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Michigan Pet Loss Resources

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HOTLINES:

(517) 432-2696 - Pet Loss Support Hotline, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6:30-9:30 pm ET http://cvm.msu.edu/hospital/services/social-work/pet-loss-support-hotline


SUPPORT GROUPS:

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.

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, colleen@bluedogcounseling.com. Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. http://www.hshv.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index

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, lawren45@cvm.msu.edu. http://cvm.msu.edu/hospital/services/social-work/pet-loss-support-group

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, mgmoore@beyondthepawprint.com, http://www.beyondthepawprint.com

Flint: Pamela Pitlanish, MSW, LMSW, IMH-E® (IV), Centered Insight Healing, PLLC, 2383 S Linden Rd. Suite 150 Flint, MI 48532, (248) 854-6351, healing@centeredinsight.com, http://centeredinsight.com/, http://www.facebook.com/cihpllc. Free support group 2nd Monday of each month, 2-3 pm. RSVP. See full listing under "counselors."

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


COUNSELORS:

Flint: 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. Free support group 2nd Monday of each month, 2-3 pm. RSVP. Centered Insight Healing, PLLC, 2383 S Linden Rd. Suite 150, Flint, MI 48532, (248) 854-6351, healing@centeredinsight.com, http://centeredinsight.com/, http://www.facebook.com/cihpllc

East Lansing: Michael Rogell, 2535 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910-1913, MRogell@MicroGell.com, http://www.MicroGell.com

Huntington Woods: Ruth Hiner, Safe Space Therapeutic Services, LLC. As someone who has been owned by cats and dogs for my entire life, I understand the pain that comes with losing a pet. I also understand the secret shame that we feel one others think we should "just get over it." I provide a safe place for you to explore your feelings of grief and loss when your pet dies and during the dying process. Safe Space Therapeutic Services, LLC, 26789 Woodward Ave. Suite 108, Huntington Woods, MI, 248-491-8152, safespacetherapy@gmail.com, http://safespacetherapy.info

Novi: Jennifer Blough, LLPC, Certified Pet Loss Grief Specialist, Deepwater Counseling PLLC, 43155 Main St., Ste. 2300, Novi, MI 48375, 734-203-0183, deepwatermichigan@gmail.com, http://www.deepwatermichigan.com

Rochester Hills: Karen Duffy, LPC, NCC, Roots & Wings Counseling, 245 Barclay Circle, Suite 400, Rochester Hills, MI 48307, (248) 218-2576, rwc@rootswingscounseling.com, http://www.rootswingscounseling.com/

Shelby Township Sandra A. Hann, MA, LLPC, NCC, The Self Center, LLC, 52188 Van Dyke, Suite 308, Shelby Twp., MI 48316, 586-255-7103, Sandra@theselfcenterllc.com, http://www.theselfcenterllc.com

West Bloomfield: Shelly Molnar MSW, ACSW - (248) 877-4065, https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Shelly_Lapping_Molnar_LMSW,ACSW_West+Bloomfield_Michigan_36318

Ypsilanti: Colleen O'Brien, Blue Dog Counseling, 302 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 734-635-0872, colleen@bluedogcounseling.com, http://www.bluedogcounseling.com

Ypsilanti: Jennifer Blough, LLPC, Certified Pet Loss Grief Specialist, Deepwater Counseling PLLC, 2048 Washtenaw Ave., Lower Level, #3, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 734-203-0183, deepwatermichigan@gmail.com, http://www.deepwatermichigan.com


CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES:

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

Bay City: Fogelsonger Pet Cremation Service, 210 Ausable State Road, Bay City, MI 48706, (989) 684-0262, (989) 686-6881, gfogelsonger@aol.com, http://www.fogelsongerpeturns.com/

Brighton: Heavenly Acres Pet Cremation Services, 4369 S. Old US 23 Brighton, MI 48114, 810 229-2838 or 800-458-4738 1-800-458-4PET, http://www.heavenlyacrespetcremation.com/

Byron Center: Sleepy Hollow Pet Cemetery, 2941 64th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315-9436, (616) 538-6050, info@sleepyhollowpc.com, http://www.sleepyhollowpc.com

Clarke Lake: Partridge Enterprises Pet Crematory & Cemetery, 4705 Industrial Dr., Clark Lake, MI 49234, (800) 968-7387, info@partridge-ent.com, http://www.partridge-ent.com/

*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: Paws & Remember of Southeast Michigan (Crematory), 44481 Groesbeck, Clinton Township, MI 48036, 586.465.1700, semichigan@pawsandremember.com, http://www.pawsandremember.com

Crystal Falls: Jacobs Funeral Homes Pet Services, Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, 909 Crystal Avenue, Crystal Falls, MI 49920, 906-875-3072, denise@jacobsfuneral.com, http://jacobsfuneralhomes.petpassages.com/

Dimondale: Country Meadows Pet Cemetery, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5301 N. Michigan Road, Dimondale, MI 48821, 517-646-0288, http://forestlawndimondale.com/about-us-2

Flushing: Pet Rest Gardens, 7185 Gillette Rd., Flushing, MI 48433, (810) 659-6114, keylore@petrest.com, http://www.petrest.com/burialservices.htm

Fraser: Adoring Pet Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 32720 Utica Rd., Fraser, MI 48026, 586-879-6469, adoringpet@gmail.com, http://www.adoringpet.com

Gaylord: Family Pet Cremation Centers of Petoskey & Gaylord, 2017 Dickerson Rd., Gaylord, MI, 989-614-1131, http://www.familypetcremationcenters.com

Grand Rapids: Noah's Pet Cemetery & Pet Crematory, 2727 Orange S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546, 616-949-1390, 800-748-0184, noahspc@comcast.net, http://www.noahspetcemetery.com

Kalamazoo: Life Tails Pet Cremation, 6080 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 375-2900, betzler@lifestorynet.com, http://www.lifetailspetcremation.com/

Muskegon: Clock Timeless Pets, LLC., Clock Funeral Home, 1469 Peck Street, Muskegon, MI 49441, (231) 722-3721, jodiclock@clockfuneralhome.com, http://www.clocktimelesspets.com/

Ortonville: Your Best Friend Pet Memorial Park, 2275 S Ortonville Rd., Ortonville, MI 48462-8548, (248) 627-3368, Sales@ybfpmp.com, http://www.ybfpmp.com/

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

Rockville: Oak Haven Pet Cemetery & Crematorium, 10950 Northland Dr. NE, Rockford, MI 49341-8627, (616) 866-2295, http://www.oakhavenpc.com

Royal Oak: Faithful Companion Memorials, 4900 Fernlee, Royal Oak, MI 48073, (248) 435-7500, contact@faithfulcompanion.com, http://www.faithfulcompanion.com/royal-oak-mi/

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

Saginaw: Riverside Crematorium for Pets, Riverside Animal Clinic, 1855 Midland Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603-4341, (989) 799-6490, http://www.riversideanimalclinicmi.com/services-offered.html

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

Traverse City: Great Lakes Pet Memorial & Crematory, 1783 Perrys Loop, Traverse City, MI 49684, (231) 645-3976, info@GLPetMemorial.com, http://www.GLPetMemorial.com

Waterford: Union Lake Veterinary Hospital, P.C., 6545 Cooley Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48327, 248-363-1508, http://www.unionlakepets.com/ - 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, info@greenoakmemorials.com, http://www.greenoakmemorials.com

Ypsilanti: Whispering Pines Pet Cemetery, 943 Wray Court, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, (734) 547-0083, WPPC2000@HOTMAIL.COM, http://www.whisperingpinespetcemetery.com/

Apopka, FL: Greenbrier - Your Afterlife Pet Care Specialists, 3703 W. Kelly Park Rd., Apopka, FL 32712, 800-257-2107, 407-886-2620, dmulrine@greenbrierpets.com, http://www.greenbrierpets.com. Serves FL, GA, TN, AL, MI; two registered grief counselors and registered pet funeral director on staff.

 


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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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