Companion Animal Behavior Program
websites, resources & bibliographies
HOTLINES AND RESOURCES
American Veterinary Medical Association - Making the decision
Also, search "pet loss" in Search AVMA box
Argus Institute, Colorado State University--Grief Resources
HealthyPets.com (American Animal Hospital Assn.)--dealing with the loss of a pet
Animal Hospice care--American Assn. of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians
Purdue University Center for the Human-Animal Bond--pet loss and grief
Grieving the death of a pet.
Anthrozoos. 2004. v. 17 (2) p. 182-186
Davis, H.; Irwin, P.; Richardson, M.; O'Brien-Malone, A.
When a pet dies: Religious issues, euthanasia and strategies for coping with bereavement.
Anthrozoos. 2003. v. 16 (1) p. 57-74
Planchon, L.A.; Templer, D.I.; Stokes, S.; Keller, J.
"Death of a companion cat or dog and human bereavement": Psychosocial variables.
Anthrozoos. 2002. v. 10 (1) p. 93-105
Endenburg, N.; Kirpensteijn, J.; Sanders, N.
Equine euthanasia: the veterinarian's role in providing owner support.
Anthrozoos. 1999. v. 12 (3) p. 138-141
Evaluation of a pet loss support hotline.
Anthrozoos. 1997. v. 10 (4) p. 225-230
Planchon, Lynn A.; Templer, Donald I.
The correlates of grief after death of pet.
Anthrozoos. 1996. 9 (2-3): p. 107-113
The attachment of people to companion animals.
Anthrozoos. 1995. 8 (2): p. 83-89
Nicholson, Jill; Kemp-Wheeler, Susan; Griffiths, David
Distress arising from the end of a guide dog partnership.
Anthrozoos. 1995. 8 (2): p. 100-110
Pet loss and mental health.
Anthrozoos. 1994. 7 (1): p. 43-54
Gosse, Gerald H.; Barnes, Michael J.
Human grief resulting from the death of a pet.
Anthrozoos. 1994. 7 (2): p. 103-112
Rajaram, Shireen S.; Garrity, Thomas F.; Stallones, Lorann; Marx, Martin B.
Bereavement: Loss of a pet and loss of a human.
Anthrozoos. 1993. 6 (1): p. 8-16
Taylor, A; Davis, H.
Acknowledging Animals: A Memorial Service for Teaching and Research Animals
Anthrozoos. 1993, V6(N4):221-225.
Pet loss: a survey of the attitudes and feelings of practicing veterinarians.
Anthrozoos. 1990. v. 111 (3) p. 143-150..
Kogure, Norio; Yamazaki, Keiko
Attitudes to animal euthanasia in Japan: A brief review of cultural influences.
Anthrozoos. 1990 3 (3): p. 151-154
Pet attachment as a delayed mourning process.
Anthrozoos. 1988 2 (1): p. 18-21
Donohue, Kevin M. Pet Loss: Implications for social work practice. Social Work. 2005 Apr. 50(2): p. 187-190
Toray, Tamina. The human-animal bond and loss: Providing support for grieving clients. 2004 Jul. 26(3): p. 244-259
Sharkin, Bruce S; Knox, Donna. Pet loss: Issues and implications for the psychologist. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. 2003 Aug. 34(4): p. 414-421
Griffith, Toni. Assisting with the "big hurts, little tears" of the youngest grievers: Working with three-, four-, and five-year-olds who have experienced loss and grief because of death. Illness, Crisis & Loss. 2003 Jul. 11(3): p. 217-225
Wrobel, Thomas A; Dye, Amanda L. Grieving pet death: Normative, gender, and attachment issues. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying. 2003. 47(4): p. 385-393
Greene, Lorri A; Landis, Jacquelyn. Saying good-bye to the pet you love: A complete resource to help you heal. Oakland, CA, US: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2002
Balk, David E; Corr, Charles A. Bereavement during adolescence: A review of research. In: Stoebe, M.S.; Hansson, R.O. et al., Ed.
Handbook of bereavement research: Consequences, coping, and care. US: American Psychological Association. 2001. p. 199-218
McCutcheon, Kelly A; Fleming, Stephen J. Grief resulting from euthanasia and natural death of companion animals. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying. 2001-2002. 44(2): p. 169-188
Meyers, Barbara. Anticipatory mourning and the human-animal bond. In: Therese A. Rando, Ed.
Clinical dimensions of anticipatory mourning: Theory and practice in working with the dying, their loved ones, and their caregivers. Research Press: Champaign, IL, US, 2000. p. 537-564
Reynolds, Theresa Evans. Pet bonding and pet bereavement as a function of culture and gender differences among adolescents. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences &
Engineering. 1999 Jan. 60 (6-B): p. 2990
Margolies, Liz The long good-bye: Women, companion animals, and maternal loss. Clinical Social Work
1999 Fal. 27 (3): p. 289-304
Boyce, Patricia Simino The social construction of bereavement: An application to pet loss. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities & Social Sciences. 1998 Oct. 59 (4-A): p. 1348
Ross, Cheri Barton; Baron-Sorensen, Jane Pet loss and human emotion: Guiding clients through grief.
Accelerated Development, Inc.: Philadelphia, PA, 1998.
Adams, Cindy Lou Owner grieving following companion animal death. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences & Engineering. 1997 Jun. 57 (12-B): p. 7401
Thomas, Jacqueline Kay The human-animal bond and grief: A phenomenological perspective.
Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities & Social Sciences. 1996 Oct. 57 (4-A): p.1507
Brown, Brenda H.; Richards, Herbert C.; Wilson, Carol A. Pet bonding and pet bereavement among adolescents. Journal of Counseling & Development. 1996 May-Jun. 74 (5): p. 505-509
Sanders, Clinton R. Killing with kindness: Veterinary euthanasia and the social construction of personhood. Sociological Forum. 1995 Jun. 10 (2): p. 195-214
Gerwolls, Marilyn K.; Labott, Susan M. Adjustment to the death of a companion animal. Anthrozoos.
1994. 7 (3): p. 172-187
King, Maureen Sullivan Human bereavement and animal companion loss. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences & Engineering. 1994. 54 (12-B): p. 6464
Gerwolls, Marilyn K. Adult adjustment to the death of a companion animal: The roles of confiding and additional pet ownership. Dissertation Abstracts International. 1993 Jan. 53 (7-B): p. 3772
McMahon, Sharon M. A qualitative/quantitative study of human bereavement responses to the death of an animal companion: Educational implications, resources, guidelines and strategies: III.
Dissertation Abstracts International. 1992 Jan. 52 (7-A): p. 2392
Weisman, Avery D. Bereavement and companion animals. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying. 1990-1991.
22 (4): p. 241-248
Doka, Kenneth J., Ed Disenfranchised grief: Recognizing hidden sorrow. Lexington Books/D.C. Heath and Company: Lexington, MA, US, 1989.
Stewart, Cyrus S.; Thrush, John C.; Paulus, George Disenfranchised bereavement and loss of a companion animal: Implications for caring communities. In: Kenneth J. Doka, Ed. Disenfranchised grief: Recognizing hidden sorrow.. Lexington Books/D. C. Heath and Company: Lexington, MA, US, 1989. p. 147-159 of xvi, 347pp.
Stewart, Cyrus S.; Thrush, John C.; Paulus, George S.; Hafner, Patrick The elderly's adjustment to the loss of a companion animal: People-pet dependency. Death Studies. 1985. 9 (5-6): p. 383-393
Ratsch, Heidemarie. Cemeteries and crematories for animals? Social and emotional aspects of the changed man-animal-relationship and the resulting needs and risks. DTW (Deutsche Tieraerztliche Wochenschrift) 1997. 104 (7): 261-264. Language: German
Hart, L A; Hart, B L; Mader, B. Humane Euthanasia and Companion Animal Death Caring for the Animal the Client and the Veterinarian Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, v.197, n.10, 1990:1292-1299
Harris, J M. Children and pet loss. Companion Animal Practice. 1989. 19(3): 15-16
Laskas, Jeanne Marie. When the nine lives are over: a pet's death can be unexpectedly traumatic. But as last it's okay to go public with your grief. Health v11, n2 (March, 1997):56 (3 pages).
Archer, John; Winchester, Gillian Bereavement following death of a pet. British Journal of Psychology v85, n2 (May, 1994):259 (13 pages).
Stein, Benjamin J.Trixie. (narrative on the death of a pet dog) (Ben Stein's Diary) (Column) American Spectator v27, n2 (Feb, 1994):70 (4 pages).
Gerstenfeld, Sheldon L. When a pet dies. Parents Magazine v67, n9 (Sept,1992):258.
The price of love. (sharing the pain of a dead pet) Reader's Digest v139, n833 (Sept, 1991):49 (5 pages).
Gage, M. Geraldine; Holcomb, Ralph. Couples' perception of stressfulness of death of the family pet.
(Perception of Stress) Family Relations v40, n1 (Jan,1991):103 (3 pages).
Spiegelman, Vivian; Kastenbaum, Robert Pet Rest Memorial: is eternity running out of time? (pet cemeteries are dying out) Omega v21, n2 (Feb,1990):1 (13 pages).
Broadway, Bill. Pet's death inspires liturgies for animals. Washington Post (March 13, 1999):B8.
Banks, Sandy. In grief, we each take our own path. (reaction of family members to death of pet dog) Los Angeles Times v117, n75 (Feb 13, 1998):E1.
Kutner, Lawrence. For children, the death of a pet isn't practice for something more serious; it's the real thing. (includes related article) (Living Arts Pages) (column) New York Times v139 (August 2, 1990):B8(N), C8(L).
Cantwell, Mary. The soul knows no species. Nor does love. (death of a pet) (Living Arts Pages) New York Times v139 (March 22, 1990):B6(N), C2(L).
Mayer, Jane. Cock-a-doodle-doo Henry, a pet, finds life after death; local newspaper runs obits of dogs and guinea pigs; a husky's touching tale. Wall Street Journal (June 20, 1989):A1(W), A1(E).
Goodman, Ellen. The life and death of Sam. (pet dog) (column) Washington Post v112 (June 10, 1989):A19.
Zafran, Jack. Pain of losing loved one is real even if it's 'only a pet.' Los Angeles Times v102, secV (Oct 26, 1983):1.
Amanda Irish, UCD undergraduate project
Mary Wood, MLS