“Saying Goodbye to Your Dear Dog” Guidebook

5.00 out of 5
(9 customer reviews)


This warmly illustrated guidebook includes comforting stories from dog owners, 10 questions to help owners notice changes in their dog’s well being, questions to ask vets about prognosis and treatment options, and more.

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Book cover - Saying Goodbye to your DearDog
This colorful 8.5″ x 11″ guidebook is 144 pages

[Note: This is our full-color, printed Guidebook. If you want the digital version, click here.]

This warm and touching guidebook is for you if:

You are a new Dog Parent and want to lovingly care for your pet  from beginning to end

You are an experienced Dog Parent with a sick or aging Dear Dog

You are a Dog and Kid Parent and want to talk to your children about pet euthanasia

For every book purchased through us, we will donate $1 to this month’s dog rescue organization. AND, you get a digital version of the first 2 chapters immediately after checkout!

The guidebook includes:

Stories from other Dog Parents to inspire and comfort you

Ten questions to help you notice changes in your dog’s wellbeing

Guided meditations to hear your intuition —  a valuable resource in this decision

Questions to ask your vet to better understand your dog’s prognosis and treatment options

Guide sheets to walk you through evaluating if your dog is happy and healthy — or sad and suffering

An honest discussion of the unexpected gifts of making the decision to let your Dear Dog go

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Additional information

Weight 17 oz
Dimensions .75 × 8.5 × 11 in

9 reviews for “Saying Goodbye to Your Dear Dog” Guidebook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Leilani T. Martinez

    Thoughtful, heartfelt and comprehensive, Saying Goodbye to Your Dear Dog raises questions that I never thought I would or should have. With its questionnaires, poignant personal stories and beautiful pictures/illustrations, this book lovingly guides you through a difficult decision. Reading about Kali’s story will no doubt help other Dog parents. I’m grateful to have this resource available.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Adleman

    Saying Goodbye to Your Dear Dog is not just filled with useful answers to many questions, it’s a wonderful illustrated guide for all dog owners.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Paul Lirette

    This book is such a warm, thoughtful and supportive guide during a time no dog owner really wants to face, but eventually must. The book offers sound, practical advice on how to help you and your beloved dog. In addition to being an extremely valuable guidebook, the book features several heartfelt tales from other dog owners that have gone through similar situations. These stories give this book a warmth that most guidebooks lack …and a feeling that “you are not alone.”

  4. 5 out of 5

    Marisa Waddell

    Goodbye Dear Dog is a resource I wish we’d had when our dogs were facing congestive heart failure and cancer. It’s a tender, supportive book full of useful information, practical tools, excellent questions, and stories from other dog parents who have been through the painful process of saying goodbye to their dogs, too. It will help guide you through making your own very difficult decision about when and if to euthanize. You’ll feel like someone’s wrapping their arms around you and helping you along.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Liz Lopez

    Required reading for all dog lovers! Goodbye Dear Dog addresses the difficult but necessary questions we dog parents must face as our furry friends age. Real life anecdotes along with user-friendly workbook pages guide the reader through the these questions. Written with experience and so much heart, this book helps dog parents to make the best and most compassionate decision for their pup when the time comes.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Laura Schwarz

    Goodbye Dear Dog is an emotional and personal heartfelt journey and guide. The book includes well thought out practical ideas and advice to share with readers, which are woven in-between the loving stories and experiences imparted by many. The book draws the reader in, as the author relays her extensive experience going through this very personal journey in her family, and all of the lessons learned along the way. A must-read for all past, current and future loving pet parents and families!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Emily (verified owner)

    Such a thoughtful book for any pet owner (or human!). A gracious and caring guide to a quality end of life for your dog.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Julia Jai

    Many of us have been there, and it’s heartbreaking! I wish I had had this book when we were in this situation with our beloved Django. The questions are so helpful and kind. So much love in here, it’s like a heartfelt hug!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Julie O. (verified owner)

    I wish this book was around years ago when we faced paralyzingly challenging end-of-life decisions about our beloved pet. Saying Goodbye to Your Dear Dog is full of practical, hands-on worksheets, yet is about more than just making decisions. The personal and touching stories are relatable and provide guidance and reassurance to you as a pet owner as you navigate big emotions. I love the mantra they repeat, “When I listen to my heart, I do good things.” That is so true and applicable for all aspects of life.

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