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Pet Loss Resources

This directory is provided as a resource for grieving pet owners. RedRover cannot guarantee that any of the organizations listed will be able to help in your specific situation, and RedRover does not endorse any of the listed agencies. Please contact us if you know of an organization to add to this list.

For children’s books dealing with pet loss, visit RedRover.org/books.

 

National Resources

Resources by State

Boulder/Denver areaHumane Society Boulder Valley  Support groups, at-home euthanasia referral services.

Arizona
Phoenix Arizona Humane Society  End of life services. Pet memorial and tribute options.
California
Berkeley Berkeley Humane Support group
San Diego San Diego Humane Society Support group, reading materials.
San Francisco San Francisco SPCA  Support group, reading materials, books for children.
San Mateo Peninsula Humane Society  Support group, euthanasia services.
Silicon Valley Humane Society Silicon Valley  Support group, euthanasia services.
Sacramento Sacramento SPCA Support group
Solano County Solano County SPCA Support group
Santa Cruz Birch Bark Foundation Support group
Colorado
Boulder/Denver area Humane Society Boulder Valley  Support groups, at-home euthanasia referral services.
Statewide Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado Virtual pet loss support group
Statewide Human-Animal Bond Trust
Florida
Broward County Humane Society of Broward County Pet loss support information
Hawaii
Statewide Hawaiian Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group: 808.356.2222
Illinois
Chicago PAWS Chicago’s HEAL (Helping Each other Alleviate Loss) Pet Loss Support Group at the PAWS Chicago Adoption Center (temporarily virtual)
Massachusetts
Statewide Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 508.839.7966  Support hotline staffed by volunteers (brochure), other online resources.
Michigan
Statewide Michigan State University  517.432.2696 Support hotline staffed by volunteers. For support group, contact 517.432.5967
Minnesota
Oakdale Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota Support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. Call 651.501.3759 x 114 if you plan on attending.
St. Paul University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) Companion Animal Love, Loss, and Memories (CALLM) Group
Support group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information and to reserve your seat, contact VMC Social Work Services at 612.624.9372.
Nevada
Las Vegas Pet Loss, Grief Support Group  Support group meets every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Las Vegas Angel PawPrint Pet Loss Hurts Support Group Offers pet loss counseling every third Sunday in Las Vegas, along with other unique services to help with the grieving process before, during and after the loss of a companion animal.
New Jersey
Madison St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center 973.377.7094  Support group meets on the first Tuesday and the third Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Paramus Oradell Animal Hospital 201.262.0010 x 152  Support group meets once a month on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
New York
Statewide Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine 607.253.3932  Pet Loss Support Hotline hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time, every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
New York City and surrounding area Animal Medical Center  Support group meets every other Tuesday from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Contact 212.838.8100 for more information.
Ohio
Columbus Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center Honoring the Bond Program
Coping with the Loss or Death of a Companion Animal brochure. The program includes bereavement counselors, support groups, websites, books and articles.
Oregon
Portland DoveLewis 24-Hour Hospital 503.234.2061  Support groups meet monthly, including support groups for children and veterinary professionals, other online resources.
Pennsylvania
Norristown Metropolitan Veterinary Associates 610.666.1050 x 235  Support group meets once or twice per month, RSVP in advance.
Tennessee
Knoxville University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Social Work (VSW) 865.755.8839
Support groups meet monthly.
Virginia
Statewide The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary social work services and Animal loss support group
Washington
Statewide Washington State University, School of Veterinary Medicine 866.266.8635 or 509.335.5704
Pet Loss Hotline staffed by trained veterinary students; available Monday-Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. during the school semester, abbreviated hours also offered while school is not in session.