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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.

Asheville: Christy Gunther, MA, LPC, Pet Loss Support Group, 3 Woodfin Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804. Meets at Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, One Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 258-3229, (donation requested).

Charlotte: Paws Whiskers and Wags, 2511 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, 980-949-8605,, Offers a free support group led by Jill Shipp, MSW, LCSW. Sessions are held on the last Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. Call or e-mail to register.

Greenville: Pet Loss & Grief Support Group. Co-sponsored by Jessica Holton, PLLC & 10th Street Animal Hospital Group. Meets at 3491 Evans Street, Suite D, Greenville, NC, second Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Please contact Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS at 252-987-3039,, or if you are interested in joining this group. A brief pre-screening is required. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early (late participants will not be allowed to join the session). Please plan to stay the entire session. Payment for each session is either a monetary contribution that will be donated to the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina OR unopened pet food that will be donated to the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern Carolina.

Raleigh: The HEALL Group; Family & Community Services, North Carolina State University Veterinary Hospital, Meets on the second Thursday evening of each month; please call 919-513-3901 for more information and to register.

Raleigh: SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603, 919-772-2326, Meets the third Sunday of the month, 3:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Vanessa Budnick, Humane Educator, at 919-532-2087 or .


Apex: Amy Benton Moulds, MEd, NCC, Lifescapes Counseling, Peakway Market Square, 800 W. Williams Street, Suite 251, Apex, NC 27502, (919) 272-1388 or (919) 303-0273, generaloffice@,

Chapel Hill: Rev. Bonnie J. Berger, Interfaith Minister, Ring in Love, Chapel Hill, NC, 919/869-7425,, Offers phone and Skype counseling.

Conover: Kevin Rutter, MS, LMFT, Growing Tree Counseling Center, 715 Fairgrove Church Rd SE 202, Conover, NC 28613, (828) 638-5907,

Durham: Jehanne Gheith, 112 Swift Avenue, Durham, NC 27705, 919-452-9286,

Greenville: Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS; Jessica Holton, PLLC, 3491 Evans St., Suite D, Greenville, NC 27834, 252-987-3039, , (see also support group listing above)

Holly Springs: Manpreet Lehal, 364 Raleigh St., Holly Springs, NC 27540, 919-647-4600,,

Morrisville: E.J. Hanks, MA, LMFTA, Inventive Counseling, PO Box 1084, Morrisville, NC 27560, (919)753-6238,,

Raleigh: Holly Cox, Lotus Therapy Center, 8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27615, (919) 714-7455,,

Raleigh: Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW; Family & Community Services, North Carolina State University Veterinary Hospital, 1052 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604, 919-513-3901,,

Wake Forest: Amy Pierce, Sophie's Gift Animal Loss Support, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 919-554-2711,,

Waynesville: Susan Kimball, LCSW CASAC, Kimball Counseling PC, 258 N. Main Street, Suite A, Waynesville, NC 28786, 828-226-7366,,


Greensboro: Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice & In-Home Euthanasia, PO Box 10073, Greensboro, NC 27404, 336-484-1288,, Quality of life evaluations, veterinary hospice, & in-home euthanasia.

Hendersonville: Dr. Lilian Herron, DVM, Hendersonville, NC, (828) 674-4946,, In home palliative, hospice, and end of life veterinary care, available through Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina.

Morrisville: Dana Lewis, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice and In-Home Euthanasia of the Triangle, Morrisville, NC 27560, 919-439-5922,, In-home hospice and euthanasia care to families in the Triangle and surrounding counties.

Southern Pines: Dr. Tony Ioppolo, Yadkin Park Animal Hospital In Home Euthanasia, 305 Commerce Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28386, (910) 692-8542,,


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

Asheville: Asheville Pet Crematory, 39 Summer Haven Rd., Asheville NC 28778, 828-298-1525,,

Asheville/Candler: Best Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, 1498 Sand Hill Road, Candler NC, 828-665-4303,,

Charlotte: Good Shepherd Pet Services, 704-553-0545 or 1-866-332-3738,

Charlotte: Faithful Companion, 3325 Carolina Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28208, (704) 399-0400,,

Charlotte: Paws Whiskers and Wags Your Pet Crematory, 2511 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, 980-949-8605,,

Cherryville: Pet Heaven Cemetery & Crematory, Tryon Courthouse Rd., Cherryville, NC 28021, (704) 435-8686,,

Greensboro: Family Pet Cremation Center, 1039 E Lindsay St., Greensboro 27405, (336) 375-0540,,

Jacksonville: Sacred Paws Pet Crematory, 149 Lela Lane, Jacksonville, NC 28540, (910) 455-8315,,

Jamestown: Precious Memories Pet Funeral Service and Cemetery, 3903 Hunt Chase Dr, Jamestown NC 27282, 336-886-7387,,

Jefferson: Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens, 3470 U.S. Highway 221 North, Jefferson, NC 28640, 336-982-2121 (works through Adored Pets Crematory, Elizabethton, TN -

Kernersville: Central Carolina Pet Services, 2703 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284 (336) 723-6500,,

New Bern: Lynaire Kennels Crematory, 4634 Old Cherry Point Rd., New Bern, NC 28560, (252) 633-6225,,

Newland: Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, 296 Ash Street, Newland, NC 28657, 828-733-2121 (works through Adored Pets Crematory, Elizabethton, TN -

Raleigh: Faithful Friends Pet Cremation, 4912 #107 Alpinis Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616, (919) 874-0014,,

Raleigh: Carolina Pet Cremation, 2424 Glenwood Avenue, #102, Raleigh, NC 27608,,

Siler City: Agape Pet Services (cremation), 522 Plainfield Church Rd., Siler City, NC 27344, 919-663-4030,

Sparta: Grandview Memorial Funeral Home, 789 Grandview Drive, Sparta, NC 28675, 336-372-5621 (works through Adored Pets Crematory, Elizabethton, TN -

Spruce Pine: Webb Funeral Home, 128 Roan Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, 828-765-4277 (works through Adored Pets Crematory, Elizabethton, TN -

W. Jefferson: Badger Funeral Home, 300 North Main St., West Jefferson, NC 28694, 336-246-7114 (works through Adored Pets Crematory, Elizabethton, TN -

Zebulon: Buckleigh Hills Pet Cremation and Memorials, P.O Box 265, Zebulon NC, 27597, 919-269-7771,,

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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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