Massachusetts Pet Loss Resources
(508) 839-7966 - Tufts University veterinary school; M-F 6-9 pm ET; calls from outside Massachusetts will be returned at no charge. For more information, visit http://www.tufts.edu/vet/petloss/.
Methuen: MSCPA, 400 Broadway, Rt. 28, Methuen, MA 01844, (617) 522-7400, email@example.com, http://www.mspca.org
Arlington: Judith N. Stone, LICSW, 94 Pleasant Street, Arlington, MA 02476, 781-641-1457, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Boston: Jane N. Nathanson, LCSW, LRC, CRC, 54 Ainsworth St., Boston, MA 02131, 617-325-4828, http://www.petlifeandloss.com, email@example.com.
Licensed, certified social work and rehabilitation consultant, Jane Nathanson has
specialized in counseling individuals and families at times of an animal companion's
acute or chronic illness, serious injury, dying and death. With twenty-five years
experience in human-animal health and welfare, she provides supportive guidance to
animal caregivers to facilitate their coping with the challenges of end-of-life
caregiving and their healing from the grief of pet loss. An initial consult is
offered at no cost, with subsequent sessions at reasonable hourly rates.
Chelmsford: Lynda L. Warwick, Ph.D., 6 Courthouse Lane, #1 (Entrance A), Chelmsford, MA, 978-452-3711 x4, http://www.warwick-associates.com/boston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lowell: Lynda L. Warwick, Ph.D., 77 East Merrimack St., #23, Lowell, MA 01852 (Free parking behind the building), 978 452-3711 x4, http://www.warwick-associates.com/boston, email@example.com
Medway: Anne M Abeloff, LMHC, 165 Main Street Suite 105, Medway, MA 02053, 508-816-4952, http://www.anneabelofflmhc.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newton: Dana Gilbert, LICSW, 110 Manchester Road, Newton, MA 02461, 617-283-2216
Norwell: Barbara Moore, LMHC, CADC, Mind Well, 124 Washington Street, Suite 6, Norwell, MA 02061, 339-209-4325, email@example.com, http://www.mindwelltherapy.com
Salem: Natalie Femino, LMHC, 564 Loring Ave., Salem, MA 01970, 978-745-8311, http://www.nataliefemino.com/page4.html
Stoneham: Cheryl Nahas, MA, LMHC, Pet Loss Bereavement Counseling Services, 220 Central St. #9, Stoneham, MA 02180, (781) 438-1425, CherylTxst@aol.com
Portsmouth, NH: Barbara Morse, MSW, LCSW, P.O. Box 1508, Portsmouth, NH 03802-1508, 603-430-0240 (Licensed in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire; call for nearest office)
IN-HOME EUTHANASIA/HOSPICE CARE
Boston: Dr. Dave Rousseau, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Lap of Love, Boston & surrounding area, (978) 801-1785, http://www.lapoflove.com/vet-biography.aspx?vet=43, DrDavid@lapoflove.com
Northborough: Christine Maxfield, DVM, In-Home Euthanasia of MA, 39 Pleasant St., Northborough, MA 01532, 508-466-8201, http://www.inhomeeuthanasia.net, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pioneer Valley: Robert Sidorsky, Mobile Vet of Western MA, Shelburne Falls, MA, 01370, 1-888-625-9353, http://www.mobilevetofwesternmass.com, email@example.com. Serves Western MA and the Pioneer Valley, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield and Pittsfield.
Sudbury: New England Pet Hospice, Inc., 365 Boston Post Road, Suite 165, Sudbury, MA 01776, 617-302-NEPH, http://www.NewEnglandPetHospice.com, http://www.NewEnglandPetHospice.blogspot.com, Info@NewEnglandPetHospice.com
Acushnet: Kempton Memorial, c/o Humane Society & Shelter, 358 Middle Road, Acushnet MA 02745, 508-995-2921 (cremains only; no further burials)
Dedham: Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery, c/o Animal Rescue League of Boston, 238 Pine St., Dedham, MA 02026-4005, (617) 426-9170, http://www.arlboston.org/site/PageServer?pagename=shelter_cemetery, firstname.lastname@example.org
Foxboro: Pet Memorial Park, 400 South St., Foxboro, MA 02035, (508) 543-0331, 1-800-477-5044, http://www.petmempark.com/, email@example.com
Methuen: Hillside Acre Animal Cemetery, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844-2052, (508) 687-1140, http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Middleboro: Angel View Pet Cemetery, 465 Wareham St., Middleboro, MA 02346, (508) 947-4103, http://www.angelview.com/, email@example.com (handles horses)
Plymouth: Pleasant Mountain Pet Rest (burial & cremation), 76 Liberty St., Plymouth, MA 02360, (508) 746-5550, http://www.petrestofplymouth.com/burials.htm, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandwich: Forestdale Pet Memorial Park, Route 130, Sandwich, MA 02563, (508) 477-0990
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