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AMC Pet Loss Support Group

No-Charge Support Groups

New York, New York

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Animal Rescue Foundation

No-Charge Support Groups

2890 Mitchell Dr

Walnut Creek, California, 94598

Andrea Seader, APLB Certificate of Training 2013

Pet Loss Support Groups

Connecticut, 06040

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Aileen Snodgrass, LMFT, APLB Certified Pet Loss Counselor

SAGE Veterinary

Pet Loss Support Groups


Office Phone: (650) 931-8535

SAGE Veterinary Center provides a FREE Pet Loss Support Group on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm.  Registration for our support group is at  If you have any further questions, please contact our support group facilitator, Aileen Snodgrass, LMFT at 650-931-8535. 

Dr. Maria Kuty, DVM

At Home, At Rest Pet Euthanasia

In Home Euthanasia

1750 Meridian Avenue #5371

California, 95125

When that time has arrived, in-home euthanasia allows the family to be together in the comfort and privacy of your home. Your pet can have a peaceful, gentle departure.

Dr. Kuty provides in-home end-of-life care for dogs and cats of the South Bay and Santa Cruz areas, including San Jose, Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Santa Clara, Campbell, Cupertino, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Aptos, and Capitola. Please see my website for more information.

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Sarah Cutler, Veterinarian

At Home Vet Care

In Home Euthanasia

PO Box 435

New York, 10526

Amanda Travis

They Mattered Pet Loss Support

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

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Dr. Azure Holland, DVM

Azure Holland, A Mobile Veterinary Service

In Home Euthanasia

514 Daniels St Suite 171

North Carolina, 27605

In-Home Euthanasia

Because comfort, familiarity, and family mean everything. Once you have made the difficult decision to let your pet pass on peacefully, Dr. Holland can provide the kindest and most compassionate way to say goodbye.


Pets are part of your family. Dr. Azure Holland understands that the decision to put your pet to sleep is a difficult decision to make, and it is one made with care and love. In home pet euthanasia and veterinary hospice is a compassionate option for you and your pet because it offers the comfort and familiarity of home for your dog or cat as well as privacy for your family.

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Bentley’s House Pet Loss Support Group

No-Charge Support Groups

3023 Proctor Rd.

Sarasota, Florida, 34231

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Beth Gustin, MA, NCC, LPC, EMDR Certified, CGCS

Transitioning Through Change, PLLC

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

8774 Yates Dr. Suite 110

Colorado, 80031

Brenda Brown, MA, FT

Grief About Pets

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

1303 W. Maple St. NW, Suite 103-Family Care Counseling office


Ohio, 44720

Grief hurts! Whether a beloved pet or human has died, grief is devasting. After working for many years in the human loss grief field, Brenda Brown decided to start offering grief support to pet parents grieving the loss of their furbaby.

In 2015, Grief About Pets (GAPs) was started. Grieving pet parents can get help by calling 330-415-8879 or emailing One-on-one sessions are offered at $65 per hour on the phone or online. Group sessions are held once a month on the second  Wed. of every month at 6:30 p.m. on Google Meets. Group sessions are free thanks to our sponsor Regency of NE Ohio.

Thanks to APLB and GAPs, no one grieving the loss of their precious furbaby is alone!

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Catherine Carothers, Owner

Animal Chaplains

California, 90703

Office Fax: (562) 724-7244

Reverend Bob Coulson - Masters in Divinity (MDiv), Pet Chaplain® and Certified Senior Advisor®

Retirement Life Coach LLC

Animal Chaplains

Kentucky, 42003

Online, I will respectfully and confidentially listen to your pet love, loss, and legacy story. When you request, I may be able to provide you additional support references that may be helpful to you, or others that you are helping. I also provide online “pet loss caregiving” consults, classes, and courses to individuals, couples, partners, groups, organizations, and ministries. There is no charge for my pet and animal chaplain consults, it is my tribute to my beloved Pixie’s legacy. Some people ask if they can make a donation and they may do so for pet adoption sponsorships for seniors and veterans at this GoFundMe link:

Pet Chaplain® – Association for Veterinary Pastoral Education (AVPE) Bob Coulson » Find a Pet Chaplain – Pet Loss Training and Support

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Dr. Peter Erling, DVM

Hearts & Halos (by ChoiceVet)

In Home Euthanasia

Companion Animal Association of Arizona

No-Charge Support Groups

P.O. Box 5006

Scottsdale, Arizona, 85261-5006

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Dr. Ray Spragley, DVM CVA CCRT

Zen Dog Veterinary Care PLLC

In Home Euthanasia

New York, 10707

We offer in-home euthanasia appointments in Manhattan and Westchester. Call, email, text, or visit the website for more information.

We aim to make your pet’s passing as peaceful as their life is. There are no fees to consult with the doctor. We want you to be confident that you are making the right choice and have explored all other options.

Our prices are listed on our website. Appointments can typically be made within 48 hours.

Craig Wilt, MA, MEd, CT, CBT

Hospice of the Piedmont

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

Warrenton / Culpeper


Office Phone: (540) 718-5323

As a tribute to all of the pets that I have loved and continue to love, my pet loss support services are provided at no charge.

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Coral Springs Animal Hospital

No-Charge Support Groups

2160 N. University Drive

Coral Springs, Florida, 33071

Deborah A. Massey, LSCW, CAS

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

422 Evergreen Drive PO Box 190

Honey Brook

Pennsylvania, 19344

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Diane James

APLB Directory Listing Support

No-Charge Support Groups

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Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support

No-Charge Support Groups

1200 NW Naito Pkwy

Suite 300

Portland, Oregon, 97209

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Fiona McCord, BVM&S, MS, JD

Compassionate Care Pet Services

In Home Euthanasia

Texas, 75034

Home Phone: (469) 307-8446

Office Phone: (469) 307-8446

Dr. Sara Render Hopkins, DVM, CVA, CHPV

Compassion 4 Paws

In Home Euthanasia

PO Box 1896

Washington, 98020

Compassion 4 Paws offers in-home acupuncture, hospice/palliative care, and euthanasia in the greater Seattle area.

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Dale Krier, DVM, CHPV

Creature Comforts

In Home Euthanasia

P O Box 564


Connecticut, 06784

Home Phone: (860) 355-0247

Office Phone: (860) 355-0247

Providing at home pet euthanasia services in Connecticut & parts of New York. Also providing aftercare services (cremation).

Linda Montgomery, DVM, PhD

Goodbye at Home

In Home Euthanasia

PO Box 877

Penn Valley

California, 95946

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Lisa Walling, DVM, cVMA, CHPV

Comforting Care Veterinary Services

In Home Euthanasia

4005 Danbury Road

Unit #3

New York, 10509

We offer in home hospice, palliative care and quality of life consultations as well as in home euthanasia.  We also have a comfortable office space if you would prefer to come to us in Brewster, NY.

Lorraine Watson, DVM


In Home Euthanasia

P.O. Box 6665

Thousand Oaks

California, 91359

Office Phone: (805) 494-3339

Compassionate Mobile Vet Service for In-Home Pet Euthanasia Service since 1989. Helping pets part with dignity. Servicing Ventura County (Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Ventura and nearby communites) and the San Fernando Valley of Southern California.

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Elizabeth Adams

Animal Chaplains

Home Phone: (570) 239-1216

Dr. Erica Dickie, DVM, CHPV

Black Creek Mobile Veterinary Services

In Home Euthanasia

PO Box 284


Ontario, N0K 1X0

Office Phone: (226) 779-5463

Providing compassionate End-of-Life care for companion animals from the comfort of home.  Offering Quality of Life Telemedicine consultations to any pet family in Ontario, and In-Home Hospice & Palliative Care as well as In-Home Euthanasia within 60 km of Stratford, ON.  
~ Honouring the bond, the life, and the love ~

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Emergency Contacts

Home Phone: 911

If you or someone you know is having a life threatening emergency please dial 911 immediately.

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ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

Emergency Contacts

Home Phone: (888) 426-4435

If you think your furry family member has ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the number above immediately.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Emergency Contacts

Home Phone: (800) 273-8255

Available 24 hours a day.

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Emergency Contacts

Home Phone: 999

If you or someone you know is having a life threatening emergency, please dial 911 immediately.

Animal Poison Center Hotline

Emergency Contacts

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Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation

No-Charge Support Groups

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Hamilton's Funeral & After Life Services

No-Charge Support Groups

3601 Westown Parkway

West Des Moines, Iowa, 50266

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Heba Kashkosh, DVM, CHPV, Low Stress Handling® Certified

Love & Dignity In Home Pet Euthanasia

In Home Euthanasia

Huntingdon Valley

Pennsylvania, 19006

Kristie Souders, DVM

Homefront Veterinary House Calls

In Home Euthanasia

Forest Hills

New York, 11375

Providing in-home euthanasia services in the New York City area since 2011. All cremation arrangements provided through veterinarian.

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Home With Dignity

No-Charge Support Groups

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Office Phone: (719) 636-1036

Hope Hospice & Health Services

No-Charge Support Groups

Dublin, California, 94568-3024

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Human Society of Broward County

No-Charge Support Groups

2070 Griffin Road

Broward County, Florida

Humane Society of Southern Arizona

No-Charge Support Groups

635 West Roger Road

Tucson, Arizona, 85705

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Dr. Kaitlyn Hemsley, DVM

In Home Euthanasia

Dr. Annette LePere, VMD CHPV

Pacific at Home Pet Hospice & Euthanasia

In Home Euthanasia

Orange County, CA

California, 92694

Pacific at Home offers in home pet euthanasia and hospice care by veterinarians specializing in end-of-life care. We feel the greatest gift we can offer is to help you care for your pet through the final stages of their life. We’re here to help you make your pet’s final days comfortable and their final moments peaceful and pain-free.

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Dr. Jenn Winnick, DVM, CHPV


In Home Euthanasia


STE 290

California, 94306

Established in 2011.

After graduating cum laude in 2007 from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine; I began my career as an equine veterinarian. During which time I experienced the loss of my own dog…and my career path was forever changed. She was my first pet that I owned as an adult. It was a devastating experience and it taught me the importance of end of life care including palliative/hospice care, pain management and in-home euthanasia. I could not imagine saying good bye in any other place than my private backyard with my best friend enjoying cheese until the very last moment she was with me. Every time I visit with a family faced with the most difficult of life times I remember my own experience and try to bring my understanding and compassion to help ease this life transition. I truly understand and share in the sorrow. I know how important our pets are…they are our family.



Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday 9 to 5:00pm and Saturday 10-1:30.Service is not provided on Sunday. Requested notice of 24 hours will help ensure availability. Same day appointments may be available but will depend on already scheduled appointments. Peaceful Pathways does not provide emergency service. Inquires left after business hours or Sunday will be returned the following business day.


Colleen Rolland, BA, MA, PGRS-C, PLGS-APLB

Pet Bereavement Services

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

141 Valley Road

Ontario, L9H 5E2

Together with the support of your Veterinarian, Pet Bereavement Services will help you travel through each phase of grief, be there to listen, and help you arrive at a place of acceptance and resolution. In cases of deep psychological grief Pet Bereavement Services maintains a list of professionals to whom referrals can be made for additional assistance. These specialists include Psychotherapists who are familiar with the complexities of Pet Loss Bereavement.

Education: Colleen Rolland, in addition to an Honours Bachelor’s Degree, and a Master’s Degree, has been certified as a Pet Loss Grief Recovery Specialist through the American Association of Health Care Professionals in 2014, and trained as a Pet Bereavement Counsellor with the renowned Dr. Wallace Sife in 2014, a private practice Psychologist and founder of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB).

Colleen is the current President of the APLB (2020 – 2024) and is a Training Specialist/Instructor for the Pet Loss Grief Specialist training offered through the APLB.  She co-wrote the new curriculum in 2021 with Dr. Michelle Crossley, PhD, and Ms. Marina Resa; Dr. Crossley is the APLB Vice-President, Training Specialist/Instructor, Board Member and Associate Newsletter Editor, and Ms. Marina Resa is Newsletter Editor,  Training Specialist/Instructor, and Board Member.

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Sandra Simko, DVM, MPH

TLC In Home Vet

In Home Euthanasia

P.O. Box 104


New Jersey, 07006

My name is Dr. Sandra and I am the founder of TLC In Home Vet.  At TLC we offer peaceful euthanasia and quality of life consultations for your pet in the comfort of your home.  We strive to make sure that their final moments are filled with peace, love, and dignity.  Our goal is to provide your family with compassionate, unbiased, tender, loving care and guidance when you need it most.  I have been blessed to help animals in the veterinary field for 18 years and have been dedicated to end of life care for the past 8 years. I would be honored to share my knowledge and expertise and support you and your beloved pet through this difficult time. ❤

Jennifer Breslow, LCAT, ATR-BC

Art Therapy & Psychotherapy in NYC

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

244 Fifth Avenue, #L252

New York, 10001

As an animal lover, I recognize the deep bond that is possible between humans and animals, and have experienced the heartache and despair when this bond is broken by a pet’s death. The sadness and overwhelming emptiness that is experienced can be difficult to face alone, especially in a society that is often quick to dismiss the significance of the relationship – it’s never “just a pet.” If you are struggling to move through your loss, let me help you work through your grief.

I am a licensed psychotherapist (LCAT), art therapist and animal lover in private practice in New York City. I have been trained in pet loss and bereavement counseling by the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement, and have extensive experience helping people cope through the loss of a pet.

Additionally, as a mental health practitioner, I am trained to help process and explore any related issues or unresolved losses that the loss of a pet might activate.

I currently offer individual pet loss counseling sessions via a HIPAA compliant video platform.

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Judith Liu, LCSW

Eclectic Balance

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

Connecticut, 06907

My background includes professional as well as personal experience with grief related pet loss, and I share this to say that you are not alone in your journey.  I’m a clinical social worker with over 10 years’ experience in the field, with an emphasis in behavioral health, compassion fatigue, animal assisted psychotherapy, and humane education. I took a break from the field. However, after a heartbreaking loss of a much-loved pet, whom I rescued, I was completely devastated. During my time of grief, I had trouble finding the much-needed support I needed to work through my grief. As a result, I decided to return to the field and dedicate my professional career to helping others gain the needed support, validation, and normalization during their time of grief and loss of their pet. I have worked in both direct practice and psychiatric care. It would be my pleasure to assist you to navigate through frustrations and uncertainties by addressing the challenge, providing necessary education, and helping you to implement beneficial and healthy coping tools so that you can become empowered, confident, and ultimately trust that your best days are right in front of you. It would be an honor to walk alongside you during your journey, as we explore together which steps to take next.

Janice Shapiro, LMFT, CAAP

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

California, 95124

Of the many types of relationships that I specialize in as a licensed marriage and family therapist, the one dearest to my heart is the relationship between dog and man. There exists a special bond that many people in their lives are lucky enough to experience. Along with this special attachment comes immense responsibilities. Out of these responsibilities comes pure joy but also wrenching heartache. Pets rely on us for their care; we rely on them for their loyalty, unconditional love, companionship and amazing ability to understand our emotions. When one or both can no longer hold up their end, intense sorrow, guilt and loss is experienced like none other. I will help support you through these hard times. Good people should not have to suffer from being Dog’s/Cat’s Best Friend.

I currently see clients on-line from anywhere in California.

LMFT CA license #86051

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Joanna Berman, DVM

Animal Hospitals

Jocelyn Rowe, Pet End of Life Doula

Tender Paws

Ω Other

1751 Northgate Rd

Unit 41

British Columbia, V0R1L6

I am located in Cobble Hill, BC, Canada.  I was Certified as a Pet End of Life Doula through the University of Vermont 2019.  I live with my husband 1 cats and 2 dogs.  I feel honoured to work with the clients I have had.  I also train, daycare and groom dogs.

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kalindi kapadia, LPC, CADC III

Kalindi Kapadia LPC, CADC III

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

810 ne 77th avenue


Oregon, 97213

Home Phone: (908) 463-6376

Office Phone: (908) 463-6376

Kathy Sherry, M.S., Certified Pet Loss Counselor / Grief Coach

Pet Loss Pathways, LLC

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

P. O. Box 2522

South Portland

Maine, 04107

The loss of a beloved pet family member can hit us surprisingly hard, leaving a huge void in our lives.  Their unconditional love for us, constant presence and companionship are suddently missing, and we struggle with adjusting to the changes, after all the care we have given them day after day. 

Kathy was trained and certified as a pet loss counselor by the Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement in 2013.  As part of her graduate program in Counseling, she completed extensive training in grief support and death education at Center for Grieving Children, and Hospice of Southern Maine. While hearing from many folks that they could not find support for pet loss, and after the death of her beloved MagicDog, Kathy decided to create space for this at Pet Loss Pathways.

Kathy has worked with hundreds of individuals and families grieving the death of their animals (cats, dogs, birds, horses, rabbits, and more).  While she currently provides pet loss support services to veterinarian practices throughout Maine, as a pet loss grief coach, Kathy can work with folks in other states as well. 

Kathy is passionate about creating a judgement free, safe place for sharing.  It is common to question whether our choices were right, and go over and over things in our minds and hearts.  Grieving is a natural process, but it is not a straight line, and studies show it is healtier to have support along the way; to express feelings and thoughts, and have coping outlets can lead to healing and reslience. Connecting with others who have been through pet loss can make us feel less alone.  Kathy helps connect you with resources that might be helpful along the path.

I would be honored to be there with you in your grief, and bear witness to your story, and even hear about fun or poignant memories.  It is said “the measure of our grief is equal to the measure of the love we have for the one we lost”.   It is not weak to mourn one who has been such a part of our lives.  Kathy works with you to find meaning in their lives, and find creative ways to memorlize them.   We can check in about how fellow pets might be reacting to the loss, and our reactions to things people say when they give advice.  How do we adjust to this “new normal”?

For more information, please see my website, or reach out with any questions by email, text or phone.  Most folks find 2 or 3 sessions helpful; some will then do a support group. I look foward to hearing from you.

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Kristy Frick, MS CRC LPC

Kristy Frick Counseling

Ω Other

1 Line Street, Suite 3

Pennsylvania, 18512

Office Phone: (570) 507-3189

Office Fax: (570) 291-4939

Hello!  My name is Kristy Frick and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Northeast Pennsylvania.  I am also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Compassionate Bereavement Specialist.  

Initially, my work as a Grief Counselor started with humans grieving humans, but has extended to humans grieving their furry, feathered and sometimes creepy companions.  This includes, animal rescuers, veterinary techs and others who work closely with animals of all kinds.

My love for animals has been life-long, but it wasn’t until my first pup, Gypsy, died when I was in college and I knew what grieving a pet really felt like and it was truly one of the worst pains I have ever felt.  In the past two years, I have had three dogs pass away – all of their deaths so very different and the impact hit me differently each time, but the pain is always deep and leaves a major void in my heart.

If you live or work in Pennsylvania and need support – please connect with me.  Although my schedule is limited at the moment, I am always happy to try to figure out a way to support the grieving.

Kaitlyn Hemsley, DVM

House Call Vet RVA

In Home Euthanasia

3126 W Cary Street, Richmond


Virginia, 23221

Our pets love us unconditionally, bring laughter and to our lives and become part of our families. Our final gift to them is to provide stress-free, peaceful good-bye, all within the comfort of their own homes. My purpose and sincerest intent is to provide in-home end-of-life services, support and guidance for you, your family and beloved pet. 


– Kaitlyn Hemsley, DVM



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Kendra Jiannuzzi

Karen M Koehler, SEP, EOLD-CA

Equine Spirit, LLC

Ω Other

Boulder County

Colorado, 80516

Home Phone: (303) 665-1188

Office Phone: (303) 521-2289

End of Life Doula.  I was raised by an amazing hospice nurse, have a background as a bereavement support group facilitator and hospice volunteer, and have been a pet parent to a rescued horse, as well as many rescued dogs and cats.  With all that love and understanding of transitions, it was natural that I chose a path providing gentle and sacred end-of-life services to animals.  I am an End-of-Life Doula for Companion Animals through the University of Vermont, Larner School of Medicine, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) through Somatic Experiencing International (SEI).  I specialize in supporting both large and small animals (and their humans) through the many aspects of relationship and loss, with a strong emphasis on grief work.  My support includes meeting with you and your beloved pet to hear your story and your needs; gentle communication with your animal pre-euthanasia or natural death; supporting family members (herd, pack or human) through the loss;  assistance in designing personalized sacred space; and working with you on creating meaningful farewell ceremonies, rituals and memorials.  If you choose, I can attend your pet’s euthanasia, gently helping you through the process.  And as you grieve, please know that compassionate follow-up grief support is available.

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Kristy Musall

Aunt Kristy’s Pet Sitting

Ω Other

Arizona, 85304

Bridging Rainbows

Bridging Rainbows

No-Charge Support Groups

Vadodara City, Gujarat, India

Bridging Rainbows is a mental health and emotional well-being initiative for compassionate individuals, worldover, dealing with the loss of a beloved animal companion (stray or pet, gone missing or departed for the rainbow bridge). We have created it as a go to safe space to share the unspoken emotion, offer comfort, hope and inspiration to heal by engaging in more compassion, in fond memory of our beloved rescued dog daughter, Butter. Learn more about us and the work we do.   

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Rev Kaleel Sakakeeny, Animal Chaplain, Credentialed Pet Loss and Grief Counselor, Animal Communicator, nondenominational pastor BA, MA, MS

Animal Talks

Pet Loss Support Groups

168 Beech St


Massachusetts, 02131

“This nonprofit is the most wonderful, understanding, empathic nonprofit.

Thank you so much for all your help and care.”

— Client Via Instagram Post

People Magazine, the New York Times, London Podcasts, The Washington Post, Catster/Dogster Magazines,  and others have recognized Animal Talks (a nonprofit, tax exempt animal charity) as a leader in the relatively new field of Pet Loss and Grief Counseling.

We have been blessed with the trust and belief placed in us by the many heartbroken people who come to us from across the country and abroad, for help in walking the lonely, painful journey of grief after losing their beloved animal companion to death.

Please reach out to me if you need help. You can see our robust and helpful Social Media postings on all Social Media platforms at @animaltalksinc And on our site, read what people have been kind enough to say about us. can be a comforting place to listen to audio, see videos, read some inspiring poetry-and generally get to know us.

You’re not alone, although it deeply feels that way.

Blessing Always,


Dr. Lori Landis, DVM

Landis Veterinary Home Care

In Home Euthanasia

P.O. Box 488


Maryland, 21769

Dr. Lori provides in home hospice and palliative care, euthanasia, and chronic pain management services in Frederick and Washington counties in Maryland.

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Laura Thomas, Certified Animal Reiki Master & Teacher

Three Cedars Reiki & Animal Communication LLC

Animal Chaplains

Offering distance Animal Reiki sessions for peaceful transitioning, animal communication & animal mediumship sessions, healing meditations for grieving the loss of a animal companion

Linda Harper, Ph.D. clinical psychologist over 35 years

Consultants in Applied Psychology

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

11900 Southwest Highway

Suite 201

Illinois, 60464

Home Phone: (708) 227-5330

Office Phone: (708) 227-5330

Office Fax: (708) 448-0769

As a compassionate heart specialist, I offer individual Healing Heart Workshop I and Advanced Healing Heart Workshop II. In the first workshop, discover and practice a proactive tool, Honor Feelings, Reframe Story to open your heart to the healing power of the flow of compassion. In the second workshop, go beyond simply getting to the other side of grief and find the gifts of the healing process. Both interactive workshops are each 2 hours long, and available through Zoom or in-person in Palos Park, Il. Follow-up sessions are also available.

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Laurie Leonard, LMSW

Help With Pet Loss

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

New York City

The loss of a pet can be devastating. Facing grief without support can be overwhelming.  In fact, the grief felt after the loss of a beloved pet can be as much or more intense than it would be for a human friend or family member.  In addition to deep sadness, a pet owner may feel despair, hopelessness, guilt and emptiness. Grief must be felt and expressed before healing can take place.  I can help you cope with your pain, understand your feelings, and know what to expect during the grieving and healing process.  Often just one or two sessions are enough to make a difference, enabling you to continue healing on your own. I do sessions by zoom or telephone.

Marina Resa, MA LMFT #106655

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

Greater Los Angeles Area

Greater San Francisco Bay Area

California, 90230

My mission as a psychotherapist (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist) is to create normalcy around the intensity of pet grief. This includes: anticipatory death, loss through divorce, runaway pets, unexpected attachment to animals raised for meat consumption, trauma, euthanasia, and anything and everything in-between pertaining to your loss. 

I am trained in EMDR & will often intertwine this modality with traditional talk therapy to assist you in your healing.  I volunteer with the APLB & am an instructor for the Pet Loss Grief Specialist course. I also serve as a resource & consultant for media outlets. Psychotherapy/Counseling services are available for clients anywhere in California via telehealth. 
It is truly an honor to support you. Your relationship was real. Your grief is valid. 

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Marjene Schrader, CPLP

Oakey's Pet Funeral Home & Crematory

Pet Cemeteries & Crematories

5416 Airport Road

Virginia, 24012

Home Phone: (540) 797-0169

Office Phone: (540) 265-7297

Office Fax: (540) 265-1161

Oakey’s Pet Funeral Home & Crematory provides a warm and inviting place for you and your family to gather and remember your beloved pet. Private cremations are performed on-site and many options are available for memorializing your special family member. At Oakey’s we understand how painful it is to lose a pet and we provide all of our services with care and compassion. We’re here so that saying goodbye is a little easier.

Michele Burgner, MSSW, LCSW

Michele E. Burgner, MSSW, LCSW

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

2200 21st Avenue South, Suite 229


Tennessee, 37212

Home Phone: (615) 218-0564

Office Phone: (615) 969-3664

Office Fax: (615) 298-3011

My primary practice of psychotherapy is focused on work with adults, providing support for a range of concerns from stressors and adjustments to change in daily life, to clinical levels of distress related to anxiety, depression and complex trauma.  I hold very high regard for the significant bond that exists between people and our pet companions (dog, cat, horse, bird, pig … and the list goes happily on).  I understand the depth and complexity of emotions that can occur when people experience the anticipated or unexpected loss of a pet companion.  I appreciate the opportunity to offer support and guidance during such a difficult time.

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Michele Shimamura, MA, LMFT, CT

Pet Loss Support Groups

739 Main, Suite G


California, 94566

Martin Santos, B.S., PWS (Peer Wellness Specialist) Mental Health/Trauma

Genuine Recovery Pet Bereavement Services

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

Oak Hills

Oregon, 97006

My name is Martin, B.S., PWS, an Intuitive Support Writer and Traditional Health Worker in the State of Oregon. A Certified Peer Wellness Specialist in Mental Health and Trauma Informed Care, my expertise is Inward Communication Education.

I help individuals with issues in transition from trauma, grief and pet bereavement accept the loss to reframe the experience through writing and support. I do not diagnose, only guide you through the expereience for SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL healing for regaining clarity in the chaos.

I specialize in domestic cats/dogs and been privleged in loving, caring and transitioning twelve cats. From personal experience, I can honestly share with high emotional intelligence and humility what has worked in gracefully healing soberly. Let’s connect and with your permission, allow me to professsionally, empathically, help in understanding how to safely cope, grieve and grow together from this transition.

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Mourning to Light Pet Loss

No-Charge Support Groups

231 W. 4th Street

Loveland, Colorado, 80537

Metropolitan Veterinary Associates

No-Charge Support Groups

2626 Van Buren Avenue

Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19403

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Nancy Blair, MES, M.Ed, CCC, RCT

Nancy Blair Counselling

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

Nova Scotia

Nancy Curotto, Psy.D- Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Pet Loss Psychotherapy

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

655 W Irving Park Rd

Suite 201

Illinois, 60613

Dr. Nancy Curotto has been in private practice for over 20 years and assisting individuals and families coping with anticipated loss, death, and mourning.  Her treatment style is interactive and specially tailored to each client. Dr. Curotto brings to the clinical setting, specifically pet loss or anticipated loss, a focused treatment, years of mindfulness study/practice, and is EMDR certified  ( i.e., Eye Movement Reprocessing Desensitization). She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a certification in pet loss and bereavement in 2009 from  For more information about her practice please visit or 

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Natalie Evans, MSW, ASW #90001

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

California, 95403

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Oradell Animal Hospital Bereavement Support

No-Charge Support Groups

Paramus, New Jersey

Dr. Julie Rabinowitz, DVM

Peaceful Passage

In Home Euthanasia


Gentle and Compassionate Home Euthanasia Provided by Licensed Veterinarians

Our compassionate doctors are dedicated to helping your beloved pet family members pass in the comfort of home.  Not only are we the first end of life practice established in Maryland, but are one of the first in the nation to focus solely on end of life care as well.  

Our doctors respectfully handle all your aftercare needs, so that you can focus on what is important to you and your family.  

Our veterinarians make home visits in Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick, Washington DC and surrounding areas.  


Our highly trained and dedicated support staff will walk you through the scheduling process with sensitivity and understanding helping to guide you through one of the toughest decisions you’ll ever have to make

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Pet Meadow

No-Charge Support Groups

14355 Spencer Road

Houston, Texas, 77095

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Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

No-Charge Support Groups

San Mateo, California, 94401

Pet Loss Support Group of Ottawa

No-Charge Support Groups

Ottawa, Ontario

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Potter League Bereavement Services

No-Charge Support Groups

87 Oliphant Lane

Middletown, Rhode Island, 02842

Professional Member

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Tester Jacobs

Animal Chaplains

Quentin Dunne

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Helen Goldberg, PGRS-C

Helen Goldberg, Pet Loss Counselling

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists


I assist grieving pet-parents with finding a place of acceptance and resolve. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to grieve – as individual as our DNA, so to is the journey through grief. Some people are able to navigate through their grief journey without the assistance of a professional however, there are others who find their struggle with grief a more arduous process and recognize they need the support of a professional. My training and expertise allows me to provide the necessary tools and techniques that enable my clients to move forward towards recovery.

Rachel Shirley, Certified Professional Coach. Certified Pet Loss and Grief Companion. Certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher, and Speaker.

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

Florida, 34997

As a certified professional coach and pet loss grief companion, it’s an honor to walk alongside the end-of-life journey with you as you mourn your beloved best friend. My heart unites with yours.


I believe God created us in His image and that our pets reflect us with their own unique and unforgettable personalities.


When our pet is sick or suddenly sent to heaven, it’s our personal choice of how our grieving process takes shape and what it looks like.


I believe your pain, grief, disbelief, frustration, anger, and sadness are real and essential in your healing.


It’s been my experience you don’t ever “get over” the death of your fur-baby, but you do “get through it” when provided a safe place to talk about it.


Throughout the years, I’ve concluded it’s never too early or late to draw upon the riches of memories our beloved fur-babies have provided as we celebrate their lives in our unique way.

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Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin, Pet Loss Grief Specialist (APLB)

Animal Chaplains

Please see my website:

All sessions via Zoom

Redwood Empire Veterinary Medical Association

No-Charge Support Groups

P.O. Box 2330

Santa Rosa, California, 95403

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Jacqueline Ziegler

Robyn Zeiger, Ph.D., LCPC, LPC

Robyn Zeiger, Ph.D.

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

10300 Sweetbriar Parkway

Silver Spring

Maryland, 20903

Home Phone: (301) 996-0987

Office Phone: (301) 445-7333

Office Fax: (301) 445-5046

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HomeHeart Vets, DVM

HomeHeart Vets

In Home Euthanasia


New Jersey, 07047

Home Phone: (201) 243-3222

Office Phone: (201) 243-3222

Caring and Compassion in the Comfort of Your Own Home



Doing Right by Your Pet
For all they give to us in life, pets deserve a dignified, pain-free death. When the time comes to say goodbye, HomeHeart Vets helps pet parents make the right decisions for their individual pet and eases their anxiety around the process and timing. With gentle, empathetic care, our expert veterinarians ensure that a pet’s euthanasia is a peaceful experience that honors their life and that pet parents have the support they need after
their beloved family member is gone.

Our Promise to Pets
A loving, pain-free passing surrounded by family and the
comforts of home.

Our Promise to Pet Parents
An end-of-life experience that will provide you with peace of
mind, and a community of support to help you grieve your loss.

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No-Charge Support Groups

201 Alabama Street

San Francisco, California, 94103

Shannon Murphy, CVT, VTS (Cardiology), APLB Certified 2015

Pet Loss Support Groups

New Jersey, 08062

Certified Veterinary Technician and boarded Veterinary Technician Specialist in cardiology, I became APLB certified in 2015 and have hosted free monthly group counseling meetings ever since. Free monthly meetings open to the public are hosted 1 Sunday a month, 2-4, at Delaware Valley Animal Hospital in south Jersey. RSVP requested but not required. Call 856-241-1100 or email to confirm dates.

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Stephani Rhodes

VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center

Animal Hospitals

1648 N Country Club Dr

Arizona, 85201

Home Phone: (602) 689-9106

Office Phone: (480) 898-0001

Office Fax: (480) 426-9498

24 Hour Emergency and Specialty Hospital

Summit Veterinary Referral Center

No-Charge Support Groups

Tacoma, Washington

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The Anti-Cruelty Society

No-Charge Support Groups

Chicago, Illinois

The Lollipop Farm

No-Charge Support Groups

99 Victor Road

Fairport, New York, 14450

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Companion Animal Love, Loss & Memories Group (CALLM)

No-Charge Support Groups

2017 Buford Avenue

Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55108

University of Tennessee Knoxville

No-Charge Support Groups

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Ω Other

I have been a pet loss and grief liaison with Friends of Pets in Anchorage, Alaska for the past 20 years. I am independently certified by the Professional Animal Care Certification Council as both a Certified Professional Animal Care Provider, and a Certified Professional Animal Care Manager. My particular passion is canine geriatrics and hospice adoption. 

Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry

No-Charge Support Groups

Rev. Russell Elleven, Chaplain to the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry, hosts a free support group via Zoom the first Wednesday of each month  at 8:00pm (eastern)

Email Rev. Russell Elleven for the Zoom link and password.

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Animal Companion Bereavement Group

No-Charge Support Groups

New York

VCA Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists

No-Charge Support Groups

3884 Forest Hill Blvd

Pam Beach, Florida, 33406

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Victoria Buskirk Macia, LCSW-R

Counseling Center for Inner Growth

Pet Loss Counselors / Specialists

2038 New Hackensack Road


New York, 12603

Home Phone: (845) 505-5963

Office Phone: (845) 462-0439

I have over twenty years of experience as a psychotherapist with emphasis on trauma work and complicated bereavement. I, too, have experienced the profound heartbreak of losing a beloved pet, and, as such, wish to help those who are hurting.

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