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Pet Loss Counseling and Support Services in Washington
Humane Society and SPCA of Seattle/King County
Address: 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005-4492
Phone: (425) 641-0080.
Fax: (425) 747-2985.
The Pet loss Support Group meets every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in the Humane Society Library. To confirm meeting time and date please call (425) 641-0080.
Kent D. Boruff, BA, MSW, Registered Counselor and Hypnotherapist
Address: New Becomings, 2505 Cedarwood Suite 2, Bellingham, WA 98225
Pet bereavement counseling, especially pertaining to loss of long time pets and service animals, is available at reasonable rates, in individual or group settings. Christian-based approach available on request. Please call for more information or to book an appointment.
Letitia H. Gray, MA, LMHC
Address: Edmonds, WA
Phone: (425) 745-2750
In my private practice, I work with individuals who are faced with loss and life transitions. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington. I also have training in the effects and treatment of trauma, depression and anxiety, A.D.D./A.D.H.D., and bereavement. As a therapist, I understand the complexity of the grief process. As an animal lover, I understand the pain of losing a beloved animal. With this background and experience, I have been providing pet bereavement workshops and individual therapy to clients for the loss of companion animals. I offer my professional training and personal experience to clients to use as they need on their own grief journey.
Address: 10030 Holly Drive, Everett, WA
Contact: David Haarsager, Director
Phone: (206) 571-4439
If you find yourself facing the heartbreak of losing your beloved family pet, understanding your options for final care can provide some much needed comfort. We understand that transporting a pet after life can be difficult for many people. We offer home pickup, a paw print in soft clay, certificate of private cremation and the return of your pet’s ashes in a beautiful urn. Many pet owners today are choosing pet cremation as a respectful final care solution. You may choose to keep your companion near you or honor a favorite place you and your pet enjoyed. Pet cremation has become the most popular alternative for pet owners seeking respectful options in final care. Pet cremation is a compassionate, dignified and respectful way to honor a member of your family. We believe that every pet deserves to be handled with dignity, care and respect.
Address: 545 Rainier Blvd. N. Suite 16, Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone: (425) 557-7898
Contact: Carol Airone
Carol is a therapist with a Masters Degree in Counseling. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, State Certified Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Carol has a deep love and respect for animals. She offers a warm, safe environment to help those facing or enduring the loss of a pet. Her compassion and understanding helps facilitate the mourning process.
Jennifer Streit, LMHC
Phone: (206) 938-8538
Jennifer Streit is a psychotherapist with a special interest in people, their pets and grief and loss. She has been doing psychotherapy since 1989. Jennifer’s pack of 5 pets has had multiple medical problems from a ruptured disc to lymphoma. Having loved many pets throughout her life, Jennifer knows the pain of losing a beloved pet (family member!). Combining her love for animals and her psychotherapeutic background, Jennifer works with many clients who are dealing with the emotional stressors of medically compromised pets and their loss.
Human Animal Solutions
Address: 612 Carpenter Road SE Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: (360) 493-2586
Contact: Ann R. Howie, LICSW, ACSW.
I use a supportive style to help people find their own path through their grief. I have worked as a counselor since 1987, have provided pet loss support groups since 1989, and have worked in hospice and bereavement for more than 10 years. My master's degree is in clinical social work (counseling), and I have both state (LICSW) and national credentials (ACSW) as a counselor. I have enjoyed animals in my life since birth, and as a child I perplexed my parents by developing funerals and burial plots for all my pets who died.
Susan J. Perry, MSW
Address: 3047 78th Ave. SE, Suite 200, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 236-1544
Susan Perry is a Washington State Certified Social Worker in private practice. She has twelve years of experience working with individuals and couples around a variety of issues including various aspects of the human-animal bond. She counsels people and co-teaches classes on end-of-life decisions with companion animals including pet loss. Offers workshops to various organizations on coping with the process of pet loss.
Pet Loss Counseling
Address: 2222 State Ave NE, Ste. B, Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: (360) 236-1346
Message: (360) 786-6657
Fax: (360) 956-7455
Contact: Gloria J. Roettger, M.S., CMHC
Gloria Roettger is a Certified Mental Health Counselor in private practice. She has done pet loss counseling since 1984 and has worked with individuals, couples, children, and families. She offers supportive counseling for persons dealing with the decision of euthanasia, coping with the disappearances of a pet and for those grieving their pet's death. Sessions by appointment. Will do telephone consultation. Available for presentations and workshops.
Address: Port Orchard, WA
Phone: (360) 871-1614 (Voice/FAX)
Contact: Mary M. Harvey, BA
Mary is a Certified Bereavement Facilitator through the American Academy of Bereavement. She has provided grief and loss counseling to individuals and groups for ten years, focusing on the unique and loving relationship between humans and animals. Mary is a consultant to veterinarians and the Kitsap Humane Society. Support groups offered. Telephone consults available.
Pet Loss Support Hotline
Address: Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA
Phone: (509) 335-5704
Trained WSU veterinary student volunteers staff the phones as compassionate listeners from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday-Thursday and 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Calls received after hours will be promptly returned on a collect basis.
People-Pet Partnership Pet Loss Partnership
Address: College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Box 647010 Pullman, WA 99164-7010
Phone: (509) 335-1303
TDD: (509) 335-1179
Fax: (509) 335-6094
Hope and Healing Therapy
Address: 4500 Ninth Avenue NE, Suite 300. Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 633-6141
Fax: (206) 366-0891
Contact: Carolann Freedman, MA, NCC, CT
Carolann is a nationally certified counselor and a member of the American Academy of Bereavement and the National Death Educators Association. Carolann specializes in supporting people through their grief. Her heartfelt compassion and knowledge about how to support those who have lost a beloved animal companion make her a frequent speaker and referral source for holistic and critical care veterinarians. She would be delighted to schedule a free 30 minute consultation to hear your needs and concerns. Visit her website, or call for a brochure. Home visits may be available. Carolann wants you to know you need not go through pet loss alone!
Seattle Animal Shelter
Address: 2061 15th Avenue West, Seattle WA
Contact: Connie Starr
Phone: (425) 283-6345
The group meets every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Conference Room at the Seattle Animal Shelter. There is no fee to attend. Donations to the Help the Animals Fund are welcome and appreciated.
Thula M. Weisel
Address: 902. E. Highland Dr., Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: (206) 324-8958
Address: Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 683-1561.
I facilitate group and individual counseling and workshops on a variety of issues including bereavement, life transition, and disenfranchised losses, one of which is the loss of a beloved pet. I am an animal lover with several cats. I have an MA in Applied Interfaith Theology, certification as a Bereavement Facilitator through American Academy of Bereavement, and certification in Thanatology (the study of death, dying, and bereavement) by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).
Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County
Address: 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: (253) 284-5809
The group meets every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Humane Society shelter. Anyone who is grieving the loss of a beloved pet is welcome to attend. Participation is free and pre-registration is not required.