The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Pet Loss Support Groups: California Show locations


Burlingame

Peninsula Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group

1450 Rollins Road

Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Drop-in basis; no need to register.

(650) 340-7022 ext. 327
pawmaster@PHS-SPCA.org
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA


Castro Valley / Hayward

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please call or email for location, and to reserve a space. Sessions are free, but donations are appreciated.

Rev. Nancy Schluntz, Interfaith Chaplain
(510) 969-6122
Nancy@Schluntz.com
Rev. Nancy Schluntz


Dublin

Pet Loss Support Group

6377 Clark Avenue

Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hope Hospice. The group is run on a drop-in basis. Please call first for short intake interview. There is no fee.

Michele Shimamura, LMFT, CT
(925) 683-8463
michele5cents@yahoo.com


Glendale

PetLoss Partners – Pet Loss Support Group

222 E. Harvard Street

Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Fee is $20 per group. Sliding scale available. Call for times and information.

Sandra Grossman, Ph.D
(818) 421-1516
Sandi-LA@PetLossPartners.com
PetLoss Partners


Hermosa Beach / South Bay

PetLoss Partners — Pet Loss Support Group

1560 Pacific Coast Highway

Meets on the first and third Mondays of each month. Fee is $20 per group. Sliding scale available. Call for times and information.

Sandra Grossman, Ph.D
(818) 421-1516
Sandi-LA@PetLossPartners.com
PetLoss Partners


Irvine

Orange County Pet Loss Support Group

4199 Campus Drive, Suite 275

We meet a couple of times a month for 50 to 60 minutes, in a group setting of about 5 to 8 people, for $25 per person. There is a sliding scale for those who need it. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Please contact us for this month’s schedule or questions.

Andrea Keith, LMFT, CEAP
(949) 650-2442
Pet Loss Therapy


Los Angeles

PetLoss Partners - Pet Loss Support Group

VCA West Los Angeles Specialty Hospital
1900 Sepulveda Boulevard

Meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Fee is $20 per group. Sliding scale available. Call for times and information

Sandra Grossman, Ph.D.
(818) 421-1516
Sandi-LA@PetLossPartners.com
PetLoss Partners


Newport Beach

PetLoss Partners – Pet Loss Support Group

1151 Dove Street, Suite 201

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Fee is $25 per group. Sliding scale available. Call for information and location.

Ellie Freedman, MFT
(949) 315-5616
ellie-oc@petlosspartners.com
PetLoss Partners


Pleasant Hill

Contra Costa Veterinary Medical Association
Pet Loss Support Group

Hillcrest Congregational Church
404 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, California 94523

Meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for attending

Rev. Roy Gesley (an AAPC Pastoral Counselor)
(925) 932-0607 for more information; or call (510) 752-7757 for Roy Gesley.


San Diego

The Hug Club Pet Loss Recovery Group
At San Diego Pet Memorial Park

8995 Crestmar Point

Meetings are weekly on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. The group is run on a drop-in basis. There is no fee.

Catherine Behan, MS
(858) 909-0009
catherine@sdpetpark.com


San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

5500 Gaines Street

One weekend morning and one evening session available each month. Please call or check on-line for dates and times. Sessions are free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

(619) 299-7012 extension 2311
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA


San Luis Obispo

Pet Loss Support Group

1304 Pacific Street

Offered without cost by Hospice of San Luis Obispo.

Animals are important companions in our lives, yet the need to grieve their loss often goes unrecognized. These meetings provide an opportunity for participants to deal with a variety of feelings, explore options for coping with their losses, share stories and pictures, and to support each other.

The group meets beginning January 27, through March 31, 2014, every Monday for six weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A break will be taken after March 31st and a new group will start. See the website for more details.

(805) 544-2266

Hospice of San Luis Obispo


Santa Barbara

Hospice of Santa Barbara

2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100
Santa Barbara 93101

Meetings will be held on 4 Wednesdays, beginning on April 2, 2014 and ending on April 23, 2014. Meetings are free to the public. Call for information. Registration is required.

Bring any photographs or memorabilia that you would like to share such as toy, collar, bandanna, etc.

Virginia Moreno, MFT
(805) 563-8820 extension 114
Hospice of Santa Barbara


Santa Cruz

ASPCA Companion Animal Loss Grief Support Group

2685 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, California

Call for more information on dates and times. There is no charge. You do not need to call in order to attend.

Mary Quillen
(831) 465-5000
Santa Cruz SPCA: Pet Loss Support


Santa Rosa

REVMA Pet Loss Support Group

775 Farmers Lane

Meetings are every Tuesday evening, excluding holidays, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Lodge at Paulin Creek, on Range Avenue. The group is run on a drop-in basis. There is no fee.

Cheri Barton Ross
(707) 573-9803
cheribross@aol.com


Sherman Oaks

Guardian Animal Aftercare
Healing Touch Veterinary Wellness Center

14474 Dickens Street

Meetings are held every other Sunday. The cost is $25 per person. Please call to register.

Dr. Kathleen Ayl
(818) 458-8102
Pet Loss and Veterinary Grief Associates


South Bay/Gardena - Torrance

PetLoss Partners - Pet Loss Support Group

Camp Run A Mutt South Bay
945 W. 190th Street
Gardena

Meetings are held on the first and third Saturday mornings of every month. The fee is $20 per group; a sliding scale is available. Please call for times and information.

Sandra Grossman, Ph.D.
421-1516
Sandi-LA@PetLossPartners.com
PetLoss Partners


Westlake

Center for Spiritual Living

The group meets every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. Please call to register.

Dr. Kathleen Ayl
(818) 458-8102
Pet Loss and Veterinary Grief Associates


Ventura

Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group

2199 Sperry Avenue

The group meets every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. Please call to register.

Dr. Kathleen Ayl
(818) 458-8102
Pet Loss and Veterinary Grief Associates