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

 

Memorial Photos

McCovey
McCovey
Patty
Patty
Eli
Eli
Obie
Obie
Sierra
Sierra
Bruce
Bruce

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
Lola

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
Elway

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".

Sierra
Sierra
Buster
Buster
Candy
Candy
Tucker
Tucker
Comet
Comet

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.

Scooter
Scooter
Sherman
Sherman
Tommy
Tommy
Kiera
Kiera
Buck
Buck

Buck, a "special needs" dog will be missed by his family. He loved chasing the pool sweep.

Mya
Mya
Deja
Deja

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.

Charlie
Charlie
Mia
Mia
Maximus
Maximus
Jebidiah
Jebidiah
Gizmo
Gizmo
Sandy
Sandy

Sandy was rescued from a shelter and did some rescuing of her own. For a while she was a young boy's only companion. She will be greatly missed.

sugar
sugar
Apache
Apache
Sky
Sky
Barney
Barney

Barney will be always occupy a very special place in the hearts of the Souza Family who loved him dearly.....