(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.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s free pet-loss hotline: (508) 839-7966
University of Pennsylvania, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital: (215)-898-4556
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
Iams Pet Loss Support or call 888-332-7738 (Open 9am to 6pm, Eastern Time, Mondays through Fridays)
Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine
Pet Loss Support Hotline: 517-432-2696
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
Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Pet Loss Hotline: 866-266-8635 - Local: 509-335-5704
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.