Pet Loss

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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 at the SPCA of Solano County in the Education Classroom, located at 2200 Peabody Rd, Vacaville, CA 95687.  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.

Pet Loss support group facebook page

 

httPS://www.facebook.com/SolanoSPCAPetlosssupport/

 

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.

 

 

 

Reading List

For adults:

*  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 

 

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

Jill.goodfriend@gmail.com

 

Davis:  Yolo Hospice Pet Loss Support Group:  Meets with no fee, first Monday of every month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, Davis, CA.  www.yolohospice.org website.  (800) 491-7711; (530) 601-5756.

 

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 micheles@hopehopspice.com

 

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


Marin: www.marinhumanesociety.org/resources/bereavement.html

 

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.  lreynolds@phs-spca.org

 

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.  vickis@hospiceeastbay.org

 

Nationwide/Vallejo  Nikki Hospice Help LIne (707) 557-8595  www.pethospice.org or email info@pethospice.org. 

Additional Resources

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-8255

 

 

Caring for people caring for animals

www.cfpcfa.net 

 

 

Amanda Tull

Special services I can provide include: 

--Blessings for new animals that come into your lives;

--Grief support for those who have experienced the loss of a pet;

--Celebration of Life or Memorial Service--honoring the life of your beloved pet. Each celebration is individualized based on what you want.

Please contact me at revamandatull@gmail.com or 707.642.0740.  I will respond to your email or voice mail as quickly as possible.

 

Lynn Cohen

Marriage and Family Therapist

348 Cernon St., Suite E, Vacaville, CA 95688

(707)452-9466

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Kent Hart MD (Psychiatry)

1627 Oak Ave Ste C

Davis, CA 95616

(530)756-1750

 

Northbay Hospice and Bereavement Support

www.northbay.org

(707)646-3595

Linda Priblle, MA, BCC, Bereavement Coordinator

LPribble@Northbay.org (email)

 

International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)

www.iaahpc.org

 

 

 Barbara Hodges DVM

Complimentary holistic care for compainion animals throughout their lives

docbhodgesdvm@yahoo.com (email)

(707)678-4794

 

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