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Your Pets May Be Gone, But Their Love Will Remain Forever

Coping with Pet Loss

Time seems to slow down when an companion animal passes away. Take as much time as you need to process your loss and to recover. Also, you may want to try some of the resources listed on this page which may help you understand more about grieving a beloved pet.


“The Invisible Leash"

By Patrice Karst

This is a children’s illustrated storybook about a boy who's dog died.  His friend describes the invisible string that connects him to his dog which he can access whenever they miss each other.


Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB)

  • Chat Rooms
  • Counseling Center Hotlines
  • Memorials
  • Newsletters
  • Support Groups
  • Training Courses
  • Charms
  • Memorials
  • Pet Gifts
  • Tags
  • Urns
  • Blogs
  • Online Memorials
  • Tributes

*First 3 Months Are Free

  • Candlelight Rose Ceremonies
  • Memorials
  • Poetry Works
  • Stories
  • Tributes
  • Customized Engraved Memorial Stones
  • Gifts/Markers
  • Grief Support and Information
  • Memorial Items
  • Tributes
  • Advice
  • Poetry Works
  • Support
  • Tribute Spaces
  • Virtual Candle Lighting Ceremonies
  • Memorials
  • Grief Support
  • Candle Ceremonies
  • Tributes
  • Pet Memorial Stones, Granites, and River Rocks
  • Gifts
  • Pet Memorials
  • Urns
  • Other Products

Personalized Gifts

  • Cards
  • Collar Boxes
  • Pendants/Jewelry Pieces
  • Picture Frames
  • Wind Chimes

Pet Memorials


Other Pet Loss Support Groups in the East Bay

Berkeley Humane Society Pet Loss Group

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at 2700 Ninth Street, at Carleton, in West Berkeley. It is facilitated by Jill Goodfriend and Sylvia Wenninger. You may call them at 510-845-7735. This is a free drop-in group. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Contact Information

Jill Goodfriend

Phone: 510-393-1359


Sylvia Wenninger

Phone: 415-341-4905


Hayward Pet Loss Group

This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 

at the San Lorenzo Library.  

The location of every session is subject to change.  

This is a free drop-in group.

Contact Information

Cindy Buck

Phone:  650-302-6012


"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie The Pooh.

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