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  • HOTLINES:

    (540) 231-8038 - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, T/Th 6-9 PM ET, http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/students/ots/events.html

    (202) 966-2171 - The PAL Pet Loss Comfort Line can be accessed by calling the PAL office in Washington, D.C., Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5 pm. You will be referred to a PAL counselor. http://www.peopleanimalslove.org/our_programs.php#petloss, info@peopleanimalslove.org


    SUPPORT GROUPS:

    Frederick: Lou A. Lichti, Ph.D., City Park Psychological Services, LLC, 209 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701, 301.401.2813. Meets the second Monday of each month from 6-7 pm at City Park Psychological Services, LLC. We are pleased to announce, in conjunction with the Frederick County Humane Society, and Hospice of Frederick County. 209-211 W. Patrick Street (enter through 211, 1st door on right). Please call or email Dr. Lou Lichti with your name and contact info by the Friday before to confirm your attendance. Free. drlou@cityparkpsychological.com, http://cityparkpsychological.com/services/pet-loss-support-group/

    Reistertown: Nicodemus Memorial Park at Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown, MD, 410-833-8848, http://www.bmorehumane.org/pet-funeral-services/bereavmentsupport-. The group meets the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7pm for one hour. Please call to RSVP. Call 410-833-8848 ext. 219 or email amazan@bmorehumane.org. Or visit our Facebook Bereavement Group Page for online help. Counseling, memorial and cremation services also provided.

    Rockville: Dr. Mary Knipmeyer, Montgomery County Humane Society Pet Bereavement Seminar, Montgomery County Animal Shelter, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville, MD, 240-773-5973, petbereavement@mchumane.org, http://www.mchumane.org/bereavement.shtml


    COUNSELORS:

    Bethesda: Dr. Ursula Weide, PhD, JD, LPC, FT, 4405 East-West Hwy., Suite 310, Bethesda, MD 20814, 240-229-1893, DrWeide@coping-with-loss-and-grief.com, http://www.coping-with-loss-and-grief.com

    Gaithersburg: Judi Frum, Ph.D., 31 Allenhurst Ct., Gaithersburg, MD 20878, 301-670-0693, dr.judifrum@comcast.net

    Gaithersburg: Joan Pedersen. Is the emotional pain you're experiencing from your pet's death overwhelming? Let me help. With a background in spirituality and clinical social work from the University of Michigan, I provide a holistic approach to grief counseling. I know how much a part of the family animals become and how difficult their death can prove. I have helped many individuals and families struggle with anticipatory grief during a pet's illness, and to mourn their loss by focusing on letting go, saying good-bye, and rituals of remembrance. My style is interactive, compassionate and straightforward. Center for Renewal, 933-D Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20879, 301.527.1382, http://www.joanpedersen.com, joanepedersen@aol.com.

    La Plata: Tonyia Johnson, NCC, MEd., LCADC, Creature Comfort Program, 3 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata, MD 20646, 240 210-6073, creaturecomfort101@yahoo.com

    Parkville: Sherry True, Spirit Paws, 7603 Harford Road #137, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-935-0072, sherry@spiritpaws.com, http://www.spiritpaws.com

    Reistertown: Nicodemus Memorial Park at Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown, MD, 410-833-8848, http://www.bmorehumane.org/pet-funeral-services/bereavmentsupport-, amazan@bmorehumane.org

    Silver Spring: Robyn Zeiger, PhD, 10300 Sweetbriar Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20903, (301) 445-7333, rzeiger@drrobynzeiger.com, http://www.drrobynzeiger.com/

    Takoma Park: Rev. Bonnie J. Berger, Interfaith Minister, Ring in Love, 400 Boyd Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912, 301/270-4089, http://www.ringinlove.com, ringinlove@aol.com

    Upper Marlboro: Carol Auletta, MSW, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, 301-579-2342, Caauletta@aol.com

    Waldorf: Tonyia Johnson, MEd., NCC, LCPC, Washington Pastoral Counseling Service/Creature Comfort Program, 3235 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20602, (240) 210-6073, creaturecomfort101@yahoo.com


    IN-HOME EUTHANASIA/HOSPICE CARE:

    Annapolis: Melanie Cohen, DVM, Lap Of Love, Annapolis, MD 21409, 410-989-1679, http://www.lapoflove.com, drmelanie@lapoflove.com. Serves Anne Arundel, Prince George and surrounding counties and areas.

    Baltimore Area: Dr. Julie Rabinowitz, Peaceful Passage, serves Baltimore metro area and surrounding towns (Baltimore County, Howard County). http://www.peacefulpassage.net/Home_Page.html

    Bethesda: Daphne Tanouye, VMD & Meagan Duffy, VMD, Rock Creek Home Veterinary Care, PO Box 31136, Bethesda, MD, 301.828.8846, http://www.rockcreekhomevet.com, info@rockcreekhomevet.com

    Middletown: Lori Landis, DVM, Landis Veterinary Home Care, 301.371.7166, landisvetservices@gmail.com, http://landisvethomecare.com/about.html. Home hospice and euthanasia services.


    CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES:

    Adelphi: George Washington Pet Cemetery, 9500 Riggs Rd., Adelphi, MD 20783, (301) 434-4640

    Annapolis: Colonial Pet Rest, 1911 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401-4318, (410) 267-7540

    Annapolis: Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, 814 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401, 1-800-660-7538, nancy@fhnfuneralhome.com, http://www.fhnfuneralhome.com/#top

    Baltimore: A Paw Print in Heaven/Charm City Pet Crematory, 5500 O'Donnell St. Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 843-3682, (443) 278-5502, http://www.charmcitypetcrematory.org, info@charmcitypetcrematory.org

    Baltimore: Humane Society of Baltimore Cty., Inc. - see Reisterstown

    Baltimore/Woodlawn: Lorraine Park/Garden of Faithful, 5608 Dogwood Rd., Baltimore, MD 21207, (410) 298-8118

    Barnesville: Sugarloaf Pet Gardens, 21511 Peach Tree Rd., Dickerson, MD 20842, (301) 972-8882, http://www.sugarloafpetgardens.com, spg@compusnet.com

    Bel Air: Bel Air Pet Crematory, 1501 S. Tollgate Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015-5822, (410) 838-4900, http://www.belairvet.com/Crematory.htm

    Boonsboro: Agape Pet Services, 19712 Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713, 301-432-0431, Toll free: 866-432-0431, http://www.agapepetservices.com/, info@agapepetservices.com (serving Hagerstown and Frederick areas)

    Capitol Heights: Pet Memorial Cremations, 5371 Sheriff, Capitol Heights, MD 20743, (301) 773-7370

    Centreville: Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, 408 South Liberty Street, Centreville, MD 21617, (410) 758-1151, ruthann@fhnfuneralhome.com, http://www.fhnfuneralhome.com/#top

    Chester: Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, 106 Shamrock Road, Chester, MD 21619, (410) 643-2226, amy@fhnfuneralhome.com, http://www.fhnfuneralhome.com/#top

    Chestertown Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, MD 21620, (410) 778-0055, lauren@fhnfuneralhome.com, http://www.fhnfuneralhome.com/#top

    Cumberland: Petland Cemetery, 13800 Bedford Rd NE, Cumberland, MD 21502-6922, (301) 722-7664

    Davidson: Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidson, MD 21035, (410) 956-3060

    Dunkirk: Faithful Friend Memorial Park, Southern Memorial Gardens, 10155 Ward Rd., Dunkirk, MD 20754-2717, 410-257-3371

    Easton: Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 200 South Harrison St., Easton, MD 21601, (410) 822-3131, valerie@fhnfuneralhome.com, http://www.fhnfuneralhome.com/#top

    Eldersburg: Jen Fry, Faithful Memories LLC, Individual pet cremation Maryland and surrounding areas. 443-386-3396, http://www.FaithfulMemoriespetcremation.com, jen@faithfulmemoriespetcremation.com

    Frederick: Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Highway (US 15 North), Frederick, MD 21701, 301-898-7177 http://www.resthaven.us/_mgxroot/page_10772.php, information@resthavencemetery.com

    Hebron: Springhill Memory Gardens/Eastern Shore Pet Cemetery Office, Rt 50, Hebron, MD 21830, (410) 749-1411, http://aftercareplanning.com/springhill-memory-gardens/

    Linthicum: Beloved Pet Cremation and Burial Service, Attn.: David Mason, Pet Cremation and Burial Director, 417 Shipley Road, Linthicum, MD 21090, 410.852.3780, http://www.belovedpetcremation.com, mdpetcremation@aol.com

    Marriottsville: Royalty Garden, Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 2150 Mt. View Rd., Marriottsville, MD, (410) 442-5700, http://www.crestlawnmemorialgardens.com/

    Millington: Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 370 West Cypress Street, Millington, MD 21651, (410) 928-5311, jason@fhnfuneralhome.com, http://www.fhnfuneralhome.com/#top

    Odenton: West Arundel Crematory, 1411 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113, (410) 674-2600, http://www.westarundelcrematory.com/, pets@westarundelcrematory.com

    Parkville: Best Friends Pet Cremation, Inc., P.O. Box 8574, Parkville, MD 21234, (443) 929-0670, http://www.bestfriendpetcremation.com, info@bestfriendpetcremation.com (mobile pet cremation service)

    Reisterstown/Baltimore: Nicodemus Memorial Park, Humane Society of Baltimore Cty., Inc., 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown, MD, (410) 883-8848, http://www.bmorehumane.org/pet-funeral-services/, amazan@bmorehumane.org (also offers support groups, memorial services and counseling, above)

    Salisbury: see Hebron

    Suitland: Cedar Hill Cemetery, 4111 Pennsylvania Ave., Suitland, MD 20746, (301) 568-1600

    Sykesville: Friends Of Man Pet Garden, Lakeview Memorial Park, 2724 Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784-6905, 410-795-8180

    Timonium: Dulaney Pet Haven, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093, (410) 666-0495, http://www.dulaneyvalley.com/pet_burial_gardens.php

    Urbana: Heavenly Days Animal Crematory, 3051-B Thurston Road, Urbana, MD 21704, 240-699-0034 http://www.heavenlydays.com, info@heavenlydays.com (handles horses)

    Waldorf: Friendship Pet Memorial Park, 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601, (301) 932-8901, http://www.trinitymemorialgardens.com/pet_park.cfm, info@trinitymemorialgardens.com

    Williamsport: Valley Pet Cemetery, 127 Britner Ave., Williamsport, MD 21795, (301) 582-3320, http://www.valleypet.net/, info@valleypet.net

    Woodbine: All Pet Crematory, Inc., 519A Mabe Drive, Woodbine, MD 21797, (410) 552-0703, 1(888) 552-0703, http://www.APCrematory.com

    Woodlawn: see Baltimore

    **Falls Church: Noah's Ark Pet Cemetery Inc., 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042, 703-560-4400 ext.4737 (Kimberly Mosser), Kimberly.Mosser@DignityMemorial.com. Serves Virginia, Maryland, DC areas.


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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
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