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.
- American Humane Association Pet loss resources and traumatic loss advice for children, adults and teachers.
- ASPCA Information on end of life care.
- Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Variety of resources for those suffering from the loss of their pet. List of in-home euthanasia providers.
- The Humane Society of the United States General information for coping with the loss of a pet.
- Letters to Pushkin An interactive site that offers the opportunity to use letter writing as a constructive tool in coping with the loss of a loved one, animal or human.
- Pet Loss Help Answers to frequently asked questions about the grieving process.
- Pet Cloud Sunday support group and online memorial ceremony.
Resources by State
Boulder/Denver areaHumane Society Boulder Valley Support groups, at-home euthanasia referral services.
|Phoenix||Arizona Humane Society End of life services. Pet memorial and tribute options.|
|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|
|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|
|Broward County||Humane Society of Broward County Pet loss support information|
|Statewide||Hawaiian Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group: 808.356.2222|
|Chicago||PAWS Chicago’s HEAL (Helping Each other Alleviate Loss) Pet Loss Support Group at the PAWS Chicago Adoption Center (temporarily virtual)|
|Statewide||Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 508.839.7966 Support hotline staffed by volunteers (brochure), other online resources.|
|Statewide||Michigan State University 517.432.2696 Support hotline staffed by volunteers. For support group, contact 517.432.5967|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|Portland||DoveLewis 24-Hour Hospital 503.234.2061 Support groups meet monthly, including support groups for children and veterinary professionals, other online resources.|
|Norristown||Metropolitan Veterinary Associates 610.666.1050 x 235 Support group meets once or twice per month, RSVP in advance.|
|Knoxville||University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Social Work (VSW) 865.755.8839
Support groups meet monthly.
|Statewide||The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary social work services and Animal loss support group|
|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.