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    (517) 432-2696 - Pet Loss Support Hotline, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6:30-9:30 pm ET


    Ann Arbor: BLUE dog Counseling Pet Loss Support Group, meets at the Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Contact Colleen O'Brien, LMSW, 734-635-0872. Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m.

    Bingham Farms: The Michigan Humane Society provides a free support group for owners who have had a pet pass away. In an environment where individuals can talk openly and honestly about their experience of loss, the group meets every first Saturday of the month from noon - 1:30 p.m. at 30300 Telegraph Rd., Ste 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. To learn more contact or call (248) 283-1000, ext. 179.

    East Lansing: MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Pet Loss Support Group. Meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the Michigan State University Small Animal Clinic located on the southeast corner of Bogue Street and Wilson Road. Please call or email for further information. Free. Facilitated by Linda Lawrence, LMSW. 517-432-5967,

    Farmington Hills: Micky Moore, Ph.D., MSHP, Beyond The Paw Print: Transforming Grief Support Group, Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, Orchard United Methodist Church Farmington Hills, MI 48334, 248.701.2345,,

    Skandia: Tracy Nyberg, U.P. Pet Loss Support Group, Peter White Public Library 217 N Front St. Marquette, MI 49855, 906-451-4488,, This group serves the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with monthly evening meetings.


    Birmingham: Pamela Pitlanish, MSW, LMSW, IMH-E® (IV), Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 21 years in practice. Providing individual & family grief support. Pet Loss Grief Counseling and support can be provided with the aid of a furry office pet to assist in healing if desired. With a lifetime of pet love and loss, I have a keen awareness of the needs that individuals and families have when a cherished pet is taken from us. The unique pain of pet loss can be minimized or negated by friends, family, and coworkers. Here it is validated and respected--giving your beloved pet a permanent home in your heart. Centered Insight Healing, PLLC, 725 S. Adams Rd. Suite 243, Birmingham, MI 48009, (248) 854-6351,,

    Brighton: Hands On Mind and Body Wellness Center, 7077 Fieldcrest, Suite 100, Brighton, MI 48116, (810) 2274432,

    East Lansing: Michael Rogell, 2535 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910-1913,,

    East Lansing: Elizabeth Newell, LPC, Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C., 2720 East Lansing Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823, (517) 337-2900

    Rochester: Karen Duffy, LLPC, NCC. 316 East Street, Rochester, MI 48307, (586) 344-5627,

    Shelby Township Sandra A. Hann, MA, LLPC, NCC, The Self Center, LLC, 52188 Van Dyke, Suite 308, Shelby Twp., MI 48316, 586-255-7103

    West Bloomfield: Shelly Molnar MSW, ACSW - (248) 877-4065

    Ypsilanti: Colleen O'Brien, Blue Dog Counseling, 302 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 734-635-0872,,


    Bay City: Fogelsonger Pet Cremation Service, 210 Ausable State Road, Bay City, MI 48706, (989) 684-0262, (989) 686-6881,

    Brighton: Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery & Crematory - see "Howell"

    Byron Center: Sleepy Hollow Pet Cemetery, 2941 64th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315-9436, (616) 538-6050,,

    Clarke Lake: Partridge Enterprises Pet Crematory & Cemetery, 4705 Industrial Dr., Clark Lake, MI 49234, (800) 968-7387,,

    Clinton Township: Garden of Our Little Friends Pet Cemetery, Cadillac Memorial Gardens, 38425 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038-3424, (586) 286-7500

    Clinton Township: Harper Lawn Pet Memorial Gardens, 33711 Harper Ave., Clinton Township, MI 48035, (586) 792-3030,

    Clinton Township: Paws & Remember of Southeast Michigan (Crematory), 44481 Groesbeck, Clinton Township, MI 48036, 586.465.1700,,

    Crystal Falls: Jacobs Funeral Homes Pet Services, Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, 909 Crystal Avenue, Crystal Falls, MI 49920, 906-875-3072,

    Dearborn Heights: Ford Road Animal Clinic, 23520 Ford Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127, (313) 562-3422 (does cremations)

    Dimondale: Country Meadows Pet Cemetery, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5301 N. Michigan Road, Dimondale, MI 48821, 517-646-0288

    Flushing: Pet Rest Gardens, 7185 Gillette Rd., Flushing, MI 48433, (810) 659-6114,,

    Fraser: Adoring Pet Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 32720 Utica Rd., Fraser, MI 48026, 586-879-6469,,

    Fruitport: Clock Timeless Pets, LLC., Clock Funeral Home, 3593 E. Pontaluna Rd., Fruitport, MI 49415, 231-865-6151,,

    Grand Haven: Clock Timeless Pets, LLC., Clock Funeral Home, 16777 Lincoln Street, Grand Haven, MI 49417, 616-844-4200,,

    Grand Rapids: Noah's Pet Cemetery & Pet Crematory, 2727 Orange S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546, 616-949-1390, 800-748-0184,,

    Howell: Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery & Crematory, 501 S Kellogg Rd., Howell, MI 48843 (sales office located at 4369 S Old US Highway 23, Brighton, MI 48114), 1-800-458-4PET,,

    Iron Mountain: Jacobs Funeral Homes Pet Services, Jacob's Funeral Home, 1025 Carpenter Avenue, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, 866-774-6166,

    Kalamazoo: E-Mar Pet Cemetery, 2800 North 3rd Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 375-2258,,

    Kalamazoo: Precious Pets, Inc., 2012 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, (616) 388-PETS,

    Lake City: Partridge Enterprise North, 9771 Wilson Rd., Lake City, MI 49651, 1-877-898-7102,,

    Monroe: Merkle Funeral Service, Inc, 2442 N. Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48162, (734) 384-5185,,

    Muskegon: Clock Timeless Pets, LLC., Clock Funeral Home, 1469 Peck Street, Muskegon, MI 49441, 231-722-3721,,

    Ortonville: Your Best Friend Pet Memorial Park, 2275 S Ortonville Rd., Ortonville, MI 48462-8548, (248) 627-3368

    Plymouth: Gateway to Animal Heaven, United Memorial Gardens, 4800 Curtis Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170-5130, 734-662-8902

    Rockville: Oak Haven Crematorium Pet Cemetery, 10950 Northland Dr. NE, Rockford, MI 49341-8627, (616) 866-2295,

    Royal Oak: Faithful Companion Memorials, 4900 Fernlee, Royal Oak, MI 48073, (248) 435-7500,,

    Saginaw: Memorial Pet Cemetery, 3764 Hackett Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603-9674, (989) 424-1234

    Saginaw: Riverside Crematorium for Pets, 1855 Midland Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603-4341, (989) 799-6490

    Taylor: AAA Dog & Cat Cemetery & Crematory, 25280 Pennsylvania Rd., Taylor, MI 48180-5028, (734) 946-5555,

    Traverse City: Great Lakes Pet Memorial & Crematory, 1783 Perrys Loop, Traverse City, MI 49684, (231) 645-3976,

    Waterford: Union Lake Veterinary Hospital, P.C., 6545 Cooley Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48327, 248-363-1508, - offers cremation, urns

    Westland: Garden of Our Little Friends, Cadillac West Memorial Gardens, 34224 Ford Road, Westland, MI 48185, (734) 721-7161

    Whitmore Lake: Green Oak Pet Memorial Services, 11096 Hi-Tech Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189, 734-449-7000,,

    Ypsilanti: Whispering Pines Pet Cemetery, 943 Wray Court, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, (734) 547-0083,,

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    • "Say good-bye" with memorials, tributes and other coping strategies
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    • 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
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