Pet Loss Support Hotlines

pet loss supportTufts University School of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support Hotline

(508)839-7966 Monday through Friday. 6-9 PM EST 24-hour voice-mail.

Home to Heaven

Offers a national directory of Home Euthanasia providers as well as some FAQs that you may find useful.

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Offers a wide range of information, from a list of books that deal with pet loss, chat rooms, e-cards and an online memorial page.

The Pet Loss Support Page

Offers information on counselors, support groups, books, and lots of other animal services information.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Philadelphia, PA – call (215)898-4529

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine support line.

MondayFriday 9am – 6pm.

Pet Loss Support Hotline

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
6-9pm EST

The Iams Pet Loss Support Center & Hotline

The Iams Company maintains a special toll-free number for pet owners suffering from pet grief.
They can be reached at: 1-888-332-7738
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.

Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital Pet Loss Support Services.

Providing free support groups in the Portland, Oregon area since 1986.
24 hour message line (503)234-2061.
Long distance calls will be returned collect.
E-mails can be sent to grief counselor, Director of Pet Loss Support Services, Enid Traisman, MSW at:

etjournl@teleport .com.

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center

Located in New Jersey

Meg M. Struble
Vice President of Operations
575 Woodland Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

For the past 8 years they have offered pet loss support group sessions at no cost every Tuesday evening at their facility. Individual sessions are also available for a nominal fee.

The Rainbow Passage – Pet Loss Support and Bereavement Center
Charlene Douglas
1528 E. River Rd.
Grafton, WI 53024

The telephone number for The Rainbow Passage is (414)376-0340
(please leave a message on the voice mail and your call will be returned as soon as possible).

Email: or

Telephone, written correspondence, and internet support is free of charge.
A Pet Loss Packet of information is available free upon request.
Individual and group support sessions are also available.
Charlene has a MS in Counseling, is a Ph.D. candidate in Psychology, and has been doing pet grief counseling for the last 8 years.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Pet loss support program hotline:
Phone (877)474-3310

College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois

The C.A.R.E. Helpline is staffed by veterinary students who have have received training by professional grief counselors and receive ongoing supervision by a licensed psychologist.
People who are either suffering pet grief from the loss of a companion animal, or are anticipating a loss are encouraged to call our toll-free line at: 877-394-CARE (2273). If you are in the Champaign-Urbana area, our local telephone number is 217-244-CARE (2273).

The Animal Medical Center

New York City, (212)838-8100

Chicago Illinois VMA, (630)325-1600

Call anytime,
Calls will be returned 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
(Long distance calls will be returned “collect”)

University of Florida Pet Loss Support Hotline

Gainesville,FL (352) 294-4430.
Calls will be returned between 9 and 4 Monday through Thursday.
This hotline will call back anyone, anywhere, at no cost to the caller.

Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine

From 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Eastern Time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (517)432-2696

Iowa State University Toll-free Pet-Loss Support Hotline

Call 1-888-478-7574 (toll-free)
Hours of operation: September-April: 7 days a week, 6:00- 9:00 p.m. CST
May-August: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. CST

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Tuesday, Thursday, 6-9 PM Eastern Time (540)231-8038

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Pet Loss Partnership, Pullman, WA (509)335-5704
Phones are Staffed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:30 – 9:00 PM and Saturday 1:00-3:00 PM Pacific Time
Messages can be left 24 hours a day. All messages will be returned as soon as possible