Pet Loss Support and Grief Resources

Whenever we lose one of these dearly loved family members, we often lose our rationality. Our grief can become overwhelming. We’re complied this list of pet loss support resources to help support you when a beloved rabbit or other pet passes.

Online Pet Loss Support Resources

Rabbit specific:

General Pet Loss

  • Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
    APLB’s mission is to promote and expand the field of pet loss and grief support by providing pet family support services and resources that honor the human/animal bond.
  • Lap of Love Bereavement Resources
    Classes, support groups, memorial keepsakes.

Phone Support

Many veterinary Schools Sponsor pet loss support hotlines (grief counseling.) Here is a listing of hotlines we are aware of:

  • 916-752-4200 – Staffed by University of California-Davis veterinary students; weekdays, 6:30-9:30 pm, Pacific time
  • 904-392-4700 then dial 1 and 4080 – Staffed by University of Florida veterinary students; weekdays, 7-9 pm, Eastern time
  • 517-432-2696 – Staffed by Michigan State University veterinary students; Tuesday to Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm, Eastern time
  • 504-231-8038 – Staffed by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine; Tuesday, Thursday, 6-9 pm, Eastern time


When Only the Love Remains
by Emily Margaret Stuparyk

This 240 paged hardcover book is the author’s journey though the grief following the sudden and untimely death of her precious pet rabbit, Poochie. Her writing helped her recover from her death, is a memorial to her glorious life, and is already helping others to deal with their grief upon the death of a beloved pet friend.
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