A Resource Guide for Grieving Pet Owners

A grieving pet owner may experience the same emotions and sense of loss that most people feel after losing a loved one. Many of us could use some help in dealing with our loss, whether that help take the form of an online chat room, a grief hotline, or attending meetings with people who can offer some much needed support at a difficult time. The following list of websites offers a variety of support tools and resources.

Note: The listing of groups, clinics and organizations below does not in any way imply endorsement of those entities by the Susie Spector Foundation.

Please contact us if you know of an organization to add to this list, or if an organization no longer exists or provides assistance, so we can update this page.

California Veterinary Medical Association: Pet Loss Support.

The American Veterinary Medical Association: Coping With the Loss of a Pet.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: Pet Loss Support Hotline – Resources for Grieving.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Pet Loss and Pet Loss Hotline.