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Online Pet Loss Support Resources
Products that may help with your griefMemorial Gallery Pets, a company that makes memorial jewelry for pet owners, has just created two new rabbit memorial necklaces. With the purchase of an up eared rabbit or lop eared cremation jewelry pendant, a percentage of profits are donated to HRS. Be sure to enter HRS in the order notes so that HRS gets a donation from your purchase.
LuLu Pure Soy Candles are hand-crafted and hand-poured using only simple ingredients. Rainbow Bridge Candles are also available, and can be personalized with poem printed on seeded paper, which can be planted to further memorialize your loving pet. The little bunny on our logo symbolizes all things organic, sustainable and fertile. For us at LuLu, she symbolizes the hope that everyone can help nurture and protect the environment and all living things, regardless of the size of your mission or the size of your inner-bunny! A percentage of profits are donated to HRS.
Pet Honoring Memorials are kits that allow you to create your own pet memorial and your own honoring ceremony. Honoring Ceremonies are designed to ease transition, elevate love and understanding and celebrate life.
General pet grief:Rainbow Bridge
Collection of links to pet grief FAQs.
Info on the Tufts Pet Loss Hotline
Phone SupportMany veterinary Schools Sponsor pet loss support hotlines (grief counseling.) Here is a listing of hotlines we are aware of:
Pet Loss Support CounselorsAnn Beyke – M.A., L.P.C. (Albuquerque) 505-265-3087 or email@example.com. Ms. Beyke has trained with Dr. Wallace Sife, author of The Loss of a Pet and founder of the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement.
The Interfaith Association of Animal Chaplains provides free phone counseling to bereaved pet owners. Each Chaplain works independently to serve people and animals in need. To find Animal Chaplains in your area, go to Animal Chaplains.com and click on "clergy list."
Pet Loss Support GroupsPeninsula Humane Society (in San Mateo, CA) offers a pet loss support group meeting at 7:00-8:30pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month. For information, contact Malu Trehan at 650/340-7022 ext. 344 or visit http://peninsulahumanesociety.org/upcoming/ongoing.html#loss
Bittersweet Animal Hospice & Grief Recovery, 2620 Northgate Mall, San Rafael, CA 415-760-9462 Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30pm
The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, 2700 9th Street, Berkeley, CA 510-845-7735 Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30pm
Animal Care Center, 6470 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 707-527-2788 Meets on Mondays, 6:30-7:30
SFSPCA, 243 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA 415-554-3050 Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9pm
The Redwood Empire Veterinary Medical Association Pet Loss Support Group, Brookdale Lodge @ Paulin Creek, 2375 Range Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 707-527-9330 Meets Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15pm
BooksHere's a book that many people have found useful.
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