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GRIEF RESOURCES

Losing a pet can be incredibly difficult.  Our pets are often with us through important life changes - they are the ones who are by our sides offering constant love and support when we need it most.  It is only natural that the loss of such a constant and loyal companion would be heartbreaking. 

Please reach out to friends, family, a therapist, clergy, and/or pet loss support groups to help you through the grieving process.  

Below are a list of resources and information on pet loss and grieving: 

*The Ohio State University - Honoring the Bond

https://vet.osu.edu/vmc/companion/our-services/honoring-bond-support-pet-owners

*Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement - APLB

https://www.aplb.org/support/

*The Parmenter Foundation - Bereavement Programs in MetroWest (Eastern MA)

https://parmenterfoundation.org/pet-loss/

*  Veterinary Wisdom: https://www.veterinarywisdom.com/petparents

* The Pet Loss Support Page:  http://www.pet-loss.net

Pet Loss Support Groups (Virtual)

*MSPCA - Pet Loss Bereavement Support Group

3rd Monday every month from 5-6pm

https://www.mspca.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bereavement-Group-2.pdf

*Dakin Pet Loss & Healing Support Group

See website for upcoming dates

https://www.dakinhumane.org/petloss.html

*Chicago VMA - Wings Pet Loss Support Group

1st Wednesday every month from 8:30-10pm (EST)

https://www.chicagovma.org/pet-loss-support/

Pet Loss Hotlines

* Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support Hotline: 

508-839-7966

http://vet.tufts.edu/petloss/

*Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline:

607-218-7457

https://www.vet.cornell.edu/impact/community-impact/pet-loss-support-hotline

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988

https://988lifeline.org

Consider creating an on-line memorial.  You can share your memorial with your friends and family via social media.  You can also share your on-line memorial on the Paws Finding Peace Facebook Page and/or on the Final Gift Memorial Page.

*We do our best to keep this page current, if you discover that any of the resource listed are no longer available, please let Paws Finding Peace know.