Help and counselling

 Departed  Friend literature (by post or by email)

(to request this free literature, please see contact details on the ‘About DF’
page of this blog):

  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Newsletter index (list of contents)
  • DF poems
  • Resource list
  • What is Departed Friend?
  • Rainbow Bridge (2 versions: male or female animal)
  • Trollie’s Eulogy (tribute to a much-loved dog – with photographs and poem)
  • Departed Friend bookmark
  • When the time comes… to say goodbye  (final arrangements and memorial options)
  • Flyer (information about services offered)
  • Business card (information about services offered)

Pet Bereavement Support Service

(run jointly by Society for Companion Animal Studies – SCAS  and the Blue Cross)

telephone:  0800 096 6606

e-mail  support:

EASE Animal Charity (Reg. Charity no. 1089160)

PO Box 292,  Hatfield, Herts. AL9 6ZJ  e-mails:;  Website:

Animal Samaritans  (reg. charity no. 295345)

PO Box 154, Bexleyheath, Kent  DA16 2WS

e-mail:  website:  telephone:  Chris Bishop 020 8303 1859

Hamish’s Hope

‘A place to go where others know how much you miss your precious pet’

Website and support groups

Telephone Yvonne 07951 687411

or Chris 07866 510711


Bereavement websites

  •  (you can post a short notice and insert a photo)
  • (the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement) based in USA.  Has comprehensive information on available help, plus noticeboard for obituaries and photo’s.
  •  Another American website, with advice to the bereaved, information on relevant books, tributes etc. plus  24 hour chat room and supportive message boards for conversing about your pet, ill or deceased.  Also find homes for some pets.
  •   A compassionate introduction and several useful links, including poetry and thoughts, help and advice
  •  Horse loss support – including beautiful artwork and tributes to lost loved ones

Missing pets websites

    Missing Pets Bureau, Freepost SEA999.  Primrose Lane, Croydon, Surrey  CR9 8WZ  Tel:  0870 1 999 000 Emergency response:  0870 1 999  999   Fax:  0870 1 999 011.  e-mail:  send from within website
  •  (general enquiries and about running a Petsearch helpline) Paula Greaves, Petsearch UK 851 Old Lode Lane, Solihull, B’ham B92 8JE telephone:  0121 743 4133  Fax:  0121 743 7389 (Membership, volunteering to be a Petsearcher, publicity, national database register) Michael  Waterhouse, Petsearch UK, Longhouse, 35 Church Lane, Melksham, Wilts. SN12 7EF  Telephone / Fax:  01225
    705175 e-mail:
  •   PO Box 227, Worksop, Notts.  S81  8WU.  Telephone:  01909 733366  e-mail:


Bill at Rainbow Bridge

by Dan Carrison, illustrated by Peg DuVal, ISBN 0-9845-6820-4

E-edition (for Kindle or download to your PC) from

Copy with inscription of your choice from

Paperback edition from Mrs Caroline Davis

Send cheque for £9.50 payable to ‘Mrs. C. Davis’,

Rivendell, Lambert Bank, Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire PE12 0PR.

tel. 01406 331421

Weep Not For Me – in memory of a beloved cat

by Constance Jenkins, illustrated by Pat Schaverien. Price £4.99 hardback, ISBN o 285 63492 5. Souvenir Press Ltd, 43 Gt Russell St, London WC1B 3PD

Goodbye Dear Friend (Coming to terms with the death of a pet)

by Virginia Ironside, ISBN 978-1-906217-93-8  (hardback) Price £12.99  1 3 5 7 10 8 6 4 2. pb. 2009:  JR Books, 10 Greenland Street, London NW1 0ND

Losing a Pet

by Jane Matthews. Small Books, 21 Station Terrace, Great Linford, Milton Keynes MK14 5AP, UK. Tel:  01908 670080. Email:

Return to the Fold – Prayers, Readings and Hymns for use following the death of animals

written and compiled by Linda J Bodicoat. Price £3.95 + £1.25 p&p = £5.20 per copy (Currently available only in UK by mail order). Cheque to  Linda J Bodicoat.  Published by: Rose Cottage, Highfield Street, Earl Shilton, Leics. LE9 7HS    e-mail:

A Christian Experience of Pet Bereavement

by May Tripp of Animal Christian Concern. £3.00 (cheque payable to “Animal Christian Concern”) c/o ASWA, PO Box 7193, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8GT

Death of an Animal Friend

produced by SCAS (Society for Companion Animal Studies) ISBN 0 9515453 2 9. Price £2.50 from SCAS, 10(B) Leny Road, Callander, Scotland  FK17 8BA

Children & Pet Bereavement

leaflet from the Blue Cross:  Copies available by calling 01993 825539 or visiting

When your Pet Dies

leaflet from RSPCA, Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HG

Absent Friend (Coping with the loss of your pet)

by Laura & Martyn Lee  ISBN 1 85054 089 6. From CPC, A505 Main Road, Thriplow Heath, Nr Royston, Herts. SG8  7RR. Tel:  01763 208295. Price £4.45
or £5.45 incl.. postage & packing

Farewell my Lovely

compiled by Susie Cornfield ISBN 0 9552279 1 7; 978 0 9552279 1 2. Pb. 2006 by Garret Books. £6.99

Missing my Pet

by Alex Lambert, aged 6 and

 Missing my Pet, Grown-up stuff

by Alex’s mum. ISBN-13: 978-0-9554118-1-6 ISBN-10: 0-9554118-1-5. BGTF Ltd., The Old Vicarage, 3 Church Lane, Horbling, Lincolnshire NG34 0PJ.  £4.99

The Guide to Pet Loss Resources 3rd ed.

Victoria, BC: Trafford, c2005. [vii] – by David C Anderson. 40 p. ISBN-13: 978-1-4120-5301-3. Price $US14.00. Online orders:   email:

A Kind Goodbye

training video on issues around euthanasia, 1993, 23 minutes, cost – £8 from SCAS: Society for Companion Animal Studies, The Blue Cross, Shilton  Road, Burford, Oxon  OX18 4PF. Tel:  01995 825597

Pet Coffins; Cemeteries/Crematoria

Association of Private Pet Cemeteries & Crematoria

“Paws to Rest” Bereavement Service, Nunclose,  Armathwaite, Carlisle  CA4 9TJ. Tel:  016974 72232   fax: 016974 72260. Helpline:  01252 844478

e-mail: website:

Forget-Me-Not Pet Coffins

Marram, Wodehouse Road, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk  PE36 6JW. Tel:  01485 535333. Fax: 01485 532263 website:

Cambridge Pet Crematorium (CPC)

A505 Main Road, Thriplow Heath, Near Royston, Herts.  SG8 7RR. Tel:  01763 207700  fax:  01763 208885. e-mail:    website:

The Pet Crematorium

(contact:  Sally Davison) Langley Park Industrial Estate, Langley Park, Witton  Gilbert,  Co. Durham  DH7 6TX. Telephone:  0191 373 5551

e-mail: website:

Silvermere Haven Ltd. (Pet cemetery and crematorium)

Byfleet Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1DZ.  Correspondence  address:  22 Clifton Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6PH. Tel: 01932 868 849

telephone/fax:  020 8546 7591. e-mail: website:

The Orchard Pet Cemetery

Paul Disley, 31 Hawthorn Road,  Cherry Willingham, Lincoln. LN3 4JU.  Tel: 01522 754 154. email:

Bedford Pet Cremations

Unit 83, Twinwoods Business Park, Clapham, Bedford MK41 6JE.  Tel: 01234 363 443. Mobile: 07760 758 214

website:  email: via the website

Care for pets when owners have died

The Cinnamon Trust

(Reg. Charity no. 293399). 10 Market Square, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HE. Tel: 01736 757900   fax  01736 757010. email:

website: and:

Poldarves Farm, Trescowe Common, Germoe, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 9RX. Tel:  01736 850291


Personalised hand-crafted memorials

Lyncraft Marketing, PO Box 1287, Stafford  ST19 9RH. Tel/fax: 01785 841871. email:

Pet Plaque

Aspects, Old Corner Farmhouse, Rolleston, Nottingham  NG23 5SG.  For brochure telephone: 01636 816162   e-mail:

Pets in Paradise

(Carol & Ian Wallace) 27 Naunton Park Road, Cheltenham, Glos. GL53 7DG tel: 0845 643 1891. website:


Pet memorial jewelry

2476 TransCanada Highway, Flat River, Prince Edward Island, C0A 1BO, Canada. Tel: (902) 659-2331 extension 1

email:  website:

Handmade jewellery from pawprint


Tel:  07546 955 511

 Websites for commemorative diamonds

 Forget-Me-Not cards

for your wallet  to order on line

or contact Mike Stennett

3 Pendas Way, Crossgates, Leeds  LS15 8HU

Tel: 0113 2957 321

Mobile: 0791 709 4587


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