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Pet Loss

We have many resources to aid you in dealing with the loss of a pet. The following are recommendations of phone support, websites, support groups, grief counselors and books.

Telephone Support Hotlines:

ASPCA Pet Loss Support Hotline: 877-474-3310

(Every day 9 am to 9 pm Pacific Time)

Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline- 508-839-7966

(Monday through Friday 3 pm to 6 pm Pacific Time)


San Diego Support Group

The San Diego Humane Society offers an informal support group a few times a month, usually one weekend day and one weekday evening. Click here for more information.

Grief Counselors

Meg Kaufman

(858) 566-3333

Online Pet Loss Chatroom

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement


Saying Goodbye to the Pet You Love, (by Lorri Greene, PhD.)

Dr. Greene is a local San Diego pet loss counselor that has been helping owners for over 20 years.

The Loss of a Pet by Wallace Sife, PhD.

Books for Children

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst