Marty Tousley
Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet by Gary Kowalski
Pet Loss: Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children by Herbert A. Nieburg