6 Grief Support Books for Dog Owners

6 grief support books for dog owners doggie memorial

The loss of a dog can be one of the most challenging times in our lives. Often, people don’t realize how long and to what degree they are affected by their grief. Dogs are with us every day, and when they pass, they leave a gaping hole in our lives. In short, they are a part of us. They are our best friends.

When it’s time to say goodbye to man’s best friend, it’s not easy. While dealing with this grief can be difficult, there are many resources to help you and your friends and family through the process. Below find 6 grief support books for dog owners that we think will help.

#1 – Losing My Best Friend

Losing My Best Friend offers practical advice about what to do when your pet passes away, including tips on helping your children or other pets cope with the loss, designing your own ceremony to celebrate your dog’s life, and creating memorials.

#2 – The Invisible Leash

The Invisible Leash uses the same bonding technique from her classic book The Invisible String to help readers through the experience of the loss of a beloved animal. This book is a perfect piece to be shared among children and adults alike.

#3 – The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People

While not a traditional grief-focused how-to book, The Speckled Beauty instead shares the warmhearted and hilarious story of how his life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog. Reading this beautiful story will allow you to remember the good times with your own dog, and also remember the impact they’ve had on your life.

#4 –  Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet

In Goodbye Friend, Gary Kowalski takes you on a journey of healing, offering warmth and sound advice on how to cope with the death of your pet. Filled with heartwarming stories and practical guidance on such matters as taking care of yourself while mourning, creating rituals to honor your pet’s memory, and talking to children about death, Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal.

#5 – Dear Brave Friend

Dear Brave Friend is a gentle and heartwarming story captures the love between a boy and his dog, and the sadness that follows after his cherished dog passes away. Written in the form of a letter from the dog to the boy, the letter shares relatable, real life examples of how the boy (and therefore anybody who has lost a dear pet) may be feeling and suggestions on what he can do to help himself get through this most difficult time. The letter also touches on simple acts of kindness that can follow the reader throughout his or her lifetime. The message in this story is applicable to young and old, girl or boy, and to any family pet that has stolen your heart. Story starters, drawing pages, and a place to add pictures of your own beloved pet are also included in the back of the book.

#6 – Repairing the Heartbreak of Pet Loss Grief

Repairing the Heartbreak of Pet Loss Grief teaches you to understand your grief, prepares you for the journey of self-discovery, and creates space in your heart for a new companion. It’s time to face your grief head-on and do what your pet would want you to do – go back to living with love and happiness in your heart. The first step is always the hardest, but we can get through it together.


Whether you’re new to pet grief, helping a friend deal with the loss of a dog, or simply preparing for a farewell, these grief support books for dog owners can help. As we always say, all dogs go to heaven. We hope these grief support books for dog owners will guide you through. Visit our blog for more articles and information on dealing with dog loss.

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Thank you from The Doggie Memorial Team

Doggie Memorial is proud to provide you and your family with memorial jewelry, urns, gravestones, keepsakes and more to help you grieve the loss of your dog. Our dogs are our family members. They love us, comfort us, and care for us every day of their lives. In return, we aim to treat our dogs as family members.

Memorializing your lost dog is one of the most critical steps in the grieving process. We aim to help you and your family find the memorial item that best fits your needs. From personalized jewelry, custom headstones, or engrave-able urns, we’ve got something for everybody. Whether a memorial gift for yourself or a loved one, our products pay tribute to your late pup. A dignified farewell is best commemorated.

We fully believe that all dogs go to heaven. Whether they cross the rainbow bridge or simply become angels that watch over us, we’ll never know. But we always keep them in our hearts and minds. And we know that they are always watching over us from above.

A memorial item can help serve as a reminder of the good times or a beautiful tribute to your canine friend. Whatever the case, we hope our products bring you comfort. Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us or reach out via email if you have any questions or concerns. It is our honor to serve you during such a difficult time. Thank you for putting your trust in us.

If you are suffering the loss of a cat or kitty, visit our partner site, Kitty Memorial.

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