Kelly Palm DVM
SPCA of Solano County
and staff veterinarian Cal West Pet Hospital
In Loving Memory of Lucy
SPCA of Solano County Pet Loss Support Group
Group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 7 -8:30 pm via zoom. This is a free service but donations are always accepted. Bring a photo of your beloved pet to share. The group will be facilitated by a mental health professional, Bonnie Mader, a pioneer in the field of pet loss and human emotion and the co-founder of the Pet Loss Support Hotline. The first 45 minutes Dr. Kelly Palm, the other co-founder of the Pet Loss Support Hotline will be there to answer medical questions. Here are the links.
▶︎ Join our group via our waiting room using this link:
▶︎ In the Zoom website, click on “JOIN A MEETING” then enter our Meeting ID# 828 2874 5826 to join our group via our waiting room.
OR USE YOUR PHONE
▶︎ Use your phone to attend our group as an audio-only participant by dialing either of these numbers:
+1 669 900 6833; when prompted, enter meeting ID 828 2874 5826;
+1 253 215 8782; when prompted, enter meeting ID 828 2874 5826
Pet Loss support group facebook page
The purpose of this page is to promote the Pet Loss Support group at the SPCA in Vacaville. This page is not to give or receive advise on loss of a pet. Feel free to share with other pet owners during this difficult time pictures of your beloved pet.
* Grieving the Death of a Pet by Dr. Betty Carmack
* Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children by Herbert Nieburg and Arlene Fischer
* A Snowflake in My Hand by Samantha Mooney
* Coping With Sorrow On the Loss of Your Pet by Moira Anderson
* Joy in a Wooly Coat by Julie Adams Church
* Coping With The Loss of a Pet by Christina M. Lemieux, Ph.D.
Especially for Children
* Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
* Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
* The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
* When a Pet Dies by Fred Rogers
* I'll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm
For more pet loss reading material go to the pet loss handouts tab
On line Resources
Other Pet Loss Support Groups
Berkeley East-Bay Humane Society Pet Loss Group : meets third Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm at 2700 9th Street at Carleton, in West Berkely. (510) 845-7735. www.berkeleyhumane.org Drop-in. Free with donations much appreciated. Facilitator: Jill Goodfriend (510) 393-1359
Dublin Pet Loss Group meets second and fourth Mondays 7-8:30 pm at Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave, Dublin. Free with donations. Contact Michele Shimamura to register (925) 683-8463 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayward Pet Grief Support Group meets second Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm. Free. Contact Rev. Nancy Schluntz for registration and address, Nancy@Schluntz.com (510) 969-6122
San Francisico SPCA Pet Loss Group meets first Tuesday at 243 Alabama St. San Francisco, CA 7:30- 9 pm. (415) 554-3000. www.sfspca.org Free, drop-in group. Facilitator: Betty Carmack (414) 334- 5036.
San Mateo: Pennisula Humane Society and SPCA Pet Loss Group meets second Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame 94010. Free. Drop-in. Coordinator: Lindsay Reynolds (650) 340-7022 x 344. email@example.com
Walnut Creek Pet Loss Group meets second Tuesday, 5:30-7 pm at ARF, 2890 Mitchell Drive. Free drop-in group. Facilitatior: Vicki Smith (925) 887-5678 ext 1075. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikki Hospice Help LIne (707) 557-8595
www.pethospice.org or email email@example.com.
Pet Memorials and Cemeteries
Suicide Prevention Hotline
Caring for people caring for animals
Marriage and Family Therapist
348 Cernon St., Suite E, Vacaville, CA 95688
Northbay Hospice and Bereavement Support
Linda Priblle, MA, BCC, Bereavement Coordinator
International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)
Barbara Hodges DVM
Complimentary holistic care for compainion animals throughout their lives
12 Ways to Memorialize you pet. http://iheartdogs.com/12-ways-to-remember-a-beloved-dog/
Bruce was a wonderful loyal dog that belonged to Kalee, a previous employee of the SPCA. He was so good natured he participated in pet therapy while he lived in California. May he rest in peace. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Lola was rescued from the SPCA with underlying multiple medical issues that were terminal. She passed away soon after she was adopted by a loving family. She was lucky to have shared her last months in such a fantastic loving home. She will be missed.
Elway was a fighter right up til the end. He was one of those special dogs that helped a family through a very difficult time in their lives, the death of a spouse/father. When he was diagnosed with cancer years later he underwent chemotherapy which extended his life almost a year because of his devoted family. Godspeed Elway you were much more to this family than "a dog".
Comet was one of those special dogs that you could never say anything bad about. He was one of our pet therapists providing emotional support to the seniors in assisted living in Vacaville. He will be greatly missed by all his family and everybody whose heart he touched.
Buck, a "special needs" dog will be missed by his family. He loved chasing the pool sweep.
Deja was adopted from the SPCA as a teenager. She tragically died recently from accident. She will be truly missed by her family Sarah and Andrew. She left pawprints on their hearts.