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Pet Loss Support Resource Center

Our services include support groups, individual support, and our Journey Course.

    

Featured Specialty Groups

We will continue offering smaller groups to provide our families a more intimate and personalized experience. Members of these groups will have the opportunity to share and receive guidance from our grief coaches.  

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Anticipatory Grief Group (1 hour / Free)

This group is for pet parents who are experiencing grief and distress before the loss of their loved one. *This group focuses on grief, rather than assessing quality of life in your animal companions.

Behavioral Euthanasia Support Group (1 hour / Free)

For pet parents who have been faced with saying goodbye to their beloved companion due to severe behavioral concerns. This group will be held on the 2nd Friday and 4th Wednesday of each month. 

Unexpected or Traumatic Loss Support Group (1 hour / Free)

For pet parents who are experiencing grief unexpectedly, after a traumatic event, accident or at an unforeseen age.

A Year and Beyond Grief Support Group (1 hour / $10)

The time period after the first year is usually not quite as pain-filled as all the “firsts” were and although the grief may feel a little softer and more manageable, often we are not nearly as healed as we would like. This support group offers a smaller, intimate setting for pet parents who are past the one year anniversary of their loved ones death and are seeking a safe space to connect with others who have been on their grief journey for over a year.

  • Small group format (maximum 10)
  • Share and connect with other's experiencing similar loss
  • $10 per session
Acute Grief Support Group (1 hour / $10)

For pet parents who are within the first two months of losing their beloved pet. A safe space to share about your loved one and the intricacies of pet loss and grief. We'll discuss topics relative to adjusting to life without your pet by your side. Join us for understanding, support and to connect with others who are at a similar stage of their journey.

  • Small group format (maximum 10)
  • Share and connect with other's experiencing similar loss
  • $10 per session
Cat Parents Grief Support Group (1 hour / $10)

Our Cat Parents Grief Support Group offers a smaller, intimate setting for cat parents who have suffered a loss. This unique grief recognizes the special bond with our feline friends, providing a compassionate space to share and heal together.

  • Small group format (maximum 10)
  • Share and connect with other's experiencing similar loss
  • $10 per session
Pet Loss Support Group for Men (1 hour / $10)
A supportive community for self-identifying 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 to honor their grief journeys. Our small-group gatherings provide a meaningful platform for authenticity and healing. With a nominal fee to ensure commitment, we're here to offer solidarity, understanding, and comfort through this challenging time.
  • Small group format (maximum 10)
  • Share and connect with other's experiencing similar loss
  • $10 per session
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Pet Loss Support Groups

A safe and compassionate environment for those who want to listen, share, and celebrate the life of their treasured pet with others who are suffering a similar loss. 

Cost: Free

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Personal Support

Our individual support sessions are for pet parents who desire personalized support on how to heal following the death of their beloved pet. 

Cost: $50.00 for a 50-minute session

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Pet Loss Journey Course

This 6-week course is designed for pet parents who wish to have an additional level of knowledge and support surrounding the death of their pet.

Cost: $149.00 for the 6-week course

Our Pet Loss Team
Christiana

Christiana Saia, GC-C
Certified Grief Coach

Kelly

Kelly Cormier, CGE
Certified Grief Coach

Kaitlin

Kaitlin Olmstead, MSW
Certified Grief Coach

Cristina

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.

 

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Arms of Love Journal

Download our free pet loss journal to help you through the first year after saying goodbye.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common FAQs about Lap of Love Pet Loss Support services.

 

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Pet Memorials

Leave a tribute to your pet who has crossed the rainbow bridge and the paw prints they've forever left on your heart.

 

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Share Your Experience

Share how our Pet Loss Support services helped you during this hard time.

Other Pet Loss and Grief Resources

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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 questions.

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.  988lifeline.org

Suicide Hotline Numbers by State
Suicide prevention, awareness, and support
suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html

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.
crisistextline.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
800-950-6264
Text NAMI to 741741
Confidential, free crisis counseling
nami.org/Home

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

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

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

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. listenersoncall.com

National Depression Hotline
866-629-4564
24/7 nationwide hotline for people struggling with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
nationaldepressionhotline.org

"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 6-week 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