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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.

Albuquerque: Ann Beyke, M.A. LPC, 505.265.3087, Three support groups are available monthly at various locations in Albuquerque; please contact for day/time and location information. (See Counselor listing below.)


Albuquerque: Ann Beyke, M.A. LPC. Pets are real friends and their loss causes real grief. The loss of a beloved animal companion can be a significant event in our lives. As a counselor who has experienced the loss of animal companions, Ann understands your loss and is there to provide support. Short and long term individual counseling is available in your home or via phone. Three support groups are available monthly at various locations in Albuquerque. Offers phone & Skype counseling. Ann Beyke, 4721 Southern Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, 505.265.3087,,

Las Cruces: Karen Schaefer, PhD, 741 N. Alameda Blvd.,, Suite #6, Las Cruces, NM 88005, (575) 571-9257,

Los Alamos: Ishwari Sollohub, LPCC, 127 East Gate Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87505, (505) 231-1697,, Fridays, by appointment only.

Santa Fe: Renee Gonyier, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, P.O. Box 33077, Santa Fe, NM, 505-603-6289, Offers phone & Skype counseling for NM & CA.

Santa Fe: Ishwari Sollohub, LPCC, 839-1/2 Don Diego Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 231-1697,,


Albuquerque: Richard Gastellum DVM, Mobile Veterinary Services of NM, LLC. Dr. Gastellum has been providing in-home euthanasia as part of his mobile veterinary practice since 1990. Dr. G will personally assist you and your pet during this most difficult of times. We can also handle cremation arrangements for you, transport your pet to a local crematory and return your pet's cremains to you. Compassionate and thoughtful care, servicing the entire ABQ metro area, Rio Rancho, Corrales, Placitas, the East Mtns, Algodones, Peralta and Los Lunas. PO Box 94118, Albuquerque, NM 87199-4118, 505-263-3555,,

Albuquerque: TLC Pet Hospital, 1300 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, 505-275-3647,, >
Las Cruces: Dr. Kim Kane, Gift of Goodbye. Saying goodbye to a pet is the one of the most difficult decisions a pet owner will make. Gift of Goodbye is dedicated to making this time as peaceful and comfortable as possible. We offer in-home pet hospice care and euthanasia services so that you and your pet can spend your final moments together in the comfort of your home. Please call for an initial free consult so we can become familiar with your situation and determine together if our services are the best option for your beloved pet. Gift of Goodbye, Las Cruces, NM 88011, 575-312-0679,,


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

Albuquerque: Albuquerque Pet Memorial Service, Mountain Park Place, Ste. A, Albuquerque, NM 87124, (505) 550-4793,,

Albuquerque: La Puerta Natural Burial Pet Cemetery, Albuquerque, NM, 87107, 505-716-2543,,

9/12/2017 Farmington: The Pet Memorial (Crematory), 1908 Schofield Ln., Farmington, NM, 505-330-0761 or 505-486-1496,,

Las Cruces: Forever Friends, Getz Funeral Home, 1410 E. Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001, 575-526-2419,,

Santa Fe: All Creatures Memorial Park, P.O. Box 31884, Santa Fe, NM 87594-1184, (505) 992-6141; Park location: 1406 Bishop's Lodge Road;,

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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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