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
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:
Helplines, Message Boards, Chats
Children and Pet Loss
General Pet Loss Resources
If You're Thinking About Suicide:
Read This First
SUPPORT GROUP FOR GRIEVING ANIMAL LOVERS
meets on the first Saturday of every
from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
in Conference Room 1 at:
the Valley 1510 East Flower Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85014
The Pet Loss Support
Group offers a safe, confidential, structured place where animal
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
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
Take 16th Street two blocks south of Osborn Road.
onto Flower Street.
Hospice of the Valley is a free-standing,
clearly marked building on the north side of Flower Street.
into the driveway, and feel free to park anywhere in the lot.
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
FOR LOSS OF A PET
Give words to your grief by sharing your story with those who
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
call the Pet Grief Helpline