Pet Bereavement Support Groups: Virginia
The APLB is pleased to note that support groups are springing up all across the country. We ask all our friends to help us regularly update and expand this roster. Please send us the name of the group, and who is running it, along with a postal address and telephone number. If there is one, also include an e-mail address. The listing is free. These are our kind of people, and we honor and endorse their commitment and accomplishment.
If you would like to start a support group of your own, the APLB has special material and members to help you with that. We are all in the same lifeboat, together.
By providing this nationwide directory we are adding to our extensive support services. Please note that every group listed here is completely independent, with a very wide range of techniques and regulations — and that inclusion in this directory does not necessarily imply APLB endorsement.
Note: Listings may be added or deleted at the discretion of this Association, which of course, must also disclaim any legal liability that may derive through use of any of these groups.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
4101 Eisenhower Avenue
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM.
Kathy Reiter: (703) 838-4774
Pet Loss / Grief Support Group, Abingdon
The group meets monthly at Pet Partners in Bristol. Leashed pets are welcome, as they also grieve. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Christie Hardy: (877) 301-2290
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
4500 West Ox Road
Meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:30 PM.
Phone: Kathy Reiter: (703) 830-1100
Hampton & Virginia Beach
Hampton Roads Pet Loss Support Group
Monthly meetings in Hampton and Virginia Beach, at the Public Library in Hampton, 4207 Victoria Boulevard; or Virginia Beach Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.