​Books For Children

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judithe Viorst

▪I’ll Always Love You, by Hans Wilhelm


Books For Adults

When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope With Your Feelings, by Jamie Quackenbush, MSW, and Denise Graveline

▪A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend, by Mary and Herb Montgomery

Good-bye My Friend, by Mary and Herb Montgomery


Pet Loss Support Hotlines

Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline 

The Ohio State University

This link has many other hotline numbers and additional resources


Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., CST


Pet Loss Support Group

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at:
Villa Angela Care Center
5700 Karl Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Contact: Dorothy Hall, MS, RN (614)895-3416



Pat Ahl, Ahl Counseling Services, LLC, 136 Northwoods Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235, 614-529-8100, pat@ahlcounseling.com

Columbus: Joelle Nielsen, MSW, LSW, Honoring the Bond Program Coordinator, Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, 601 Vernon L. Tharp Street, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 247-8607, . Client consultations are available by phone, e-mail or in person during regular office hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F)

Lawrence Kauffman, Pet Loss and  Grief Counselor-assists clients with phone call or video chat consultations.

Internet Sites

ASPCA website has an outstanding section on end of life care, making the decision to euthanize, and pet loss for children.

Ohio Pet Loss Resource List   

Pet Loss Grief Support Website

Pet Loss Support Page

Pet Loss:  Understanding Grief In Children

Petloss.com:  A site dedicated exclusively to pet loss resources

Rainbow Bridge

Pet Loss and Euthanas​ia Resources

Easton Animal Hospital    2959 Stelzer Rd.  Columbus, Ohio  43219    614.476.0000

​Supporting clients and patients before, during and after euthanasia or pet loss is an integral part of medical care.    We provide support for both owner and pet to help make this difficult time as stress-free as possible, so that our families can focus on recovery and healing.  

We provide a comprehensive list of internet and counseling resources, but nothing takes the place of real human interaction.   If you have questions, concerns, or please call or email. We are always there to help our clients through this process.