The American Dog Trainers Network

GRIEF COUNSELORS

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"Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you... I loved you so... 'twas heaven here with you."


                               -- Isla Paschal Richardson






Grief Counselors

Some of these professionals counsel by phone, while some counsel in person --
either privately or in group sessions.

[NOTE: There may be a charge for some services, so please inquire first.]


Susan Cohen
Animal Medical Center
(212)838-8100

Diane Davis, CSW
(212)737-1191

Charlene Douglas, MS, PhD
The Rainbow Passage,
Pet Loss Support and Bereavement Center
1528 E. River Rd.
Grafton, WI 53024
(414)376-0340
E-mail

Carol Fudin
(212)473-0932

ASPCA
(212)876-7700

JoAnn Jarolman
(201)652-2068

Howard Kogan
(212)889-0870

Barbara Meyers
Holistic Animal Consulting Centre
Staten Island, NY
(718)720-5548

Barbara Newman
(212)533-6495

PetFriends
(800)404-PETS (no charge, long distance calls returned collect)
(609)667-1717 (local Southern NJ calls)

Pet Loss Foundation
Suite A23, 1312 French Rd.
Depew, NY 14043
(513)932-2270

Pet Loss Helpline
University of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine

Pet Loss Support Hotline
University of California, Davis
(916)752-4200

Jamie Quackenbush
University of Pennsylvania
(215)898-3662

Howard Shapiro
(212)496-9860

Nancy Saxton-Lopez
(201)761-4925
(201)540-0100: crisis hotline
@ Morristown Memorial Hospital

Naomi Taicher, CSW
Pet Bereavement Group
(212)787-1932

Martha M. Tousley, R.N., M.S.
Bereavement Counselor
9818 East Ironwood Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
E-mail: tousleym@aol.com





 Bereavement Helplines:


Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
(708)603-3994
(Leave voice mail message;
calls will be returned 7 PM - 9 PM, Central Time.
Long-distance calls will be returned collect)

Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline
(607)253-3932 (Tuesday-Thursday: 6PM - 9PM EST)

University of California-Davis
(916)752-4200
(M-F: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Pacific Time)

University of Florida
(904)392-4700, then dial 1 and 4080
(M-F: 7 PM - 9 PM, Eastern Standard Time)

Michigan State University
(517)432-2696
(Tuesday - Thursday: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, EST)

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
(540)231-8038
(Tuesday & Thursday: 6PM - 9PM, EST)

The Ohio State University
(614)292-1823
(Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
(6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, EST;
voice mail messages will be returned collect, during operating hours)

Tufts University
(508)839-7966
(Tuesday & Thursday: 6 PM - 9 PM, EST;
(Voice mail messages will be returned daily,
collect if outside Massachusetts)

Pet Loss Support Hotline
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.



 

Books on Pet Loss & Bereavement:
 

Recommended Books


Absent Friend
Author: Lee

A Final Act Of Caring
Author: Montgomery

A Snowflake In My Hand
Author: Samantha Mooney
(Delacorte)

A Special Place For Charlee --
A Child's Companion Through Pet Loss
(Partners Through Publishing)

Coping With Sorrow On The Loss Of Your Pet
Author: Moira Anderson, M.Ed.
(Alpine Publications) ant

Children And Pet Loss
Author: Tousley

Dog Heaven
Author: Rylant

Euthanasia Of The Companion AnimaL
Authors: Susan Cohen and Others

Good-Bye My Friend -- Grieving The Death Of a Pet
Author: Montgomery

Healing The Pain of Pet Loss -- Letters In Memoriam
Editor: Kymberly Smith
Publisher: Charles Press

How To Survive The Loss of a Love
Author: Cosgrove

I'll Always Love You
Author: H. Willhelm
(Crown Publishing Group)

Losing Your Dog -- Coping With Grief When a Pet Dies
Author: Mickie Gustafson
(Bergh Publishing)

The Loss Of a Pet
Author: Wallace Sife, PhD
(Howell)

Maya's First Rose, Diary Of A Very Special Love
Author: Martin Scot Kosins
(Open Sky Books)

Pet Bereavement: Help for Grieving Owners
Edited by: Ruth R. King
Publisher: King's Medical Information Service
E-mail
(610)948-9261

Pet Loss -- A Thoughtful Guide For Adults and Children
Author: Herbert A. Nieburg and Arlene Fischer
(Harper & Row)

Surviving The Heartbreak Of Choosing Death For Your Pet
Author: Linda Peterson
(Greentree Publishing)

What To Do When A Loved One Dies
Author: Eva Shaw
(Dickens Press)




Books For Children

Death Of A Pet -- Answers To Questions
For Children And Animal Lovers Of All Ages
Author: J.W. Potter
(Guideline Publications)
(800)552-1076

"Oh, Where Has My Pet Gone?"
A Pet Loss Memory Book
Author: Sally Sibbitt
(Libby Press)

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
Author: Judith Viorst
(Macmillan)




Books For Pet Bereavement Professionals

How To Start A Pet Loss Support Group
Author: Charlene Douglas
(People-Pet Partnership)

The Human-Animal Bond
Authors: Suzanne Hetts, PhD, Carolyn Butler and Laurel Lagoni
(Sunders)




Articles & Vignettes

"Death In The Family: Helping With Pet Bereavement"
Author: Simon O'Donovan
Publication: Nursing Times (May 14, 1997, Volume 93, No. 20)

The Legend Of Rainbow Bridge
Author: William Britton





Bereavement Links

Forever Pets
(888)450-7727

Pet Loss Support Page
(Moira Anderson, M.Ed.)


Additional Resources

Delta Society
E-mail
(800)869-6898



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Robin Kovary is the American Dog Trainers Network helpline director
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