Directory of Services
a comprehensive listing of service providers, locally and online
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APLB No Charge Support Group
AMC Pet Loss Support Group
New York, New York
APLB No Charge Support Group
Arms of Aloha
Dr. Bennett, Licensed Psychologist
Ariel Counseling & Consultation
450 S. Orange Avenue Orlando
“You were my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye”.
Research has shown that the human-animal bond can enhance the overall quality of our lives. This is why the loss of an animal companion can be such a challenging & personal experience. If you are seeking individual therapy to address the loss of a pet companion, Ariel Counseling & Consultation is here to support you. Our licensed psychologist specializes in services for clients who have a strong bond with animals including emotional support animals, service animals, companion pets of all kinds, farm animals and wildlife. We provide services for clients whose lives are psychologically enhanced by our relationship with a pet and caring about animals.
Please call, text or email us to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation.
Amanda Travis, Pet Loss Partners Pet Loss Bereavement Specialist
Separated Soul Mates Pet Loss Support
They Mattered and Grief is normal.
Bo Paws It Forward is a non profit that provides grants for pet guardians in need of medical or behavioral care for their dogs and are facing temporary hardship or limited income. We recently added the Separate Soul Mates pet loss support services that benefit our programs.
We charge a reduced rate for zoom one-on-one meetings. Please contact us if you are facing hardship and we can discuss further discounted rates.
First Visit- 45 mins: 35.00
This first visit is for us to get to know one another and for me to be able to offer you immediate tools to cope with your loss.
All following visits: $50.00 1 Hour
These visits are where we delve into how I can help you best. Usually its simply having someone listen-really listen to what you miss about your beloved pet or perhaps help you process the helplessness and anger. I have a lot of life experience with loss since my adult life has been dedicated to rescue, animal welfare and hospice fostering. I also have a unique skill set with natural empathy that led me to pet loss classes, workshops and certfication.
Pet loss is a very disenfranchised grief and we are working to change that with community and a promise of judgement-free communication.
Package 1: 45 Min initial visit and 2 follow up visits: $110.00
Package 2: 45 Min Initial visit and 4 follow up visits: $180.00
Email Communication for one year: $50.00
Art Therapy Session: $15.00 Each Time (must be scheduled with a 1 hour visit (you will need to acquire the supplies used for these sessions or they can be mailed to you at cost)
Text: $50 for one year ( M-F 8 am-7 pm, Saturdays 8-1 and Sundays 10-5)
Dr. Azure Holland, DVM
Azure Holland, A Mobile Veterinary Service
514 Daniels St Suite 171
North Carolina, 27605
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.
We are here to help…
Black Creek Mobile Veterinary Services
Dr. Erica Dickie is passionate about advancing her knowledge in the emerging field of animal hospice. She is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian through the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). She believes caring for animals’ emotional wellbeing is just as important as their physical symptoms; reducing fear, anxiety, and stress are a paramount.
Black Creek Mobile Veterinary Services strives to serve their community and ensure the highest quality End-of-life experience for your pets. Their team has completed expert training in the art of gentle euthanasia through the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy.
All About Restful Pets, BSBM, RDH
All About Restful Pets
We are an in home euthanasia practice servicing the great Phoenix metropolitan area, so that no pet will ever suffer. A fantastic staff of 4 female veterinarians assure your pets passing will be peaceful, and with the dignity they deserve.
Brenda Brown, MA, FT
Grief About Pets
1303 W. Maple St. NW, Suite 103-Family Care Counseling office
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
‘Give Animals A Brake,’ is a global traffic awareness campaign aimed at reducing animal (wildlife and strays) road accidents and mishaps through compassion, sensitization, awareness and action – A Bridging Rainbows Initiative, launched on the 11th of January, 2022. The day also marked the beginning of the ‘Road Safety Week’ in India.
Dr. Chris Norman, RN,BA,BEd,MEd,PsyD.
PAWS 4 GRIEF
I am a Pet Grief Life Coach. If you have had a loving pet pass away and are having a hard time coping with this loss, I am more than willing to help you the tools as to how to deal with your grief. I offer both group and individual sessions.
I can offer virtual sessions via Zoom etc.
I know how you are feeling as I have been through the loss of a pet and am very empathetic and sympathetic.
I have references of pet owners who I have worked with and are very pleased with the progress we have made together.
Bob Coulson - Masters in Divinity (MDiv), Pet Chaplain® and Certified Senior Advisor®
Retirement Life Coach LLC
114 Wexford Way
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.
Pet Chaplain® – Association for Veterinary Pastoral Education (AVPE) Bob Coulson » Find a Pet Chaplain – Pet Loss Training and Support
Craig Wilt, MA, MEd, CT, CBT
Hospice of the Piedmont
Warrenton / Culpeper
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.
Pet Meadow Memorial Services
1500 Klockner Road
New Jersey, 08691
Pet Meadow is a family owned and operated pet cemetery and crematory with two facilities servicing New York City , all of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
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APLB No Charge Support Group
Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support
1200 NW Naito Pkwy
Portland, Oregon, 97209
Dr. Christine Henry, Ph.D., NCC
Therapy For Pet People
Besides being a licensed psychologist, I am an animal lover who personally knows the pain of losing a beloved companion animal. I have been shocked how many therapists do not understand the deep connections that we can have with animals. There is nothing wrong with you if you are missing your fur baby or are worried about losing them. Together we can process the memories you had with them as well as regrets that you may have. In addition, if you are struggling with other concerns such as anxiety, depression, or past trauma we can discuss those issues as well. To schedule an appointment, go to my website: www.therapyforpetpeople.com or find me on Facebook or Instagram (Therapy For Pet People). I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit to work together. I provide online therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
APLB No Charge Support Group
Deceased Pet Care
Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. in Psychology
4713 Harvest Glen Way
Dr. Greenberg is a psychologist with 25+ years of experience. She offers counseling and coping strategies to help you grieve. She leads a free, monthly Pet Loss Support Group. See FetchACure.org for details on how to participate remotely or in person. Individual sessions available by appointment (remote or in office), including evenings and weekends.
Dale Krier, DVM, CHPV
P O Box 564
Providing at home pet euthanasia services in Connecticut & parts of New York. Also providing aftercare services (cremation).
Katherine MacKenzie, DVM
MacKenzie Creek Mobile Pet Hospice Services
PO Box 96
Ontario, N0E 1R0
At MacKenzie Creek Vet, we are dedicated to providing quality care for your pet in their final moments and in the favorite place – in the safety and comfort of your home.
Lisa Walling, DVM, cVMA, CHPV
Comforting Care Veterinary Services
4005 Danbury Road
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
DR 4 PETS Inc
P.O. Box 6665
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.
Dr. Erica Dickie, DVM, CHPV
Black Creek Mobile Veterinary Services
PO Box 284
Ontario, N0K 1X0
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 ~
Karen Jaques, Dip Counselling & Advanced Major in Grief & Loss
Majoring in Grief and Loss Karen has a high level of understanding of the stages of Grief & Loss through her own personal experiences.
Karen says “When I lost my 18 year old cattle dog, Lucy, even as a Grief Counselor myself, I needed someone to help me make sense of what I was thinking and feeling. My own grief put me on the path to help others.I found there were not many Counseling services in this area that came with formal qualifications in training. It was imperative to me that I found a course that reflected and supported my own way of thinking concerning pet loss. One that empathizes, takes it very seriously, and also incorporates some level of spirituality. On this quest I finally managed to find The APLB who offered a course that mirrored my way of thinking and also had a strict and high standard of excellence”.
Karen is one of only a few Counselors in Australia that is certified in Pet Loss and Bereavement and is currently working with the APLB as Chairperson and Chat roomHost.
Her philosophy is believing that when you gain an understanding of what you are experiencing you can then move forward to find peace, resolution and healing….
Dr. Annette LePere, VMD CHPV
Pacific at Home Pet Hospice & Euthanasia
Orange County, CA
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.
Colleen Rolland, BA, MA, PGRS-C, PLGS-APLB
Pet Bereavement Services
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.
Sandra Simko, DVM, MPH
TLC In Home Vet
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. ❤
Judith Liu, LCSW
1200 High Ridge Road
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. After a heartbreaking loss of a much-loved pet, 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 focus my professional career on helping others gain the needed support, validation, and normalization during their time of grief and loss of their pet. It would be an honor to walk alongside you during your journey, as we explore together which steps to take next.
*APLB Trained 2021
I provide in-person sessions out of Stamford, CT, and New Rochelle, NY. Book a free consultation today – https://calendly.com/eclecticbalance/consultation
Jennifer Ellis, Certified Pet Loss & Bereavement Counselor, Reiki Master
I am a Veterinary Technician that not only cares for your pets, but cares for their owners as well. I am a certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Counselor and am a Reiki Master.
Jenna Tarrant, LCSW
Services available to residents of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. All services are provided virtually.
Virtual One on One and Family Support: I offer one on one support and family pet loss support sessions for those who want to process the complex and difficult feelings surrounding the loss of a pet. Pets are significant members of our families and there is no timeline on healing, no right or wrong way to grieve. I would love to work with you and honor your pet’s life.
Virtual Pet Loss Support Group:
Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is an incredibly tough experience. Join with other pet parents who are grieving to share experiences, find comfort in community, and learn to cope with life following the death of a loved one. This virtual group requires an 6-week commitment and I am now recruiting the next cohort for a late Summer/early Fall 2022 start.
Janice Shapiro, LMFT, CAAP
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
Joanna Berman, DVM
Jocelyn Rowe, Pet End of Life Doula
1751 Northgate Rd
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.
Janice Shapiro, MA, LMFT
18 N. First St.
Hello, I am Janice Shapiro, Marriage and Family Therapist. For those of us who have had the privilege of caring for and loving pets, the heartache is intense when they are gone. Pet grief can be caused by anticipatory death, loss through divorce, lost pet, accidents, euthanasia, compassion fatigue, relocating and the list goes on. Talking to a trained professional for just a few sessions can ease the pain enough so your pet can be remembered with honor and dignity.
On-line and in person sessions available
Janet Zimmerman, LCSW-R
New York Pet Loss Support Services
Online Support for New York State Residents Grieving the Loss of Their Pets
I offer a three-session online program to help New Yorkers deal with the loss of their beloved pets.
Many people don’t understand how difficult it is to lose a beloved animal companion. Sometimes friends or family members tell you to get another pet, or to “just get over it already.” The truth is that the grief you feel is absolutely normal and should be validated, not dismissed or belittled. Most of the time people don’t mean to cause you pain, they just don’t understand. I do understand. Having twice gone through the process of losing a pet, I remember the grief I felt as if it were yesterday.
I can help you move ahead in your life, not by “getting over it,” but by turning your grief into warm memories and empowering you to feel whole again.
Kathy Sherry, M.S., Certified Pet Loss Counselor / Grief Coach
Pet Loss Pathways, LLC
P. O. Box 2522
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.
Kevin Butler, Ordained Interfaith Minister, Certified Lifecycle Celebrant
Encircled Life LLC
3264 Applegate Ct.
As a Lifecycle Celebrant certified by the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, in Funerals, Memorials, Healing & Transitions, I will meet with you and your family in an unhurried personal collaboration as we work together to create a loving, personal tribute to your pet according to your wishes. As a pet lover myself, I know that nothing can take away the grief we experience from such a loss, but a genuine, well-prepared tribute to your pet eases that pain and helps in beginning the process of your grief.
Kristy Frick, MS CRC LPC
Kristy Frick Counseling
1 Line Street, Suite 3
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.
Karen M Koehler, SEP, EOLD-CA
Equine Spirit, LLC
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.
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.
Rev Kaleel Sakakeeny, Animal Chaplain, Credentialed Pet Loss and Grief Counselor, Animal Communicator, nondenominational pastor BA, MA, MS
168 Beech St
“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. animaltalksinc.com 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.
Dr. Lori Landis, DVM
Landis Veterinary Home Care
P.O. Box 488
Dr. Lori provides in home hospice and palliative care, euthanasia, and chronic pain management services in Frederick and Washington counties in Maryland.
Linda Harper, Ph.D. clinical psychologist over 35 years
Consultants in Applied Psychology
11900 Southwest Highway
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. www.drlindaharper.com
Lisa Havelin, MA, LMFT
Lisa Havelin Counseling
572 Lincoln Ave. #11
Home Phone: (651) 230-4035
Office Phone: (651) 230-4035
Office Fax: NA
Licensed, professional counseling supporting the human-animal bond. Specialized in providing support to people and their animal companions related to end-of-life decision-making, euthanasia counseling, and grief and bereavement counseling.
Laurie Leonard, LMSW
Help With Pet Loss
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.
laura pearson, DVM, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian
caring concepts vet hospice
3218 Zack's ForkRd
North Carolina, 28645
Caring Concepts Mobile Vet Hospice and Euthanasia service provides gentle, compassionate end of life care within 30 miles of Lenoir, NC.
In Home hospice care is provided for diagnosed terminal or chronic patients within Caldwell County, NC
Marina Resa, MA LMFT #106655
Greater Los Angeles Area
Greater San Francisco Bay Area
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.
Marjene Schrader, CPLP
Oakey's Pet Funeral Home & Crematory
5416 Airport Road
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
2200 21st Avenue South, Suite 229
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.
Mary Gardner, DVM
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
Martin Santos, B.S., PWS (Peer Wellness Specialist) Mental Health/Trauma
Genuine Recovery Pet Bereavement Services
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.
Nancy Curotto, Psy.D- Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Pet Loss Psychotherapy
655 W Irving Park Rd
Home Phone: (312) 409-7182
Office Phone: (312) 409-7182
Office Fax: (888) 972-9742
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 APLB.org. For more information about her practice please visit www.curottopsyd.com or www.petlosspsychotherapy.com
Natalie Evans, MSW, ASW #90001
Not One More Vet
Many veterinary professionals are in crisis. NOMV provides the necessary support to all members of veterinary teams and students who are struggling or considering suicide. Because you are good enough, and you are never alone.
APLB No Charge Support Group
Oradell Animal Hospital Bereavement Support
Paramus, New Jersey
APLB No Charge Support Group
Penn Vet Grief Support
Melissa Coyle, LCSW-R (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Clinical Telemental Health Provider, Certified Pet Loss Grief Specialist
Melissa Coyle, LCSW-R
New York, 11755
APLB No Charge Support Group
Pet Loss Support Group of Ottawa
Helen Goldberg, PGRS-C
Helen Goldberg, Pet Loss Counselling
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.
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.
HomeHeart Vets, DVM
NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA METRO AREA
New Jersey, 07047
Caring and Compassion in the Comfort of Your Own Home
SERVICING NEW JERSEY, NYC AND Philadelphia Metro Area
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.
Shannon Basner, ACCBC from IAABC, Pet Loss & Bereavement Counselor, Cat advoCATe
2440 E Tudor Rd PMB 896
As a Certified Pet Loss & Bereavement Counselor, Mojo’s Hope & Alaska’s KAAATs offers counseling support to our PAWspice Community Program. We want to be able to offer this emotional support for people going through this very difficult process.
Death can be such an uncomfortable topic for many people. We think it’s important to see it, this last stage, and demystify it, make it less scary and sad while honoring the ones we love. Our own experiences with the loss of our beloved pets have helped to further deepen our understanding and provide us with the opportunity to help others.
As an animal advocacy organization & rescue group for animals with special needs, we want to be able to offer support for people who go through this difficult process, before, during and afterward. We are offering this support in whatever capacity needed. Maybe you need a ride, maybe you need to talk through the process or maybe you may need someone to hold your hand as you say your final goodbye. We will help to guide you through these steps by offering compassionate, empathetic and individualized support.
Solutions Vetceterra inc.
EUTHABAG (Solution Vetceterra Inc.)
Before EUTHABAG, there were no functional alternatives to plastic bags which are usually used to dispose of our companions. Pet owners care about how their pet’s body will be handled after they pass and as pet lovers and veterinary professionals, we do too. That’s why we created EUTHABAG, a respectful, practical, dignified, and ecological pet body bag. Veterinarians & Pet Owners now have an appropriate option for the transportation, cremation, aquamation, and burial of deceased pets that is, most importantly, respectful for the animal.
Personalizing your pets bag alone or as a family can be a soothing ritual before saying your final goodbye to your companion.
For children, it can facilitate acceptance of the animal’s departure and initiate the mourning process. Children can colour or paint the bag.
They can also write a letter to their pet and put in the bag. It’s a way for them to contribute to the process.
Personalizing the bag in which our animal will rest is a nice way to honor them and to give them one last gift.
Thousands of veterinary practices, Referral Centers and Veterinary Schools are now FEELING BETTER using EUTHABAG. Available in 26 countries, including USA, Canada, Australia and UK.
Visit our website to find Pet Loss Support resouces: Pet Loss Support — Euthabag Pet Body Bag