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Pet Loss Resources:
Don't try to avoid grief by not thinking about your pet; instead, reminisce about the good times.
If your family and friends love pets, they'll understand what you're going through.
Pets observe every change in a household, and are bound to notice the absence of a companion.
Please note that these listings are provided for information only; they are not recommendations nor endorsements.
Companion Animal Association of Arizona, (602) 995-5885 Scottsdale (see "Support Groups")
Pet Loss Support Groups:
Pet Bereavement Support Group, Phoenix, AZ 85018, (602) 955-9298
Phoenix: Pet Grief Support Service, Companion Animal Association of Arizona, Inc., meets first Saturday of every month from 9-10:30 a.m. at Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5699, (602) 995-5885, www.caaainc.org, .
Tucson: Pet Loss Support Group meets every Wednesday afternoon from 2-:3:30 p.m. at Hospice Family Care, 6300 E El Dorado Plaza, Su. A-100, Tucson AZ 85715. Meetings are free to the public. The group is co-sponsored by Hospice Family Care and The Pet Cemetery of Tucson. For information call 520-885-6026.
Pet Grief Counselors:
Phoenix: Marty Tousley, Bereavement Counselor, Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5699, (602) 530-6970, http://www.griefhealing.com,
Phoenix: Sandra Nettles, LCSW, MSSW, Deer Valley Counseling, 2301 W Dunlap Ave. Suite 206, Phoenix, AZ 85021, (602) 750-8051, http://deerval.com/PetLoss.htm
National Pet Loss Grief Resources:
Center for Human-Animal Bond- Purdue University
Talking to children about pet loss -The Argus Institute
Long list of books on grief - from griefhealing.com
Supporting people who are grieving -Washington State University
Coping with the Loss of Your Companion Animal - University of Minnesota (PDF)
Veterinary Wisdom -Find Support for Grief - VeterinaryWisdom.com
Pet Loss Support Hotlines:
Cornell University Hotline - (607) 253-3932
(6pm- 9pm EST Tuesday-Thursday)
C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Hotline (University of Illinois) - (877) 394-2273
( 7-9pm Central Time; Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday)
Pet Loss Support Hotline (Michigan State) - (517) 432-2696
(6:30-9:30 EST; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Pet Loss Support Hotline (Tufts University) - (508) 839-7966
(6-9pm EST Monday-Friday)
Pet Loss Hotline (Washington State University) - (509) 355-5704
(6:30-9pm PST Monday-Thursday; 1-3pm PST Saturday)
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association - (630) 325-1600
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine - (540) 231-8038
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm EST)