Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Dealing with the loss of a pet is never easy. Tikken, my Golden Retriever, passed in February of 2013, and over four years later I still have moments when I talk about her, and  I need to stop because the loss still hurts. I know that I am not alone.

I recently had a friend lose her dog, and she contacted me to asked if I know of any pet loss support groups. A week later I finished reading a book on canine cognitive dysfunction that listed several online resources to help people when they lose a pet. I have posted those resources here and will add to this list whenever I find other such resources.

Grief Resources

Argus Institute Counseling and Support Services (Colorado State University) –

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement –

Lightning Strike Pet Loss Support –


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