Pet Loss Support/Resources
Coping with Grief
Last Wishes would like to introduce a very special person in our community whose passion is to help pet owners work through and overcome the grief of losing their beloved companion.
Lynn Davidson, M.Ed, LPC, founder of Pet Bereavement Counseling Services tells us,
“From the moment animals enter our lives, they become family members. The loss of these companion animals can bring forth many different emotions including guilt, anger, denial, extreme sadness or depression.
There is no time limit for resolving the grief associated with pet loss. Resolution comes with understanding and working through the various emotions. Often the help of a bereavement counselor is needed.
Pet Bereavement Counseling Services offers comfort and support to those whose lives have been altered due to the loss of a pet.”
Lynn Davidson, M.Ed, LPC
Social Media outlets for pet loss support
This is a small private group comprised of pet owners who have just experienced a loss, anticipating a loss, and those willing to share their experiences of loss. Since this page is not public, you will need to search for it in your FaceBook search bar and request permission to join.
Private Counseling in Houston:
Lynn Davidson, MEd, LPC, Pet Bereavement Counseling Services
2400 Westheimer, Suite 209W, Houston, TX 77098
Becky Reiter, BA, LPC, Eddins Counseling Group
1501 Crocker St. #1
Houston TX 77019
Sinead Lancaster, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1016 N. Houston Ave, Ste A
Humble, TX 77388
Pet Loss Resources:
ASPCA National Pet Loss Hotline – 877-GRIEF-10 (1-877-474-3310). This is a 24-hr direct line to the ASPCA’s psychologist and grief counselor, Dr. Stephanie LaFarge, PhD. www.aspca.org. Iams Pet Loss Support Hotline – 1-888-332-7738 – M-F 9am-5pm Eastern
SPCA of Texas, Dallas. (214) 461-5131 – All calls are returned within 24 hours.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine – 607-253-3932. 6pm – 9pm, EST, Tues-Thurs. www.vetcornell.edu/org/petloss/
Argus Institute at CSU Veterinary Medical Center – 970-297-1242. www.argusinstitute.colostate.edu
***The following links are to Pet Loss Books -
Pet Loss Books for Adults:
When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing - Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Grieving The Death of a Pet – Betty J. Carmack
Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet – Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed.
Pet Loss and Human Bereavement – William Kay
Animals as Teachers and Healers – Susan Chernak McElroy
A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend – Herb and Mary Montgomery
Pet Loss : A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children – Herbert A. Neiburg, Ph.D.
It’s Okay To Cry – Maria Luz Quintana
Pet Loss Books for Children:
A Gentle Goodbye
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