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Veterinary Resources

Reliable Online Resources



Not all information on the internet is reliable. These are good resources:


  • Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement: APBL link
  • Pet Loss Support Group, San Diego Humane Society, and SPCA: One weekend morning and one weekday evening session per month. The Pet Loss Support Group is open to those ages 12 and up, including pet parents considering or preparing for euthanasia. Thanks to support from the San Diego Pet Memorial Park, sessions are free. Donations are appreciated. Please call (619) 299-7012, extension 2311, to make a reservation or for more information.
  • Books for Children:
    • Snort’s Special Gift: Suzanne Yue
    • A Special Place for Charlee: Debby Morehead
    • Jasper’s Day: Marjorie Blain Parker
    • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney: Judith Viorst
    • Sammy in the Sky: Barbara Walsh
    • The Day Tiger Rose Said Goodbye: Jane Yolen
    • Goodbye, Mousie: Robie Harris
    • Saying Goodbye to Lulu: Corinne Demas
    • Dog Heaven: Cynthia Rylant
    • Cat Heaven: Cynthia Rylant
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