PET GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICE
Whether you're anticipating or coping with the loss of a beloved companion animal, the Pet Grief Support Service recognizes your pain and offers you understanding, compassion and support.
Operated entirely by trained volunteers who themselves have suffered the loss of a pet, the Service provides an informational telephone Helpline directing callers to monthly pet loss support group meetings, pet grief information, literature and reading lists, and referrals to appropriate resources.
PET GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICE HELPLINE
Although we are unable to take messages or return calls to our Helpline at this time, we still can help by pointing you to other pet loss resources that are available to you:
PET LOSS TELEPHONE HELPLINES, MESSAGE BOARDS, and CHAT ROOMS are now available at various hours all across the country. They are listed here:
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SUPPORT GROUP FOR GRIEVING ANIMAL LOVERS
meets on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in Conference Room 1 at:
Hospice of the Valley 1510 East Flower Street Phoenix, Arizona 85014
The Pet Loss Support Group offers a safe, confidential, structured place where animal lovers bound by the experience of loss can come together on a regular basis to share their stories, get their concerns and feelings validated, learn more about normal grief and the mourning process, express and work through their feelings, and reflect on the meaning of it all. Unlike what happens in individual telephone, email or chat room counseling, participants in the support group have the opportunity to grow by giving help as well as receiving it.
Nearest cross streets for Hospice of the Valley's central office are Osborn Road and 16th Street.
Take 16th Street two blocks south of Osborn Road.
Turn west onto Flower Street.
Hospice of the Valley is a free-standing, clearly marked building on the north side of Flower Street.
Turn into the driveway, and feel free to park anywhere in the lot.
The entrance is on the north side of the building, off the parking lot.
A sign at the reception desk will direct you to the Conference Room.
For further information, please contact Hospice of the Valley's Bereavement Office, 602-530-6970
Give words to your grief by sharing your story with those who understand. In this safe, secure, online forum you can post messages about the pet you have loved and lost and find emotional support and inspiration from other animal lovers. Moderated by our mental health consultant (a certified hospice bereavement counselor who also specializes in pet loss) this forum is available to you at no cost, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply click on GRIEF HEALING DISCUSSION GROUPS then click on "Register" next to the "Welcome Guest" greeting at the top of the page, and follow the instructions there. After you register, scroll down the main page until you come to the forum labeled "Loss of a Pet," and remember to bookmark the location as one of your favorite places!
call the Pet Grief Helpline