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Pet Loss Resources

San Francisco   
San Francisco Pet Loss Support Group
led by Dr. Betty Carmack
Meets at the SPCA
243 Alabama St. entrance (at 16th St.)
Call the SPCA for current schedule of meetings

San Francisco Pet Loss Support Group:

Natiowide Hotline - 707-557-8595

The Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets
Kathryn D. Marocchino, PhD, FT   (President and Founder)
California State University Maritime (Vallejo, CA)

National Cancer Support Group for Animals - 508-285-2525 
We are a group that provides support for those individuals who have or are going to loss a pet. Although our focus is on those dealing with cancer we are available to all those who love their "babies." Available 24 hours / 7 days a week.

Virginia Regional College of Veterinary Medicine - 540-231-8038  Tuesday, Thursday, 6pm to 9 pm, ET

San Francisco Bay Area Providers San Francisco Veterinary Housecalls - has many  useful pet-related resources for San Francisco Advanced planning euthanasia-only veterinarian

Helpful websites
Losing A Best Friend:   a great collection of book excerpts and articles compiled by the San Francisco SPCA  official website for  the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement  pet loss grief support website 10 tips on coping with the loss of your pet  information and resources on pet loss Animal Love and Loss Network

Helpful Books

For Adults:

Grieving the Death of a Pet, by Dr. Betty Carmack

The Loss of a Pet, by Wallace Sife

Coping With Sorrow On The Loss of Your Pet, by Moira Anderson

Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children, by Herbert Nieburg and Arlene Fischer

When Your Pet Dies: How To Cope With Your Feelings
, by James Quackenbush and Denise Graveline

For Children:

Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping, by Marty Tousley

Remembering Ruby: For Families Living Beyond the Loss of a Pet, by Melisa Wells

For even more books and audiobooks for adults and children, click here.