Support Groups


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Anticipatory Grief Support Group

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 group discussion 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.

 The anticipatory grief support group is free.

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

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Grief 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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Looking for A different kind of support?
Email info@petlossresourcecenter.org to for additional resources.