Pet Loss and Grief Support Resources
Local Pet Loss Support Groups
Animal Emergency & Referral Center Pet Loss Support Oakdale, MN 651-501-3766 St. Paul, MN 651-293-1800
Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Services pet loss support group. Eden Prairie, MN 952-746-5752
Companion Animal Love Loss and Memories (CALLM) pet loss support group
University of MN, Veterinary Medical Center
Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley Pet Loss Support Group – This group is an ongoing, informal support group for adults 16 years and older led by compassionate facilitators. The drop-in groups are provided to the public for free, and reservations are not required to attend.
Other Local Resources
Animal Humane Society of Minnesota Behavior Hotline – Animal Humane Society’s Behavior Helpline is a helpful resource to reach out to with any questions you may have regarding your pet’s behavior.
10 AM – 6 PM, everyday
Foster My Pet – Helping families in crisis keep their pets.
www.fostermypet.org or (651) 503-0045
Counselors Specializing in Grief and Loss
Center for Grief, Loss, and Transition – The Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering hope and healing for people during the difficult times in their lives. http://www.griefloss.org or (651) 641-0177
Argus Institute at Colorado State University Grief Resources – The Argus Institute provides free grief counseling relating to pet loss and support to those making end-of-life decisions for their pets.
Veterinary Wisdom for Pet Parents – Caring for people who care for pets.www.veterinarywisdomforpetparents.com
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Pet Loss Hotline The ASPCA is here to help provide compassion and support for grieving pet owners.
Pet Loss Support Hotlines
Tufts University pet loss hotline
University of Illinois pet loss support hotline
Washington State University pet loss hotline
We are pleased to recommend several local cremation services. Call or email for a list of our recommendations.
End of Life Pet Photography
Sarah Beth Photography – Joy Sessions
Whether you’ve spent a short time or a lifetime with your pet, saying goodbye is the hardest thing you’ll have to do. These special, end-of-life sessions are just for terminally ill or elderly pets.
Locally Made Pet Memorial Items
Pet Reliquaries by Lisa–The permanently sealed reliquary lockets are designed to hold a small memento of your pet: ashes, hair, a feather, whisker, or photo, in honor of the important relationship you had. Jennifer Illustrations–Beautiful pet portraits. Wag to Love – Hand painted pet portraits.
Ascension Art Glass–Glass blown memorials that incorporate your pet’s ashes.
MN made wooden urns-Etsy store–These lidded bowls are popular as a final resting place for the ashes of beloved pets, and can be customized with the name of your pet.
Ever My Pet-MN urn supplier–At Ever My Pet, a Minnesota company, people grieving the loss of a beloved pet can shop from home from over 800 pet tributes and memorial urns for the perfect tribute and the perfect inscription.
Nelli Designs Candles–NelliDesigns is a Minnesota based candle company specializing in pet-inspired candles.
Pet Sympathy Stones –Large stones for the garden or indoors can be personalized to best represent your beloved pet.
Midwest Cremation Services–In addition to urns, MCS offers a line of jewelry that holds a small amount of your pet’s ashes.
Paws Forever Handcrafted Products – Beautiful, modern, and totally customize-able pet urns, made in Minnesota.
Emergency Veterinary Clinics
651-501- 3766 | 1163 Helmo Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128
651-293- 1800 | 1542 W 7 th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
612-626- 8387 | 1365 Gortner Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108
763-754- 5000 | 1850 Aberdeen St NE, Blaine, MN 55449
763-754- 9434 | 1615 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
952-942- 8272 | 7717 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
763-529- 6560 | 4708 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422