Pet Loss Resources

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:
http://yolohospice.org/services/grief-support/support-groups/


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:
http://yolohospice.org/services/grief-support/support-groups/


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: 
http://yolohospice.org/services/grief-support/stepping-stones-support-for-children-and-teens/


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:  http://dogdockp.wixsite.com/sheltermedicine/pet-loss
This website also lists various support groups in the Bay Area.


Pet Loss Support Group
Cost:  $30
Meets every Wednesday from 4:45 – 6 p.m.
Jeanette Salinas, LCSW
The Healing Place
3336 Bradshaw Rd., Suite 340
Sacramento, CA  95827

Call to Register first: 530-361-6702
https://thehealingplace.vistaprintdigital.com/


National Pet Loss Hotline:
ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline:  1-877-GRIEF-10. Hotline is staffed by a clinical psychologist from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily.


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). 


Websites:

http://petloss.com/
Offers Pet Loss Candle Ceremony. Link to light a candle for your pet. Various resources.

https://iccfa.com/resources/consumers/
International Cemetery, Crematory, and Funeral Association. Links to pet loss FAQs, How to Talk to Kids, and How to Memorialize Your Pet.

https://aplb.org/pet-loss-chat-room/
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.


Books:

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 fsoaresdabalos@ucdavis.edu 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.