Dr. Melanie Smith and TeamRaleigh – Durham;  Durham, Nash, Granville, Franklin, Chatham, Lee, Hartnett, Johnston, Orange, & Wake

  • Cost is $300-$700 depending on body care (home burial vs. cremation)
  • Optional Clay Paw Print and/or Fur Clipping by Request FREE
  • $300-400 includes mobile vet drive time, house call time, sedation, home euthanasia.  (You may prefer home burial or a pet cemetery.)
  • $400-500 includes mobile vet drive time, house call time, sedation, euthanasia, pet body transport, group cremation, nothing saved, nothing returned.  (You may prefer to have the mobile vet take your pet’s body and save precious photos instead of ashes.)
  • $600-700 includes mobile vet drive time, house call time, sedation, euthanasia, pet body transport, private cremation, ashes saved, ashes returned via personal delivery or shipping (You may prefer to have the mobile vet take your pet’s body and save/return the ashes.)
  • Scheduled appointments are BEST to ensure availability but we can handle emergency mobile vet care as well at times.
  • Private Home Euthanasia with Relaxing Sedation
  • Help with the Euthanasia Decision 
  • Quality of Life Discussions
  • Signs of Suffering Information
  • Clay Paw Print Impressions
  • Cremation Transport
  • Grief Support Resources
  • Available Emergency Mobile Vet Care, at times

SUPPORT GROUPS:

Raleigh: The HEALL Group; Family & Community Services, North Carolina State University Veterinary Hospital, http://www.ncstatevets.org/heall/. Meets on the second and fourth Thursday evening of each month; please call 919-513-3901 for more information and to register.

Raleigh: SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603, 919-772-2326, http://www.spcawake.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Humane_Ed_Pet_Loss_Support_Group. Meets the third Sunday of the month, 3:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Vanessa Budnick, Humane Educator, at 919-532-2087 or vbudnick@spcawake.org.

Burlington: Faithful Friends Pet Loss Support Group, Hospice of Alamance Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Please contact M.J. at 336-532-7216 for more information. Runs 6-week support groups in spring and fall, and a memorial on the weekend of the National Pet Remembrance in September. Free. http://www.hospiceac.org/ (Check the list of events on the right side of the page.) mj@hospiceac.org

Charlotte/Matthews: Pet Grief Support. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm. Meetings are held at Seigle Avenue Presbyterian church 600 Seigle Ave, Charlotte, NC. http://www.petgriefsupportgroup.comdoddvetimaging@yahoo.com

Mooresville: Friends of the Animals offers a pet loss support group the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. The group will meet in the Board Room at 181 N. Main Street, in downtown Mooresville, where the Friends of the Animals’ office is located. For more information, contact Deby Thornburg B.S.S.P., M.S., Holistic Wellness, 4 Paws Home & Pet Services, LLC, 704-400-1833, http://www.4pawshomeandpetservices.comdebythornburg@ymail.com. This group is facilitated by Megan Pera, MA, LCSW (http://www.meganpera.com) and is free of charge.


COUNSELORS:

Apex: Amy Benton Moulds, MEd, NCC, Lifescapes Counseling, Peakway Market Square, 800 W. Williams Street, Suite 251, Apex, NC 27502, (919) 272-1388 or (919) 303-0273, http://www.lifescapescounseling.com/amymoulds@mindspring.com

Asheboro: Judith Stutts, PhD, Pet Bereavement Counseling, 336-625-1400, jcstuttsphd@petloss.orghttp://www.petloss.org

Asheboro: Laurel Reinhardt, Ph.D., 8552 Meadows Town Road, Marshall, NC 28753, 828-215-7424, InnerLandscaping@aol.com

Cary: Tracie Barton-Barrett, MS, NCC, LPC, 919-559-4379, 1320 SE Maynard Road, #101, Cary, NC 27511, (919) 559.4379,http://www.AnimalsConnectUs.comAnimalsConnectUs@yahoo.com

Charlotte: Yvonne Sullivan, Metrolina Chaplain Ministry for Pets, Charlotte, NC, 28208, 704-916-9622, http://www.metrolinachaplain.org,admin@metrolinachaplain.org. Spiritual support – including grief, medical, and memorial.

Conover: Kevin Rutter, MS, LMFT, Growing Tree Counseling Center, 715 Fairgrove Church Rd SE 202, Conover, NC 28613, (828) 638-5907,http://www.grow-nc.com/Growing_Tree/Welcome.html

Durham: Thom & Jonquil Williams, Animal Healings, Pelham Road, Durham, NC 27713, 941-321-8484, http://animalhealings.com/grief.html,thom@animalhealings.com

Garner/Triangle Area: Rev. Phran Gacher, M.Div., Pet Memorial Services, 842 Oakwater Drive, Garner NC, 919-779-7653, http://www.PerfectCeremonies.com,Rev.Phran@PerfectCeremonies.com (a provider of a memorial service, not a counselor)

Hillsborough: Duke Hospice Bereavement Services, Unicorn Bereavement Center, Triangle Hospice, Hillsborough, NC, (919) 644-6869 x221,http://dhch.duhs.duke.edu/modules/dhccbereave/index.php?id=1

Raleigh: Jeannine Moga, North Carolina State University Veterinary Health Complex, 1052 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604, 919-513-3901,http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/vhc/pet_loss.htmljeannine_moga@ncsu.edu. Client Counseling and Grief Support Services are now provided for clients of NCSU’s Veterinary Health Complex. Medical case consultation, end of life planning, and short term grief counseling are free of charge and offered by appointment; phone consultation and referral services are available to all community members.

Pinehurst: Tina Gibbs, LCSW, CT, 5 Aviemore Drive, Pinehurst, NC, 910-715-6013 or toll-free 1-866-861-7485, tgibbs@firsthealth.org

Wake Forest: Amy Pierce, Sophie’s Gift Animal Loss Support, 725 Mill Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 919-554-2711, tomanifest@mindspring.com,http://www.authenticself.us

Waynesville: Susan Kimball, LCSW CASAC, Kimball Counseling PC, 258 N. Main Street, Suite A, Waynesville, NC 28786, 828-226-7366,http://www.susankimball.netsusanpkimball@aol.com

Winston-Salem: Peggy Haymes, LPC, 2594 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106, 336-293-4407

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