Support for Coping with Pet Loss

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Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Click Here For One of Best Online Support Groups:

Have you recently lost a beloved pet? Or do you know anyone who has and could use some free expert guidance? We are here for you. The APLB chatrooms have been specifically designed for supportive guidance.

Pet Loss Chats: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday nights from 8-10 p.m., and Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m., all Eastern time. Anticipatory Bereavement Chat: 1st and 3rd Thursday nights of the month from 8-10 p.m. Eastern time


Click Here to visit the discussion group.

A Peaceful Path: Supportive Guide Through Pet Loss

A Peaceful Path: Supportive Guide Through Pet Loss

A Peaceful Path: A Supportive Guide Through Pet Loss

This workbook will allow you to validate your pain, explore why you feel this loss and help you navigate through the grief in a healthy direction. It is designed to be a seven week study, but can be taken at your own pace. Hopefully this guide will provide you a place to begin your journey toward healing. May your story be your gift, and may you find peaceful steps along the way. Click here to order from



Heal Your Heart: Coping With Pet Loss

Heal Your Heart: Coping With Pet Loss

Heal Your Heart: Coping with the Loss of a Pet Audio CD

Karen Litzinger’s CD is a tremendously soothing experience…the author’s compassionate tone, combined with the gentle background music, encourage one to listen to a track over and over as needed during the healing process. The affirmations on the CD provide a powerful tool to help you understand the importance of your loss and take steps to resolve the pain of your feelings. Click here to order from


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

Cara DeLaRosa-Harrison, CPLP

Certified Pet Loss & Grief Professional
(707) 331-4841
Healing Hands Pet Loss Support
Healing Hands Animal Care
Kelly Fusco, CVT
Relationship Manager – South Tampa
Certified in Pet Loss Grief & Companioning
The Pet Loss Center Tampa
(407) 739-6199 (c) | (813) 999-4049 (o)
6091 Johns Rd, Ste 5 | Tampa, FL 33634

Helpful Websites:  Pet Loss Support Pages This website, maintained by Moira Allen, includes state-by-state listings of pet loss services. A variety of other information about end of life issues, euthanasia, and coping with pet loss can also be printed from this site.  Pet loss support forums, pet grief and bereavement hotline numbers, helpful information about pet loss, and an online pet tributes and memorials page where pet caregivers can say goodbye to pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge are just some of the resources available at the Chance’s Spot website.  Marty Tousley’s website is dedicated to online grief education courses, memorials, poetry, and resource listings for both human and companion animal loss. Email:  The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB) maintains a national clearinghouse of information on pet bereavement, including a counselor-facilitated chat room.  Rainbow Bridge website provides a “virtual interactive” memorial page, a pet loss forum, and links to other pet loss websites.

Pet Loss Support Helplines via Veterinary Schools & Organizations:

Chicago VMA

Colorado State University, Argus Institute

Cornell University

University of Illinois
217-244-CARE (2273) or 877-394-CARE (2273)

Michigan State University

University of Tennessee

Tufts University

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Washington State University
509-335-5704 or 866-266-8635