"Pet loss can have a huge impact on a person’s life and many find it difficult to talk to friends or family so it is great to have the service of Solace available." – Ann Marie Horgan MVB GPCert SAM


Grieving the Loss of a Pet offers guidelines on how to deal with the death of a pet. It was published by the Irish Hospice Foundation in partnership with Solace Pet Loss Ireland and sponsored by Allianz Pet Insurance. download leaflet

Grief and Loss was written for the Irish Veterinary Journal (Volume 63 Number 1 IVJ Jan 2010).
Following a workshop on pet loss, hosted by the IHF, Annie Kilmartin (Solace) Orla Keegan ( IHF) and vet Angela Hickey came together to focus on pet bereavement from a number of different perspectives.  download article

Faithful Departed was written by Michael Kelly for the Irish Times (16.02.2008). link to article

RTÉ's The Afternoon Show (30/03/2010) interviewied vet Angela Hickey and Susan Delaney from the IHF about pet loss and bereavement.


Barton Ross, C. (2005) Pet Loss and Children
Carmack, B. (2003) Grieving the Death of a Pet
Greene, L. and Landis, J. (2002) Saying Goodbye to the Pet you Love
Barton Ross, C. and Baron-Sorensen, J. (2007) Pet Loss and Human Emotion
Straub, S.H. (2004) Pet Death
Allan, N. (1996) Heaven

These books are available on public loan from the Theresa Brady Library at the Irish Hospice Foundation.

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