Resources For Pet Parents Coping With Loss

Losing a beloved pet can be a heartbreaking and challenging experience. Coping with the loss of a furry friend is a unique and personal process, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. However, many individuals find comfort in connecting with resources that provide support, guidance and understanding. Our pet loss coping resources page aims to offer a list of resources that may aid in navigating the grieving process. We hope that these resources can provide some solace and comfort during this difficult time. We cannot endorse any particular resource as we have no authority over the services, nor can we verify a providers’ competence. Efforts were made to ensure accurate information at time of publication.

Online Chat Rooms & Support Groups:

Whisker & Fang Pet Loss Support Group Facebook

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB) Chat Rooms

Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Grief Center

IAADP Assistance Dog Loss Committee 

Wolfie’s Wish Pet Loss Support Group Facebook


Hotlines for Pet Loss:

855-352-5683    Lap of Love Pet Loss and Bereavement Support

607-218-7457    Cornell University Pet Loss Support

508-839-7966    Tufts University Pet Loss Support


Pet Loss Support Groups & Counseling:

(Sites also have lists of support groups & counselors by city & state):

The Pet Loss Support Page

The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement 


Websites with Resources for Pet Loss and Pet Illness:

Association For Pet Loss and Bereavement

Colorado State University- Pet Loss Support 

The Ohio State University Honoring the Bond Program

Blog - Wolfie's Wish Pet Loss Support

Pets Are Family


End of Life Care, Hospice, In-home Euthanasia Help:

Comfort Care Mobile, LLC

Lap of Love

My Peaceful Pets


Charitable Organizations to Explore:

4 Paws For Ability

Veterans Companion Animal Services

Canine Companions for Independence