Support Groups


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Anticipatory Grief Support

Our professional facilitators offer a safe environment where you can choose to share your feelings and struggles related to the care of your pet, the anticipatory loss of your beloved animal companion and the decisions ahead of you.

The one-on-one discussions includes stressors like:

  • Hearing of a new diagnosis

  • How care-giving impacts your day to day life, effects on relationships with others and work

  • Financial difficulties and resources available

  • Questions that linger, and most importantly, you’ll learn that you are not alone.

 Our anticipatory grief support is one-on-one support to help owners who are struggling with the anticipated loss of their pets. Designed with privacy in mind as each pet parent’s situation varies, our one-on-one support can be scheduled for a time that works for you.

Those interested can call 608-836-7297 or email info@petlossresourcecenter.org for more information. 


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Pet Loss Support Group

Free and open to anyone from the community who has lost their beloved pet.

  • Facilitated by Memorial Pet Services' Grief Support Counselor Linda Coletti or Saralyn Santoyo

  • Educational materials and support will be available on the grieving process and ways to help others including the emotional needs of children.

  • The meeting will have an open format, allowing plenty of time for questions and answers.

These 90 minute meetings have an open format, allowing pet parents' to share at their own discretion. Facilitators provide support only during these meetings.

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Email info@petlossresourcecenter.org to for additional resources. 

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