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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.

Brunswick: Bereavement Coordinator, CHANS Hospice and Volunteers: Center for Grief and Loss, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011, 207-721-1357, Pet Loss Grief Support Group for both anticipatory grief and death of pet. Call for more information and current schedule.

Camden: P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John Street, Camden, ME 04843, 207-236-8702,, Pet Loss Support Group for those grieving the loss of a animal, and those looking for support with end of life decisions for their pet. The Group meets every 1st Saturday on the month at 10:00am. The meetings are FREE and open to everyone.

Portland: Kathy Moreschi-Sherry, LCPC-C, CADC. Pet Loss Support Group for those grieving the loss of a companion animal, and those dealing with their pet's terminal illness and end of life decisions. Held at 131 Ocean Street, South Portland, ME 04106. Weekly: Day/Time to be announced. $15. Contact Kathy: 207-899-6948 or


South Portland: Kathy Moreschi-Sherry, LCPC-C, CADC, Inner Compass Counseling, LLC, 131 Ocean St., South Portland, Maine 04106, 207-899-6948,,,

Yarmouth: David Ward, LCSW, LADC, 261 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096, 207-846-3422,,


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

LaGrange: Ashes To Ashes Pet Crematory, 344 Howland Road, LaGrange, ME 04453, 207-943-6474,

Litchfield: Fluke's Aftercare, 340 Oak Hill Road, Litchfield, ME 04350, (207) 268-2912,,

Parsonsfield: Benson Brook Pet Cremation, 216 Benson Road, Parsonsfield, ME 04047, 207-793-8558,,

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Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is now available as an e-book (PDF) for just $5!
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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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