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(540) 231-8038 - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, T/Th 6-9 PM ET,

p> (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.,


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.

Reistertown: Nicodemus Memorial Park at Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown, MD, 410-833-8848, 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 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,,


Bethesda: Dr. Ursula Weide, PhD, JD, LPC, FT, 4405 East-West Hwy., Suite 310, Bethesda, MD 20814, 240-229-1893,,

Frederick: Lou A. Lichti, Ph.D., City Park Psychological Services, LLC, 209 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701, 301.401.2813. Individual and Family Counseling to help you with the death and loss of a beloved pet and family member, as well as struggling with managing the care of a chronically ill pet and the agonizing decisions during these troubling times: Fee $150. Please call 301.401.2813 to schedule an appointment time.,

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,,

Mechanicsville: Melinda Ruppert, LCPC, Grief and Loss Counseling, 28095 Three Notch Rd., Suite 2C, Mechanicsville, MD 20659, 240-298-2442,,

Silver Spring: Robyn Zeiger, PhD, 10300 Sweetbriar Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20903, (301) 445-7333,,


Baltimore Area: Dr. Julie Rabinowitz, Peaceful Passage, serves Baltimore metro area and surrounding towns (Baltimore County, Howard County).

Beltsville: Daisy Hill Pet Cremation Services, 10771 Tucker Street Beltsville MD, 20705, 301-324-7944, Serves MD, VA, DC.

Bethesda: Daphne Tanouye, VMD & Meagan Duffy, VMD, Rock Creek Home Veterinary Care, PO Box 31136, Bethesda, MD, 301.828.8846,,

Middletown: Lori Landis, DVM, Landis Veterinary Home Care, 301.371.7166,, Home hospice and euthanasia services.

Silver Spring: Karen Randall DVM, Solace Veterinary Hospice. Solace Veterinary Hospice provides home hospice and in-home euthanasia services for companion animals in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC. We focus on helping animals experience terminal illness and the dying process with dignity, at home surrounded by their loving family. 7 days a week. 301-674-4123,,

Hampton Roads, VA: Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice - Dr. Melanie Cohen and Dr. Angela Bross service all areas of Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and parts of southeast Maryland and Richmond, VA. (757) 401-6195, (757) 912-5275,,,


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

Annapolis: Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, 814 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-897-4852,,

Baltimore: Charm City Pet Crematory, 5500 O'Donnell St., Baltimore, MD 21224, 443-567-3192,,

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

Barnesville: Sugarloaf Pet Gardens, 21511 Peach Tree Rd., Dickerson, MD 20842, (301) 972-8882,,

Bel Air: Bel Air Pet Crematory, 1501 S. Tollgate Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015-5822, (410) 838-4900,,

Boonsboro: Agape Pet Services, 19712 Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713, 301-432-0431, 866-432-0431, (serving Hagerstown and Frederick areas)

Centreville: Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, 408 South Liberty Street, Centreville, MD 21617, (410) 758-1151,,

Chester: Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, 106 Shamrock Road, Chester, MD 21619, (410) 643-2226,,

Chestertown Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, MD 21620, (410) 778-0055,,

Easton: Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 200 South Harrison St., Easton, MD 21601, (410) 822-3131,,

Eldersburg: Jen Fry, Faithful Memories LLC, Individual pet cremation Maryland and surrounding areas. 443-386-3396,,

Fallston: Pet Haven at Highview, 3433 Fallston Road, Fallston, MD 21047, 410.692.0093, 410.557.9103,,

Frederick: Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Highway (US 15 North), Frederick, MD 21701, 301-898-7177,,

Millington: Chesapeake Pet Cremation Center, Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 370 West Cypress Street, Millington, MD 21651, (410) 928-5311,,

Odenton: West Arundel Crematory, 1411 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113, (410) 674-2600,

Parkville: Best Friends Pet Cremation, Inc., 10108 Harford Rd., Parkville, MD 21234, (443) 929-0670,, (mobile pet cremation service)

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

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

Timonium: Dulaney Pet Sanctuary, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093, 410-666-0490,,

Urbana: Heavenly Days Animal Crematory, 3051-B Thurston Road, Urbana, MD 21704, 240-699-0034,, (handles horses)

Waldorf: Friendship Pet Memorial Park, 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601, (301) 932-8901,,

Waldorf: Friendship Pet Memorial Park, 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601, (301) 932-8901,,

Williamsport: Valley Pet Cemetery, 127 Britner Ave., Williamsport, MD 21795, (301) 582-3320,,

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

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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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