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Pet Loss Support Resource Center

Information about our support group offerings and other helpful tools.


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Pet Loss Support Groups

Our grief coaches present free, listen-and-learn sessions for those struggling with loss. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a pet is welcome to attend.

Cost: Free

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Individual Support

Our 1:1 individual support sessions are tailored to provide personalized support on how to heal following the loss of your beloved pet.  

Cost: $50.00 for a 50-minute session

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Pet Loss Journey Courses

This virtual program is designed for pet parents who wish to gain additional knowledge and support regarding the loss of their pet.

Cost: $149.00 for the program

Specialty Pet Loss Support Groups

Our specialty support groups focus on targeted topics that cater to specific grief needs. These small groups provide a more intimate and personalized experience, and members will have the opportunity to share and receive guidance from a professional grief coach. Sessions emphasize healthy coping skills, grief reactions, and honoring the life of your furry family member. Anyone who has experienced the death of a pet is welcome to attend. Meetings take place virtually via Zoom.

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Anticipatory Grief Group (Free)

For pet parents who are experiencing grief and distress before the loss of their loved one. This group focuses on the impending loss rather than assessing your animal companion’s quality of life.

Behavioral Euthanasia Support Group (Free)

For pet parents who have said goodbye to their beloved companion due to severe behavioral concerns. 

Unexpected or Traumatic Loss Support (Free)

For pet parents dealing with sudden or unexpected grief from a traumatic event or accident, or from losing a pet at an unforeseen age.

A Year and Beyond Grief Support Group ($10)

For pet parents who have passed the one-year anniversary of their loved one’s passing. This intimate, small group setting is ideal for those searching for a safe space to connect with others who have been on their grief journey for over a year.

Acute Grief Support Group ($10)

For pet parents who have said goodbye to their beloved companion within the past two months, seeking a safe space to navigate the complexities of pet loss and grief. We’ll discuss how to adjust to life without your pet and provide understanding and support.

Cat Parents' Grief Support Group ($10)

For pet parents who have lost a beloved feline friend. This small group is ideal for those who seek a compassionate space to share with others who have experienced the special bond of a cat companion.

Pet Loss Support Group for Men ($10)
For men navigating the grief of losing a beloved pet. In a world where masculine emotional expression is often overlooked or not permitted, this group offers a safe space for men to honor their unique grief journey. 
Our Pet Loss Team

Christiana Saia, GC-C
Certified Grief Coach


Kelly Cormier, CGE
Certified Grief Coach


Kaitlin Olmstead, MSW
Certified Grief Coach


Cristina Perez, CGC
Certified Grief Coach

Facebook Pet Loss Support Community

facebook-iconAn accepting, safe space to share stories, get support, and read posts from others struggling with the loss of a pet.



Pet Memorial Keepsakes

Unique hand-picked items to help you memorialize your beloved pet.  



Pet Memorials

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common FAQs about Lap of Love pet loss support services.



Share Your Experience

Share how our pet loss support services helped you during this difficult time.

Other Pet Loss and Grief Resources


Explore Lap of Love's pet loss support resources to help you cope after the loss of your pet.

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Contact our Pet Loss Support Team with any questions you may have.

Important emergency and crisis services information:

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or text the 3-digit nationwide code: 988
Online chat, 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress. Prevention and crisis resources.

Suicide Hotline Numbers by State
Suicide prevention, awareness, and support

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from the Crisis Text Line’s secure online platform.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Text NAMI to 741741
Confidential, free crisis counseling

Call 211 to get immediate, expert help and also to find on-going local support.

Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255 (TALK), Press 1 or text 838255
24/7 service for veterans and their loved ones.

The Trevor Project
866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
24/7 crisis and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ people.

Listeners on Call
Connect anyone, anywhere, anytime with someone who has a related personal experience and is ready to listen. Visit their site for pricing information and to download their app.

National Depression Hotline
24/7 nationwide hotline for people struggling with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

"One of the best decisions I made was to attend online pet loss support groups offered by the veterinary network, Lap of Love, which offered free sessions (which happen every day) as well as a pet loss journey course for good measure." 

- Jen Reeder
  Pet Journalist

Read Jen's full article about her pup Peach and her grief journey published on Huffpost