Heal From Pet Loss

Pittsburgh Support Resource Links
Heal From Pet Loss
Pet Loss Links
Pittsburgh Links
Events & News
Media & Articles
For Veterinarians
Other Pet Links

Pittsburgh area pet loss support and counseling

Also check out the Pet Loss Links page for national pet loss hotlines, internet chat room support, and pet loss counselors that do phone, Skype and video counseling.

Pet Loss Support Group:

  • Animal Friends: Support group typically meets the fourth Wednesday of each month.  Call in advance to 412-847-7081.
Select Counselor Referrals from Heal from Pet Loss:
  • Elizabeth Babcock, (South: McMurray), 724-941-1940, elizabeth.babcock@comcast.net. Diverse practice, primary resource for September Pet Memorial Sunday.
  • Teresa Mason, (East), 412-823-5155, x669 via Persoma, Via cell at 412-609-6059.
  • Re:solve Crisis Network, 1-888-796-8226, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and referrals to community resources; there is also a walk-in center on the East End of Pittsburgh
  • Psychology Today, psychologytoday.com, for other locations, enter your zip code, and you may choose "grief" under "issues" category

Monthly Candlelight Remembrance Service:

  • Animal Friends: Typically occurs second Thursday of each month.  Call in advance to 412-847-7081.
Annual Memorial Service:
  • Pet Memorial Sunday: Second Sunday in September faciliated annual through Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation, 412-220-7800. 

Unique Pet Support:

  • Hearts and Paws Ministry: Offers occasional memorial and prayer services, care and placement in times of crisis, pet food pantry support, animal blessing, and pet fair. Through Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, Hotline: 412-277-1096.
Euthanasia at home:
  • Pet Loss At Home: National 7 day a week service with local vets coordinated through Wisconsin veterinarian who is compassionate and supportive of the Heal Your Heart CD.  Click on link above or call 1-877-219-4811 to be connected. Please have your zip code handy.

Heal from Pet Loss, publisher of Heal Your Heart: Coping with the Loss of a Pet
7625 West Hutchinson Street * Pittsburgh * PA * USA * 15218
Website design and consulting by Bernadette Kazmarski,www.bernadette-k.com