(Note: Support for pet loss, grief, and bereavement is very different from, and not to be confused with, professional counseling and therapy [psychotherapy.] Be aware that people who provide the valuable service of pet loss support vary greatly in their training, education, experience, and expertise.).
Several of the websites listed below are not specific for pet loss. You may then wish to call the telephone numbers listed, and then leave a message, if necessary. If you find a listinf that is no longer in use we ask that you please let us know.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s free pet-loss hotline: (508) 839-7966
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine: (540)-231-8038
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
Pet Loss Support Hotline: 630-325-1600
TAGS (The Animal Grief Support Group)
6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday; meets second Thursday of every month.
Hope Bereavement Center, 5400 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver WA 98661
Free support group. Call 360-696-5120 for more information.
Colorado State University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Argus Institute Client Support Service
Argus Clinic Line: 970-297-1242
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine New York
Pet Loss Support Hotline: 607-253-3932
From NJ: 856-234-4688 - Outside of NJ: 800-404-PETS (7387)
SPCA (The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Texas, Pet Grief Counseling Support Line (Serves North Texas) 214-461-5131
Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (Massachusetts) 508-839-7966
(Companion Animal Related Emotions) Pet Loss Helpline Illinois: 217-244-CARE (2273)
University of Tennessee, Institute of
Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Social Work Helpline: 865-755-8839
National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 800-273-8255
This revised listing was compiled by Lawrence Kaufman, Pet Loss and Grief Counselor. He can be reached toll free at 855-PET-LOSS (855) 738-5677, or locally at 561-498-2200 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and through the contact page at www.petlossgriefrelief.com. This service is fee based.