Grief Support

Mourning the loss of a pet is natural. When you lose a devoted companion, the feelings of sadness and heartache are real. Surrounding yourself with a supportive and loving community of family and friends is often the first step toward healing.

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Pet Loss Support

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

This is a national clearinghouse for information on mental health professionals who provide pet loss support. There are state-by-state listings of pet loss counselors

Phone: (718) 382-0690
P.O. Box 106, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Pet Partners

Pet Partners promotes and studies the improvement of health through service and therapy animals. It has resources regarding pet loss.

Phone: (425) 679-5500
875 124th Ave. NE, Suite 101,
Bellevue, WA 98005

World by the Tail, Inc.

This company provides services and products for anyone who loves, lives, and works with pets. It specializes in grief support, but also provides other emotional support resources for pet-owning families and veterinary professionals.

Phone: (888) 271-8444
126 West Harvard Street, Suite 5,
Fort Collins, CO 80525

The Argus Institute, Colorado State University

This is a counseling program that is sponsored by the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. It provides counseling for CSU clients during and after the treatment of their companion animals. Pet owners who are not CSU clients may receive one free support session and educational material. They are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Mountain time.

Phone: (970) 297-4143
300 West Drake, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1620

Pet Loss Counselors

Marty Tousley

Marty is a grief counselor specializing in pet loss and offers grief-healing courses for pet owners via the Web. To sign up for classes, log on to