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Note: The University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine pet loss hotline has been discontinued.


SUPPORT GROUPS:

Ft. Lauderdale: The Humane Society of Broward County, Education Department, 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Reservations required. Please call the Education Center 954.266.6848 or e-mail cneff@hsbroward.com. http://www.humanebroward.com/grievingpets1.html

Miami/Hialeah Gardens: Maritza Lopez, St. Catherine's West Rehabilitation Hospital, 8850 NW 122nd Street, Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018, 305-531-7025, malopez@catholichospice.org. Meets every 2nd and 4th thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is no need to make an appointment; meetings are free.

Miami: Miami: Humane Society of Greater Miami. Meetings are held at 5pm - 7:00pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Soffer and Fine Adoption Center, 16101 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33160. If you would like to attend these meetings or have questions, please call 305-749-1837 or contact Michelle at petlosssupport@humanesocietymiami.org. For more information visit: http://humanesocietymiami.org/programs/pet-loss-support

Naples: Avow PAWS Program, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105, 239-261-4404, http://www.avowhospice.org, avowinfo@avowhospice.org. Our pet-loss support group is offered the 3rd Monday of every month from 3:30 - 4:30 PM at the Ispiri community center on the Avow campus.

Naples: Humane Society of Naples, Education Center, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North in Naples, 34104, next to the Naples Municipal Airport, one block south of Enterprise Avenue. Contact Arlene Ponack at (239) 601-7548. Meets 12 pm to 1:30 pm the first and third Sunday of each month. Free. http://www.HSNaples.org, info@HSNaples.org

Sarasota: Bentley Casto, Bentley's House, Unity Church of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota, Florida 34231, (941) 955-3301 Ext.23 OR (941) 359-1034, moniquemlarryc@hotmail.com, http://www.bentleyshousepetlosssupport.com/

Seminole: Pinellas Animal Foundation, 10825 Seminole Blvd., Bldg. A, Unit 3, Seminole, FL 34648, Crystal Finnis, MS; Judith Gammonley, RNC, Ed.D., (727) 347-PETS (7387) (call for current schedule), http://www.pinellasanimalfoundation.org/index.php/programs/pet-loss-support/. Also offers telephone counseling.

Tampa: Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation, P.O. Box 9431, Tampa, FL 33674-9431, (727) 221-4804, http://www.hahf.org/programs/petloss.html, ExeDirector@hahf.org

W. Palm Beach: Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists, 3884 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406, 561-702-6513. Our group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. Join us at Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists for friends and refreshments. Contact Andrea for details or to sign up. Free. http://www.palmbeachvetspecialists.com/

Winter Park: Holly Cox, LMFT, 1850 Lee Road, Suite 103, Winter Park, FL 32789, 407.913.4988, holly@lotustherapycenter.com, http://www.lotustherapycenter.com. Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.; free. RSVP preferred but not required.


COUNSELORS:

Boca Raton: Lawrence Kaufman, 7301 W Palmetto Park RD, Ste. 201A, Boca Raton, FL, 33433, 561-498-2200, petlossgriefrelief@gmail.com, http://www.petlossgriefrelief.com

Delray Beach: Caryn Goldberg, PhD, MS, Healthy Insights, Inc., 5150 Linton Blvd, Suite 310, Delray Beach, FL 33484, 561-498-8585, http://www.healthyinsights.com/drgoldberg.html, caryng1002@aol.com

Ft. Lauderdale: Marge Grossman: I am so sorry for your loss and am ready and able to offer support. I have received certification thru the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement and am conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale, across from the Galleria Mall and behind Borders Books. For further information, please visit my website at http://www.networktherapy.com/margegrossman. Thank you. Marge Grossman, 915 Middle River Dr, Suite 415, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954-551-4687, margegrossman@comcast.net

Ft. Lauderdale: Lawrence E. Artus, LMHC,LMFT, 16 SE 18 Street, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316, 954-467-6454, arlaw4952@comcast.net

Ft. Lauderdale: Sharon Roseman, L.C.S.W., Possibilities Counseling Services, P.A., 1975 E. Sunrise Blvd, #513, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954-895-6031, royalcats@aol.com

Gainesville: Barbara Welsch, Ph.D., DVM, Compassionate Way Mobile Veterinary Hospice, 420 NW 32nd St., Gainesville, FL 32607, 352-727-2906, http://compassionateway.weebly.com, psychvet@hotmail.com

Lighthouse Point: Rev. Dee Siat, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist & Animal Clergy, 2130 N.E. 41st Street, Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064, 954 471-7651, support@petseverlasting.com, http://petseverlasting.com

Maitland: GroundWork Counseling, 400 South Orlando Avenue Suite 206, Maitland, FL 32751, 407-378-3000, http://www.GroundWorkCounseling.com, Courtney@GroundWorkCounseling.com

Naples: Avow PAWS Program, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105, 239-261-4404, http://www.avowhospice.org, avowinfo@avowhospice.org. Counseling, telephone counseling, and pet loss support group.

St. Petersburg: Roxanne Griffin, MS, LMHC, Pets Loved and Lost, 111 2nd Ave NE #918, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 727-641-3819, http://www.petslovedandlost.org, mcmsincroxanne@hotmail.com

Sarasota: Thom & Jonquil Williams, Animal Healings, Pelham Road, Durham, NC 27713, 941-321-8484, http://animalhealings.com/grief.html, thom@animalhealings.com

Rockledge: Reverend/Chaplain Karen j Kobrin Cohen, Certified Animal Chaplain, 230 Pebble Hill Way, Rockledge, FL 32955, 703-474-5799, http://www.animalchaplain.info, chaplainkarenjcohen@gmail.com

Winter Park: Holly Cox, LMFT, 1850 Lee Road, Suite 103, Winter Park, FL 32789, 407.913.4988, holly@lotustherapycenter.com, http://www.lotustherapycenter.com

Winter Park: Sharife Gacel, MS, NCC, RMHCI, Koi Counseling, 5971 Brick Court, Suite 2121, Winter Park, FL, 32792, 407-435-6306, http://www.koicounseling.com, sharife@koicounseling.com


IN-HOME EUTHANASIA/HOSPICE:

Broward County: Dr. Mary Gardner, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice and Euthanasia, Broward County, (954) 778-8908, http://www.lapoflove.com, SouthFL@lapoflove.com

Broward County: Dr. Yolanda Ochoa Hennekens, DVM, Veterinary House Calls for Pets, Inc., Broward County, FL, 954-850-9786, http://www.Vet2YourPet.com, dr.yolanda@vet2yourpet.com

Ft. Lauderdale: Pet Loss At Home, 8am-8pm, Seven Days/Week, Multiple Veterinarians, Better Availability, One Hour Radius of Fort Lauderdale, (877) 219-4811, http://www.PetLossAtHome.com

Gainesville: Dr. Jen Bansel, (352) 505-2258, drjen@lapoflove.com, http://www.lapoflove.com

Gainesville: Barbara Welsch, Ph.D., DVM, Compassionate Way Mobile Veterinary Hospice, 420 NW 32nd St., Gainesville, FL 32607, 352-727-2906, http://compassionateway.weebly.com, psychvet@hotmail.com

Jacksonville: Dr. Tiffany Mosley, (904) 508-0323, drtiffany@lapoflove.com, http://www.lapoflove.com

Lakeland: Dr. Melissa Hood, (863) 268-5988, drmelissa@lapoflove.com, http://www.lapoflove.com

Miami: Dr. Hilda Amoros, Pet Loss At Home, 8am-8pm, Seven Days A Week, Within 1-3 Hours Notice, available within one hour radius of Miami, 877-219-4811, http://www.PetLossAtHome.com

Miami: Dr. Ursula Dell, (305) 981-6519, drdell@lapoflove.com, http://www.lapoflove.com

Naples: Dr. Suzanne Brough, (941) 237-0616, drsuzanne@lapoflove.com, http://www.lapoflove.com

Orlando: Dr. Kiva Jones, Lap Of Love Veterinary Hospice, Orlando, FL, 407-852-8480, http://www.lapoflove.com, Orlando@LapofLove.com

Ormond Beach: Dr. Debra Volenec, Angels At The End, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, (386) 562-5329, http://www.AngelsAtTheEnd.com

Osprey: Dr. Nicole Kennedy, Pets Remembered, LLC, 678 Faith Ave., Osprey, FL 34229, 855-738-7322, 855-PET-PEACE, http://www.petsremembered.net, Sales@petsremembered.net

Palm Beach County: Dr. Kim Simons, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice and Euthanasia, Palm Beach county, (561) 800-0192, http://www.lapoflove.com, DrKim@lapoflove.com

Sarasota and surrounding areas: Dr. Marguerite Voorhees, (941) 404-6058, drvoorhees@lapoflove.com, http://www.lapoflove.com

St Petersburg Area: (Pinellas county) - Dr. Cherie Buisson, 727-302-8131, drb@lapoflove.com, http://www.lapoflove.com

Tampa (Hillsborough, Pasco counties): Dr. Dani McVety - 813-407-9441, drdani@lapoflove.com, http://www.lapoflove.com

West Palm Beach: Dr. Rachel Thauberger, Pet Loss At Home, 8am-8pm, Seven Days A Week, Within 1-3 Hours Notice, One hour radius of West Palm Beach, 877-219-4811, http://www.PetLossAtHome.com


CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES:

Apopka: Greenbrier - Your Afterlife Pet Care Specialists, 3703 W. Kelly Park Rd Apopka, FL 32712, 800-257-2107407-886-2620, http://www.greenbrierpets.com, greenpr3@earthlink.net. Serves FL, GA, TN, AL, MI; two registered grief counselors and registered pet funeral director on staff. Belleview: Central Florida Pet Crematory, 10505 SE 36th Ave., Belleview, FL 34420, 352-307-2256, cfpcc@aol.com

Bradenton: Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory, 6060 28th St E, Bradenton, FL 34203-5303, (941) 751-5044, http://www.belspuroaks.com, BelspurOaks@Verizon.Net

Cape Coral: Cape Coral Pet Crematory, 950 Country Club Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990, 238-574-7400, http://www.CapeCoralPetCrematory.com, http://www.CapeCrematory.com, Peaches@CapeCrematory.com

Deerfield Beach: Paws and Cherish, 4340 NW 19th Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33064, 954-971-9966, linda@pawsandcherish.com, http://www.pawsandcherish.com (cremation)

Deland: Noah's Ark Boarding Kennel and Pet Cemetery, 3725 Marsh Rd., Deland, FL 32724-9713, (904) 736-9848, http://www.noahsarkboarding.com/

Englewood: Pet Passings, Lemon Bay Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 2 Buchans Landing, Englewood, FL 34223, 941-474-5575, http://www.kays-ponger.com/, info@kays-ponger.com

Ft. Walton Beach: Kindred Hearts, Pet Bereavement Services, 29 Hughes Street, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, (850) 244-3800, http://www.kindredheartshome.com, info@kindredheartshome.com

Gainesville: Cherished Memories Pet Cremation Services, 2225 NW 66th Court, Gainesville, FL 32653, 352-336-8888, http://www.thecherishedmemories.com, http://cherished-memories-gainesville.tripod.com/, michael@thecherishedmemories.com

Harbour Heights: My Pet's Cremation LLC, 2620 Highlands Rd. Ste. A, Harbour Heights, FL 33983, 866-355-5924, 941-625-2855, mypetscremation@aol.com, http://www.mypetscremation.com

Holiday: Pets at Peace - Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, 4910 Bartelt Road, Holiday, FL 34690, 727-937-7555, http://www.petpassages.com/default.asp, http://dobiesfuneralhome.com/, dobiesfh@aol.com

Hudson: Love Pet Cemetery, 15936 Dane Lane, Hudson, FL 34667, (727) 868-5848

Hudson: Pets at Peace - Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, 9944 Hudson Avenue, Hudson, FL 34669, 727-868-4441, http://www.petpassages.com/default.asp, http://dobiesfuneralhome.com/, dobiesfh@aol.com

Jacksonville: Good Shepherd Pet Services, Inc., 9802 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256, (904) 632-0841, (866) 332-3738, http://www.goodshepherdpet.com, gspet@goodshepherdpet.com

Jacksonville: Jacksonville Pet Funeral Homes and Pet Crematory, 1815 Corporate Square Boulevard, Ste 106, Jacksonville, FL 32216, (904) 731-3868 or (904) 724-5556, http://www.jacksonvillepetcrematory.com/

Lakeland: All Paws Go To Heaven Pet Cremation, 1223 Olive St., Lakeland, FL 33815, 863-669-PAWS(7297), http://www.allpawsgotoheaven.com/, info@allpawsgotoheaven.com

Lakeland: Lasting Paws Pet Cremation, Inc., 1818 Olive Street, Lakeland, FL 33815, (863) 682-7297 (PAWS), http://www.lastingpaws.com, lastingpaws@aol.com

Lakeland: Polk County Pet Crematory, Heath Funeral Chape, 328 South Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801, 863-682-0111, http://www.heathfuneralchapel.com/, info@heathfuneralchapel.com

Lake Worth: Martino Pet Funeral & Cremation Service, 1225 North H St., Lake Worth, FL 33460, 561.386.3399, funeral81@yahoo.com, http://www.peturncatalog.com/catalog/?distributor_id=33460

Leesburg: Pet Haven Memorial Gardens at Lone Oak Cemetery, 306 Thomas Avenue, Leesburg, FL 34748, (352) 406-4968, http://www.cfdpc.com/, info@cfdpc.com

Miami: Pet Heaven Memorial Park, 10901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33174-1245, 800-427-1669, http://www.pet-heaven.com, support@pet-heaven.com

Micanopy Garden of Love Memorial Park, Hwy. 441, Micanopy, FL, (352) 377-7455, http://gardenoflove.org/, info@gardenoflove.org

Naples: Fuller Funeral Home's Pets at Peace, 4424 Tamiami Trail East, Bldg 2, Naples, FL 34112, (239) 417-5400, fax (239) 417-5404, http://www.fullerpetsatpeace.com, info@fullerpetsatpeace.com

New Port Richey: Pets at Peace, Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, 8825 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34653, 727-372-2550; 6616 Congress Street, New Port Richey, FL 34657, 727-841-7555, http://dobiesfuneralhome.com/, dobiesfh@aol.com

Okeechobee: Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery & Crematorium, 251 N.E. 300 St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, (941) 467-6377, (877) 332-3738 (toll free), info@twinoakspetcemetery.com, http://www.twinoakspetcemetery.com/

Orlando: Pine Castle Pet Crematory, 494 W Landstreet Rd. (behind 436), Orlando, FL 32824-7838, (407) 851-6292

Palm Harbor: Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Pet Cemetery, 1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683, 727-789-2000 (handles horses), http://www.curlewhillspetcemetery.com/, info@curlewhillspetcemetery.com

Palmetto: Companions Memorial Park Inc., 7777 Bayshore Rd., Palmetto, FL 34221-9756, (941) 722-5507

Pensacola: Gulf Coast Pet Crematory, Inc., 4771 Bayou Blvd., PMB 194, Pensacola, Florida 32503, 850-437-9639, jpgibson@cox.net, http://www.gulfcoastpetcrematory.com

Pinellas Park: Pet Angel Memorial Center, 6225 72nd Ave., N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781, 727-548-1456, http://www.petangelmemorialcenter.com, infopp@PetAngelMemorialCenter.com

Pinellas Park: Pinellas Memorial Pet Cemetery & Crematory, 6500 86th Ave., Pinellas Park, FL 34666-4715, (727) 544-1051

Plantation: Broward Pet Cemetery, 11455 NW 8th St., Plantation, FL 33325-1506, (954) 476-0743, http://www.browardpet.com/

Port Charlotte: Pet Passings, Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes, 2405 Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, 941-625-4113, http://www.kays-ponger.com/, info@kays-ponger.com

Port St. Lucie: All Heavenly Creatures Pet Crematory, 7664 South Federal Highway# 1 (US1), Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952, 772-878-2315, info@allheavenlycreatures.net, http://www.allheavenlycreatures.net/

Punta Gorda: Pet Haven Cemetery, 27200 Jones Loop Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33982-2384, (941) 637-0332, http://www.royalpalmmemorial.com/pet-haven-cemetery, info@royalpalmmemorial.com

Punta Gorda: Pet Passings, Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes, 635 East Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, 941-639-1133, http://www.kays-ponger.com/, info@kays-ponger.com

St. Petersburg: Pet Passages, Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. M.L. King Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704, 727-822-2059; 7820 38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, 727-347-6636, http://www.andersonmcqueen.com/what-we-do/pet-services, info@andersonmcqueen.com

Sarasota: All Pets Memorial Gardens, All Pets Hotel, 9725 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34220-4262, (941) 371-1200

Sarasota: Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory, Inc., 2122 Whitfield Park Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34243, (941) 751-5044, http://www.belspuroaks.com, Contact@BelspurOaks.Com

Sarasota: Sandy Lane Pet Cemetery, Sandy Lane Kennels, 5830 Hagerman Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232-6118, (941) 371-1223

Springfield: Pet Cremation Service, 15204 County Line Rd., Springfield, FL 34610, (727) 856-7566

Tampa: Honor Thy Pet Cremation Services, 101 American Center Place Ste. 211, Tampa, FL 33619, 813-957-7301, http://www.honorthypet.org, honorthypet@gmail.com

Tarpon Springs: Pets at Peace - Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, 701 East Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, 727-942-0515, http://www.petpassages.com/default.asp, http://dobiesfuneralhome.com/, dobiesfh@aol.com

Titusville: Best Friends Cremation, 685 Childre Avenue, Titusville, FL 32796, 321-264-2399, http://bestfriendscremation.tripod.com/, katluvr@bellsouth.net

Venice: Driftwood Pet Memorial Gardens & Crematories, 800 Laurel Ave., Venice, FL 34292-2719, (941) 485-6672

Venice: Pet Passings, Lemon Bay Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 1935 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293, 941-493-4900, http://www.kays-ponger.com/, info@kays-ponger.com

Vero Beach: Forever Family Pet Cremations, 850 33rd Ct. SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968, 772-226-0876, http://www.foreverfamilypc.com, info@foreverfamilypc.com

W. Palm Beach: Pet Columbarium (mausoleum), memorial garden and crematory, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, 3200 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, 561-472-8874, http://www.hspb.org/page.aspx?pid=234, info@hspb.org

Zephyrhills: Faithful Friends Pet Cremation, 5221 8th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542, (813) 788-3065, http://www.FaithfulFriendsCremation.com, Rachel@FaithfulFriendsCremation.com


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