Pet Loss ResourcesPet Loss Resources

Local Grief Support Groups:

Drop-In Pet Loss Support Group for Adults
Cost:  Free. Donations Accepted
Meets first Monday of every month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Yolo Hospice
1909 Galileo Ct., Suite A
Davis, CA  95618

For more information, call 800-491-7711 or 530-758-5566 or visit their website:

Adult Drop-In Support Group for Any Loss
Cost:  Free. Donations Accepted
Meets every Thursday from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Yolo Hospice
1909 Galileo Ct., Building C
Davis, CA  95618

For more information, call 800-491-7711 or 530-758-5566 or visit their website:

Stepping Stones-Support for Children and Teens
Cost:  Free. Donations Accepted
Yolo Hospice
1909 Galileo Ct.
Davis, CA  95618

Call 530-758-5566 for schedule or visit their website for more information:

SPCA of Solano County Pet Loss Support Group
Cost:  Free. Donations Accepted
Meets first Tuesday of every month from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Children 10 and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult
SPCA of Solano County, Education Classroom
2200 Peabody Rd.
Vacaville, CA  95687

For more information, call 707-448-7722 or visit their website:
This website also lists various support groups in the Bay Area.

National Pet Loss Hotline:


Lap of Love Pet Loss & Bereavement Resource Line:  (855) 352-LOVE (5683)
Resource Line Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday

National 24-Hour Crisis Line:
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, like life is too much, and/or have thoughts of harming yourself, please call this hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 

Offers Pet Loss Candle Ceremony. Link to light a candle for your pet. Various resources.
International Cemetery, Crematory, and Funeral Association. Links to pet loss FAQs, How to Talk to Kids, and How to Memorialize Your Pet.
Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement. Pet loss chat rooms and other resources. Also includes Quality of Life Scale for those considering end-of-life decisions for their pet.


Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet by Moira Allen. ISBN-10#: 1508411468
Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet by Gary Kowalski.  ISBN-13#: 978-1-60868-086-3
Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children by Herbert Nieburg, PhD, and Arlene Fischer. ISBN-10#: 0-06-014947-7

Kids’ Books
Goodbye Mousie by Robie Harris. For ages 4 – 8 years old. ISBN-10: 9780689871344
I Will Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm. For ages 2 – 7 years old. ISBN-10: 0517572656
The Rainbow Bridge by Adrian Raeside. For ages 4 – 9 years old, but parents should read first since it describes the grieving process realistically. ISBN-10: 155017584X

If you live outside of the area and need help finding a pet loss support group in your area, please contact our counselor Florence Soares-Dabalos at 530-752-7341 or for further details.

UC Davis veterinary hospital is not affiliated with, nor do we endorse, any of the above resources. This list is provided to clients as a courtesy for their convenience and to assist during a difficult time of loss.