Coping With Pet Loss

Losing a pet can be devastating. If this has happened to your family, we are sorry for your loss.

We understand how difficult this time may be for you and your family. You may find yourself or other members of your family experiencing the same kinds of emotions you might feel if a human member of your family has died.

You are not alone. Talking about your loss or learning more about the grief process may help.

In our free Pet Loss & Grief Support Group, we talk about understanding grief and recognizing the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual reactions that you may be experiencing. We will discuss ways to honor our companion animal’s life, as well as learn from and grow after the death of our beloved companion. 

Our support group is an open format where all participants can bring their current needs to the table. The group will discuss grief and loss as it relates to the needs of the individuals in the group. Additional discussions will cover grief reactions, resources, ways to express emotions related to the grieving process, and offer supportive ideas to one another.

Pet Loss and Grief Support Group Meetings

  • Date & Time: Mondays, 7-8 pm
  • Location: Golden Valley Humane Society, 845 Meadow Lane N, Golden Valley, MN
  • Call for more information: 612.730.6016  
  • Areas served: Blaine, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Coon Rapids

Pet Loss Support Hotlines

  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) National Pet Loss Hotline, 877.474.3310
  • IAMS Pet Loss Support Center and Hotline, 888.332.7738
  • The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, 718.382.0690, www.aplb.org
  • Rainbow Bridge, www.rainbowbridge.com