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Please note that dates and times of support group meetings often change without notice. Be sure to visit the website and/or contact the organization in advance to confirm meeting times and locations.

Buffalo Grove: Rebecca Murray, CVT, MA, LCPC, Veterinary Specialty Center, 1515 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, 847-499-5700, Two evening support groups: one meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday and one the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. No fee; please call to reserve a space. Adults only.

Burr Ridge: "Wings," Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, 100 Tower Drive, Suite 234, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, 630-325 1231, Helpline 630-325-1600,, Meets 7:30-9:00 PM on the first Wednesday of the month. There is no need to call ahead and the meetings are free. Donations made go to the CVMA foundation.

Chicago: The Anti-Cruelty Society hosts the bimonthly Working Through Pet Loss support group in its Education and Training Center (located at 169 W. Grand Ave.). The program is free, but pre-registration is required. To learn more and register, visit Other questions can be directed to

Chicago: Chicago: Pet Grief Group, PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Meets third Tuesday of each month, 7-8 p.m. For more information, visit or contact Kristin Buller at - 872-216-0255 (see counselor listing below). Please RSVP to Kristina Young at 773-687-4706 or email

Hinsdale: Monthly Pet grief group sponsored by the Hinsdale Animal Cemetery. Meets at 15 Spinning Wheel Rd., Hinsdale, IL 60521 (basement conference room). Meets at 6:30 pm the third Monday of each month; free. Facilitator: Joy Davy, MS, LCPC, NCC. For information call Joy Davy at 630-935-7915 or email,

Orland Park: Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR, Chartreuse Center. Chartreuse Center offers a monthly Pet Loss Workshop in partnership with Kremer Veterinary Services, Ltd. Shadow box memory activity or/and memory brick activity will be started and possibly completed at the workshop. The workshop meets at Kremer Veterinary Services office at 24020 W. Riverwalk Ct, Plainfield, IL from 6pm-8pm. Contact (815) 436-8387 for dates and to register. Cost is $45/person includes shadow box, $80/2 participants includes a shadow box and a memory brick activity. Please bring your items to include in your shadow box. Other supplies are provided. Chartreuse Center, 11309 Distinctive Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467, 815-556-9471,


Batavia: Rob Castillo, Creative Counseling Connections, 143 First Street Suite 207, Batavia, IL 60510, (630) 865-8399,,

Chicago: Kristin Buller, LCSW, 4256 N Ravenswood, Suite 303, Chicago, IL 60613, (872) 216-0255,,

Chicago: Nancy Curotto, Psy.D, Pet Loss Psychotherapy, 655 W Irving Park Rd, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60613, 312-409-7182,,

Chicago: Michelle Downey, Psy.D., Grief Drs. Our animals open our interior window to our emotions. I would be honored to listen to you and provide counsel as you transition with your pet when s/he ages, becomes ill, nears the Bridge or has left us. My practice is complimented by multiple years of showing and training small and large animals. Student, senior, and professional membership discounts. SKYPE at michelle.downeydoc, or make an appointment at North Shore (Evanston) and Chicago Loop offices. Hope to listen to you soon - Michelle. [Offers phone & Skype counseling.] Grief Drs., 180 N Michigan Ave #2404, Chicago IL, 312-656-2928,

Chicago: Joslyn K. Jelinek, LCSW, 3020 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657, (773) 517-3448,,

Evanston: Jerry M. Zabin, LCSW, Zabin and Associates, 2550 Crawford, Suite 12, Evanston, IL 60201, (847) 677-3055,,

Hinsdale: Joy Davy, M.S., LCPC, NCC, Therapist, 15 Spinning Wheel Road, Suite 417, Hinsdale, IL 60521, 630-935-7915,,

Orland Park: Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR, Chartreuse Center, 11309 Distinctive Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467, 815-556-9471,

Park Ridge: Linda S. Levi MA, LCPC, 1440 N. Renaissance Drive, Suite 320, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 824 9590,,

Chicago: Linda S. Levi MA, LCPC, 14611 No Ravenswood, Suite 205, Chicago, IL 60640, 847.207.2595,,

Schaumburg: Asako Hoichi, NCC, LCPC, Mindful Professional Counseling, 1900 East Golf Road, Suite 950, Schaumburg, IL 60173, (847) 899-3329,,

Schaumburg: Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB, Evolutions Behavioral Health, 1827 Walden Office Square, Schaumburg, IL, 847-386-8829,,


Aurora: Kari Trotsky, D.V.M., Peaceful Endings for Pets, 3900 Gabrielle Ln., P.O. Box 6601, Aurora, IL 60598 630-205-4275,, Serving Chicago and suburbs.

Chicago: Dr. Juliana Lyles, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Lap of Love, Chicago, IL, (847) 260-8066,,

Chicago: Dr. Jessica Miller, Your Pet's Wellness, 2319 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, (773) 697-8176,,

Chicago: Pet Loss At Home, 8am-8pm, Seven Days A Week, Within 1-3 Hours Notice, One Hour Radius of Greater Chicago Area Including All Suburbs. Multiple Veterinarians, Better Availability. 877-219-4811,

Chicago/Gilberts: Jessica Kriner, DVM, Compassionate Heart, Serving Chicago Suburbs & Rockford, Gilberts, IL 60136, (630) 402-6222,

Naperville: Lisa McIntyre, DVM, Hearthside Hospice and Euthanasia Services/The Welcome Waggin' Mobile Veterinary Service P.C., 3108 S. Route 59 Suite 124, Naperville, Il 60564, 630-699-3113,,


Please note that most veterinary clinics and many SPCAs/humane societies also offer cremation services.

Aurora: Pets Are Family, Too - Cremation Service, 4255 Westbrook Drive, Ste. 227, Aurora, IL 60504, 1-800-452-1957,

Cary: Fawnwoods of Windridge Memorial Park, P.O. Box 450, Cary, IL 60013, (847) 639-3883,

Chicago: Pets Are Family, Too - Cremation Service, 6471 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago, IL 60631; 1374 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60651; 736 W. Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613; 1-800-452-1957,

Crystal Lake: Pets Are Family, Too - Cremation Service, 41 N. Virginia, Unit B, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, 1-800-452-1957,

East Dundee: All Paws Pet Cremation & Remembrance Services, East Dundee, IL 60118, (847) 428-8144,,

Elmhurst: Elmlawn Pet Cemetery & Pet Crematorium, 401 E Lake St., Elmhurst, IL 60126-5500, (630) 833-9696,

Geneseo: Vandemore Pet Cremation Services, 580 E Ogden Ave., Geneseo, IL 61254, 309-944-1498,

Glen Ellyn: Pets Are Family, Too - Cremation Service, 1170 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, 1-800-452-1957,

Joliet: Kozy Acres Pet Cemetery and Crematorium, 18125 South Farrell Road, Joliet, IL 60432, 815-723-9588,,

Matteson: Pets Are Family, Too - Cremation Service, 4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 500, Matteson, IL 60443, 1-800-452-1957,

Mount Prospect: Pets Are Family, Too - Cremation Service, 1030 E. Northwest Hwy., Ste.100-101, Mount Prospect, IL 60056, 1-800-452-1957,

Mundelein: Family's Pet Cremation, 1290 Townline Road (Route 60), Mundelein, IL 60060, 847-970-9590,,

New Berlin: McCullough-Delaney & Butler Funeral Home, 714 E. Gibson St., New Berlin, IL 62670, 1-877-724-6381, 217-488-3535,,

O'Fallon: Devoted Friends Pet Cremation by Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave., O'Fallon, IL 62269, (618) 632-3713,,

Park Forest: Loving Memorial Pet Care, P.O. Box 181, Park Forest, IL 60466-0181, 708-278-0008,,

Pekin: Katy's Pet Burial Supplies/Cemetery & Crematory, 905 S 5th St., Pekin, IL 61554-4521, (309) 346-1065,

Peoria: Whispering Woods, Springdale Cemetery, 3014 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603, (309) 681-1400,,

Plainfield: Metro Animal Service, PO Box 74, Plainfield, IL 60585, (630) 904-1100,,

Quincy: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home (cremation), 1535 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301, (217) 222-4907,,

Rockford: Arlington Pet Cemetery, 6202 Charles St., Rockford, IL 61108-6823, (815) 399-5011,,>

Rockford: Pets Are Family, Too - Cremation Service, Perry Chapel, 6825 Weaver Road, Rockford, IL 61114, 815-282-6202, 1-800-452-1957,

Romeoville: Pets Are Family, Too - Cremation Service, 795 Forestwood Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446, 1-800-452-1957,

Springfield: Butler Funeral Homes - Pet Services, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL 62703, 217-544-4646,,

Vernon Hills: Aarrowood Pet Cemetery & Crematory, 24090 N. US Hwy. 45, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3180, (847) 634-3787,

Willowbrook: Hinsdale Animal Cemetery, 6400 S. Bentley Avenue, Willowbrook, IL 60527, 630-323-5120,,

Wood Dale: St Francis Pet Funeral Services and Crematory, 6N441 Catalpa Ave., Wood Dale, IL 60191, (708) 766-3646,,

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When a pet dies, you want help... fast!

You'll find it in Moira Allen's Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet. In a book filled with comfort, compassion and support, you'll find the tools and tips you need to:
  • Understand the feelings you're going through -- and find ways to ease the pain
  • "Say good-bye" with memorials, tributes and other coping strategies
  • Help your children and other family members deal with their grief
  • Deal with people who "just don't understand"
  • Help surviving pets cope with the loss of a missing companion
  • Come to terms with the guilt we so often feel when a pet dies
  • Handle the agonizing decision of euthanasia
  • Choose the best and most comforting "final resting place" for your pet
  • Determine when and how to bring a new companion into your home (how soon is too soon?)
  • Improve your chances of recovering a lost or stolen pet
  • Help a friend cope with loss

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