Dr. Don Shields, Dr. Suzanne Walski, & Dr. Lisa AumillerMontgomery, Bucks, Northampton, Lehigh & Philadelphia Counties

  • 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
  • Emergency Mobile Veterinary Care Available, at Times

Pet Loss Support

Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support: Providing compassionate support for caregivers of aging, chronic, and terminally ill pets. Group meetings, online chat, free educational brochures, advice for children facing pet loss, and much more. 484-453-8210  DayByDayPetSupport.com

PET LOSS GRIEF HOTLINES:

215-898-4556 – University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. Mondays and Thursdays 6-8 p.m.; voicemails can be left at any time, and calls will be returned within those hours. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/PennVetGriefSupportAndSocialServices or http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/grief-support-social-services

 


SUPPORT GROUPS:

Douglassville: Heather Kramer Almquist, Sanctuary Counseling, 515 Old Swede Road, Ste B4, Douglassville, PA 19518, 610-385-3155,http://www.sanctuarycounseling.cominfo@sanctuarycounseling.com. Support groups offered.

Downington: Brenda Edwards, American Pet Memorials, 107 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, 610-269-3049,http://www.CelebratingTheBond.blogspot.comralstonbredickas@lifecelebration.com

Lancaster: Brenda Edwards, CELEBRATING THE BOND: Grief Recovery Programs, 234 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17603, 717-397-8255,http://www.CelebratingTheBond.blogspot.comphilapetmemorials@gmail.com

Philadelphia: Veterinary Grief Counseling Program, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Offers a group for pet loss (1st Thursdays 7-8 p.m.) and a pet cancer support group (3rd Thursdays 12-1 p.m.). For information contact Michele Pich, grief counselor, mpich@vet.upenn.edu, (215) 746-8247.

http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/grief-support-social-services

Red Lion: Tiffany Ayres, Patton Veterinary Hospital, 425 E. Broadway, Red Lion, PA 17356, 717-246-3611, tmain@pattonvethospital.com,http://www.pattonvethospital.com. Free; contact to set up a meeting.

Valley Forge: Metropolitan Veterinary Associates Pet Loss Support Group, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates, 2626 Van Buren Ave, Valley Forge, PA 19403. Meets once or twice a month from 7:00-8:30pm. Facilitator: Carolyn Thomson, DVM. Call 610-666-1050 ext 235 to RSVP and for meeting dates.http://www.metro-vet.com/support_group.php

 


COUNSELORS:

Allentown Jennifer Durn, MSW, LSW, Macungie, PA 18062, 484-353-2966, jennifer@adaywithoutasunset.com

Chadds Ford: Linda M. Peterson, LSW, P.O. Box 357, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, (610) 399-3168

Douglassville: Heather Kramer Almquist, Sanctuary Counseling, 515 Old Swede Road, Ste B4, Douglassville, PA 19518, 610-385-3155,http://www.sanctuarycounseling.cominfo@sanctuarycounseling.com. Support groups offered.

Harrisburg: Janice Newcomer, Group Leader, Associated Psychologists, 200 Shell Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109-4731, (717) 657-3867

Hummelstown: Katryn Lavanture, 1404 Jill Dr., Hummelstown, PA 17036, 267-738-9501, dolphinspirit4@yahoo.comhttp://www.peacejoylove.us. Holistic.

Langhorne: Susan D. Rappaport, MSW, LSW, CARES (Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services), 2010 Cabot Boulevard West, Suite D, Langhorne, PA 19047, Telephone (215) 292-1057, Fax (215) 750-3623, http://www.vetcares.com/services/support.html

Philadelphia: Mirabai Galashan MTh is a professional chaplain and bereavement counselor, with over 7 years experience in palliative care and hospice providing end of life care and grief support. Mirabai know what it means to lose a beloved companion and offers support to parents of pets at difficult times including before, during and after the last good-bye. In person support is available in the Philadelphia region, telephone and Skype counseling available worldwide. 128 Naudain Street, Philadelphia, PA, 215-564-5770, http://petloss-griefsupport.commirabaigalashan@me.com

Philadelphia: Sandi Herman, MS, 215-922-2701, amazingcats@hotmail.com

Philadelphia: Veterinary Grief Counseling Program, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For information contact Michele Pich, grief counselor, mpich@vet.upenn.edu, (215) 746-8247. http://www.vet.upenn.edu/grief-support

State College: David C. Holcomb, Ph.D., Center for Mental Health. 110 Radnor Road, Suite 101, State College, PA 16801, (814) 867-0670 x 225,david.holcomb@svpainc.com

West Chester: Elaine Madden Counseling: Life, Loss, Love, West Chester, PA 19382, 484-604-0737, counselingbyem@gmail.com

York: Elizabeth S. Revell, Ph.D., 717.840.1356, esrevell@comcast.net

National Pet Loss Counselor via Phone/Skype/Video Call

Lawrence Kaufman, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
Pet Loss and Grief Counselor

Toll free: 855-PET-LOSS
National: 855-738-5677
Local: 561-498-2200

7301 W Palmetto Park Road, Ste. 201 A
Boca Raton FL 33433-3456

www.petlossgriefrelief.com

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