Grief Resources

Our pets are part of the family, and losing any family member can be devastating. The loss of a pet changes our daily lives. It can be a difficult adjustment, and it’s okay to not be okay right now. For some, grief may lead them to seek counseling, choose to memorialize their pet in some manner or even open their home to an animal in need. There are support groups, resources and counselors available to help you through this difficult time. We have gathered some digital and print resources below to hopefully help you along your journey from grief to healing. We understand that you are heart-broken, but you are not alone! *

Websites

Books

Social Media Support Groups

Counseling Services & Hotlines

  • Day by Day Pet Giver Support
    Hotline: 484-453-8210
    Individual Phone Counseling:
    Email  daybydaypetsupport@comcast.net to schedule
  • Lap of Love Pet Loss and Bereavement
    Hotline: 855-352-5683
  • Crisis Center of East Alabama
    Hotline: 334-821-8600
  • Cornell University Pet Loss Support
    Hotline: 607-253-3932
  • Tufts University Pet Loss Support
    Hotline: 508-839-7966
  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support
    Hotline: 540-231-8038​

*Auburn University does not own or endorse any of these third-party resources. The resources listed above are meant for reference only and as possible tools for coping with grief due to the loss of a pet.