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Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice From Family Therapists


I recently had the privilege of speaking with pet loss podcasters and authors Kenneth Dolan-Del Vecchio and Nacy Saxton Lopez. Nancy and Ken wrote the book, “The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists Who Lead Pet Loss Groups“. The authors share stories drawn from decades of experience leading pet loss groups and practicing family therapy. You will find an in-depth look at the book, and additional pet loss resources, on the Pet Loss Companion website. In addition to “The Pet Loss Companion”, Ken has written numerous books.

Beyond the book, Ken and Nancy have a weekly podcast about pet loss and are committed and passionate about helping people recover. On their podcast, they share experiences, recommendations, and reflections that help listeners celebrate the gifts and navigate the challenges that come when we share our lives with beloved pets.

If you’d like to reach Nancy or Ken, you can contact them at and And, to listen to or support their podcast, visit


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