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

Lorri Greene, PhD.

For 20 years, Dr. Lorri Greene has provided group and individual pet bereavement counseling.

Office number: (619) 275-0728

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