Grief Support


Being Brave for Bailey

beingbraveforbaileyBeing Brave for Bailey is a children’s book written by an experienced veterinarian to assist grieving families through the healing process of losing a beloved pet. This book can also serve as an aid to explain to children that their pet’s time on this earth is limited and understand that every day they have with them is special.








American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines for Pet Loss Support Services

Please click on the link below to browse the current AVMA information for the purpose of helplines, and things to consider when selecting or reaching out to a specific Pet Loss Support Helpline, Pet Loss Support Group and/or Internet Counseling.


Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Pet Loss Support Hotline – #517-432-2696

Suite G-100
East Lansing, 48824-1314

Established in January 1994, this Michigan hotline provides a nonjudgmental outlet medium for petowners and animal lovers to express their feelings and concerns about the loss of their pet. The hotline is not only a local, but national educational resource available to the veterinary community concerning the human-animal bond. If you are struggling with grief or are unsure of how you will recover from the loss of a special pet, call: 517-432-2696 – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:30pm – 9:30pm Eastern