The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Counseling Center Hotlines

United States
Arizona
Colorado
Illinois
Iowa
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
International
England

United States

Arizona

Companion Animal Association of Arizona
Scottsdale
Telephone: (602) 995-5885
Website: www.griefhealing.com

Tucson Pet Loss Hotline
Tucson
Telephone: (520) 349-8094

Colorado

Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Fort Collins
Telephone: (970) 491-1242

Illinois

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
Chicago
Telephone: (630) 325-1600

C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Helpline, University of Illinois
Urbana
Telephone: (217) 244-2273 or (877) 394-2273 (toll free)
www.cvm.uiuc.edu/CARE/

Massachusetts

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
Grafton
Telephone: (508) 839-7966

Michigan

Pet Loss Support Hotline
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University, Suite G100
East Lansing 48824
Telephone: 1-517-432-2696

Hotline operates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M., Eastern time. During the summer, on Tuesday and Thursday only.

Minnesota

University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine
Minneapolis
Telephone: (612) 625-1919

The Broken Bond Pet Loss Hot Line/Support Group
Rochester
Telephone: (507) 289-8169

New Jersey

  Pet Friends, Inc.
Moorestown
Telephone: (800) 404-7387; outside New Jersey (856) 234-4688

St. Hubert’s Giralda
Madison
Telephone: (973) 377-7094

New York

Capitol Region Pet Loss Network
Albany
Telephone: (518) 448-5677

Animal Medical Center
New York
Telephone: (212) 838-8100

ASPCA
New York
Telephone: (212) 876-7700

Bide-A-Wee Foundation
New York
Telephone: (212) 532-6395

Cornell University
Ithaca
Telephone: (607) 253-3932

Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Philadelphia
Telephone: (215) 898-4525

Tennessee

The Sheba Pet Loss Line
Nashville
Telephone: (615) 724-0228
24/7 operation

Virginia

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburgh
Telephone: (540) 231-8038

Washington

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pet Loss Hotline
Pullman, Washington
Telephone: (509) 335-5704
E-mail: plhl@vetmed.wsu.edu
Web: http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/plhl

Wisconsin

The Rainbow Passage, Pet Loss Support and Bereavement Center
Grafton, WI
Telephone: (414) 376-0340
E-mail: douglasc@execpc.com


International

England

The Pet Bereavement Support Service
Free call: 0800 096 6606


Note: There are several other listings for individuals or groups who are not associated with established institutions or organizations, and they are not listed here. Some of these have been found to represent only the personal, untrained approaches of the individuals in charge of them. Although others may be very fine, the above listing is only of authenticated institutions, to date.

For a fee, other organizations, such as the Delta Society, compose listings of pet bereavement counselors, but there is no authentication of their verifiability as bona-fide practitioners in this field. Also, using your computer and modem, check the various online listings under “Pet Bereavement”. There are very many interesting services and chat rooms, as well as offerings for counseling and products. But it is always advisable to check on the personal credentials of anyone claiming to be an authority or counselor in pet bereavement.

Please note: We are always looking for additional listings for this page. If you know of any authentic hotline that could benefit our visitors, please send us that information by Email. Just click on and tell us. aplb@aplb.org