Support

We hope some of the resources below will help your grief.

The Loss Counseling Center of Washington D.C.

Celia A. Ward, Ph.D., CGP
Clinical Psychologist
3030 - Q Street - N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
202-997-5924

Pet Loss Counseling

Robyn S. Zeiger, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
301-445-7333
Silver Spring Area

Pet Bereavement Seminars
at the Montgomery County Humane Society

Has your pet died, or are anticipating the death of your special friend? Meet with others who are experiencing the same sense of loss, in a discussion group led by an experienced grief counselor.

Seminars are held in the education room at the Montgomery County Humane Society every 3rd Wednesday of each month, and begins at 7:30 pm.

The seminars are free, but reservations are required by the preceding Friday. No walk-ins, please. Call 240-773-5973.

Pet Bereavement Seminars
at the Frederick County Humane Society

Pet bereavement sessions are available for anyone who has suffered the loss of a beloved pet. These sessions can also be helpful for pet owners who are considering options for an aging or seriously ill pet.

Sessions are facilitated by graduate students and/or professors in the Department of Thanatology at Hood College.

They are held at our facility on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.

There is no fee, but please call to reserve a seat. 301-694-8300, ext. 0.

Our Bereavement Books

We carry several warm, helpful and comforting books about life with our animal friends. Here are just a few. Please consult our website for further reading, (under Products).

Good-Bye My Friend: Grieving the Loss of a Pet
With the loss of a cherished animal comes the pain of grief. Good-Bye My Friend provides consolation at the time of death and throughout the grieving process. Denial, anger, guilt, sadness and other commonly experienced emotions are discussed. Bereaved pet owners are assured that these feelings are normal and that there is no single right way to grieve. Suggestions are offered on a variety of concerns: Finding outlets for grief, Helping children deal with the death, Selecting a memorial. This book is both helpful and ideal to give to anyone who has lost an animal friend.

Forever in My Heart: Remembering My Pet's Life (A fill-in book for adults)
This book is a gentle guide for looking back at a pet's life from the joyful beginning to the sad farewell and to all that lay in between. When finished it becomes a treasury of memories to live on in the heart.

I Remember: A Book about My Special Pet (A fill-in book for children)
To grieve well is to remember well. This book provides spaces for photos, drawings and written memories. When completed it becomes a cherished record of a child's life shared with a special animal.