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National pet loss support resources via phone, in-person or Internet


Karen is no longer doing pet loss counseling but focusing on her career counseling and business etiquette training business. Hopefully these national links will help you receive the support you need in addition to possible the Heal Your Heart CD. Those from Pittsburgh should also check out that separate page for resources.

Below is a resource to help you cope and find additional resources.  It is the booklet that is a small supplement to the Heal Your Heart CD. 

Click here to download Karen's free pet loss coping tips handout.

Phone Counseling
  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) National Pet Loss Hotline. You can access 24/7 services of a psychologist specialized in grief counseling by calling 217-337-9773.
  • www.avma.org/reference/hotlines.asp: Includes list of phone counseling through The American Veterinary Medical Association colleges, most with limited hours.

Counseling Referrals
  • http://www.pet-loss.net/: Lists pet loss counselors by state as well as support groups, hotlines, and cemeteries/crematories
  • http://www.aplb.org: Lists pet loss counselors by state that have received a Certificate of Training in Pet Loss and Bereavement, a 10 hour course and exam under the direction of a psychologist.
  • therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_search.php: The Psychology Today site has a search category for loss and grief, and the profile will tell you how much this is considered the counselor's specialty.

  On-line Support
  • www.aplb.org: Through the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement, professionally trained volunteers host chat rooms under the direction of a psychologist.
  • http://www.petloss.com/: A safe, monitored message board and chatroom available throughout the week, but most active during Monday evening candle ceremony (10 PM Eastern)

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