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215-898-4556 - University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. Mondays and Thursdays 6-8 p.m.; voicemails can be left at any time, and calls will be returned within those hours. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/PennVetGriefSupportAndSocialServices or http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/grief-support-social-services


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.

Douglassville: Heather Kramer Almquist, Sanctuary Counseling, 515 Old Swede Road, Ste B4, Douglassville, PA 19518, 610-385-3155, info@sanctuarycounseling.com, http://sanctuarycounseling.com/grief-loss/

Harrisburg: Charlotte Kluge, Emmy's Heart, c/o Abrams and Weakley General Store for Animals, 3963 N. Sixth St, Harrisburg, PA 17110, 570-713-5790, emmysheart4ever@gmail.com. Emmy's Heart is a Pet Bereavement group that holds monthly meetings at Abrams & Weakley the third Thursday each month at 6:30. There is no fee and no need to make a reservation to attend.

Lancaster, Langhorne, Malvern & Philadelphia: Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support. As a 501 c 3 non-profit, we provide no cost compassionate support to pet caregivers for the grief that comes before, during and after the loss of a beloved pet. Services including in-person (support circle and individual counseling), online and telephone support. Veterinary Staff Support also available including seminars on compassion fatigue and how to companioning grieving clients. Meetings in Lancaster, Langhorne, Malvern, Philadelphia and Scranton. daybydaypetsupport@comcast.net, 484-453-8210. Visit http://www.daybydaypetsupport.com for dates, times and locations.

Mechanicsburg: Peaceful Pet Passage, 210 Andersontown Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6023, (717) 691-9214, http://www.peacefulpetpassage.com/in-home-euthanasia/contact-us/

Philadelphia: Veterinary Grief Counseling Program, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Offers a group for pet loss (1st Thursdays 7-8 p.m.) and a pet cancer support group (3rd Thursdays 12-1 p.m.). For information contact Michele Pich, grief counselor, mpich@vet.upenn.edu, (215) 746-8247. http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/grief-support-social-services

Red Lion: Tiffany Ayres, Patton Veterinary Hospital, 425 E. Broadway, Red Lion, PA 17356, 717-246-3611, tmain@pattonvethospital.com. Free; contact to set up a meeting. http://www.pattonvethospital.com/events/calendar.html.

Valley Forge: Metropolitan Veterinary Associates Pet Loss Support Group, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates, 2626 Van Buren Ave, Valley Forge, PA 19403. Meets once or twice a month from 7:00-8:30pm. Facilitator: Carolyn Thomson, DVM. Call 610-666-1050 ext 235 to RSVP and for meeting dates. https://metro-vet.com/grief-support/


COUNSELORS:

Douglassville: Heather Kramer Almquist, Sanctuary Counseling, 515 Old Swede Road, Ste B4, Douglassville, PA 19518, 610-385-3155, info@sanctuarycounseling.com, http://sanctuarycounseling.com

Harrisburg: Janice Newcomer, Group Leader, Associated Psychologists, 200 Shell Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109-4731, (717) 657-3867, https://glrpc.com/pastatepetmemorial/petloss.html

Lancaster, Langhorne, Malvern, Philadelphia: Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support (see listing under Support Groups, above).

Philadelphia: Mirabai Galashan MTh is a professional chaplain and bereavement counselor, with over 7 years experience in palliative care and hospice providing end of life care and grief support. Mirabai know what it means to lose a beloved companion and offers support to parents of pets at difficult times including before, during and after the last good-bye. In person support is available in the Philadelphia region, telephone and Skype counseling available worldwide. 128 Naudain Street, Philadelphia, PA, 215-564-5770, mirabaigalashan@me.com, http://www.mirabaigalashan.com/

Philadelphia: Veterinary Grief Counseling Program, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For information contact Michele Pich, grief counselor, mpich@vet.upenn.edu, (215) 746-8247. http://www.vet.upenn.edu/SpecialtyCareServices/GriefCounseling/tabid/1829/Default.aspx

Scranton: Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support (see listing under Support Groups, above).

West Chester: Elaine Madden Counseling: Life, Loss, Love, West Chester, PA 19382, 610-220-4202, counselingbyem@gmail.com, http://www.elainemmadden.com/


IN-HOME EUTHANASIA:

Brodheadsville: Dr Kristine Cyr, Kanyons Golden Veterinary Care, LLC, 2047 Route 209, Brodheadsville, PA 18322, 570-402-0572, http://www.kanyonsgold.com

Mechanicsburg: Peaceful Pet Passage, 210 Andersontown Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6023, (717) 691-9214, http://www.peacefulpetpassage.com/

Philadelphia: Dr. Deborah Aronson, Final Blessings, P.O. Box 10, Wynnewood, PA 19096, (610) 348-9947, mainlinevip@gmail.com, http://www.finalblessings.com. Cats only.

Philadelphia: Dr. Brad Bates, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Lap of Love, Philadelphia, PA, (267) 317-8110, Philadelphia@lapoflove.com, https://www.lapoflove.com/Locations-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia?

Pittsburgh: Pet Loss At Home-Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, 877-219-4811, http://www.PetLossAtHome.com. 8am-8pm, Seven Days A Week, Within 1-3 Hours Notice, One Hour Radius of Greater Pittsburgh Area. Multiple Veterinarians, Better Availability.

York: Peaceful Pet Passage,2709 South Queen Street, Suite 7, York, PA 17402, (717) 691-9214, http://www.peacefulpetpassage.com/


CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES:

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

Bensalem: Dear Pet Memorial Park, Richlieu Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020, (215) 355-3140, http://dearpetmemorialpark.net/

Blairsville: Pet Cemetery at Chestnut Ridge, Blairsville Cemetery, 609 E. Market St., Blairsville, PA 15717, 724-459-7750, info@blairsvillecemetery.com, http://www.blairsvillecemetery.com/pet_cemetery.htm

Breinigsville: Cloud Nine Pet Services at Kimberly Memorial Park, 9923 Old Route 22, Breinigsville, PA 18031, (610) 285-2720, cloudninepetsinc@gmail.com, http://www.cloudninepets.com

Bridgeville: Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation, 422 Washington Avenue, Bridgeville, PA 15107, 412-220-7800, deb@ccpc.ws, http://ccpc.ws/

Canonsburg: Peaceful Pastures, 2095 Washington Rd., Canonsburg, PA 15317, (724) 745-7008, http://www.peacefulpasturespetcemetery.com

Clarks Summit: Greener Pastures Pet Cemetery, Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411, (570) 585-0517, edflorentino@griffinpondanimalshelter.com, http://www.griffinpondanimalshelter.com/cremation-burial/

Columbia: Noah's Garden of Pets, Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens, North 9th St. Extended, Columbia, PA 17512, 717-684-2346, 877-630-6739, http://www.laurelhillmemorialgardens.com/

Conneaut Lake: Forever Friends Pet Memorial Park, 12670 Foust Road, Conneaut Lake, PA, 16316, (814) 382-5446, petcem23@windstream.net, http://www.foreverfriendspetmemorialpark.com/

Hanover: Loyal Companion Pet Cremation, Inc., 43 Amy Way, Hanover, PA 17331, (717) 698-1970>, panebakerfh@aol.com, http://loyalcompanionpetcremation.com/

Hermitage: Aspen Hill Pet Cemetery and Crematory, 7065 E. State St Hermitage, PA 16148, 724-651-3606, aspenhillcemetery@outlook.com, http://www.aspenhillpetcemetery.com

Hermitage: Hillcrest-Flynn Pet Funeral Home and Crematory and Hillcrest Memorial Park People and Pet Gardens, 2619 East State Street, Hermitage, PA 16148, 724-347-5100, http://www.hillcrestflynn.com/code/default.asp

Hollidaysburgh: Chimney Rocks Animal Rest, Inc., 524 Chimney Rocks Rd., Hollidaysburgh, PA 16648, (814) 695-2591, wilbur@chimneyrocksanimal.com, http://www.chimneyrocksanimalrest.com/

Lahaska: Bucks County SPCA (cremation), 1665 Street Rd., Lahaska, PA 18931, (215)794-7425, info@bcspca.org, http://www.bcspca.org/programs-services/

Leesport: Derek Leibensperger, Peach Tree Cremation Services, LLC, 223 Peach Street, Leesport, PA 19533, 610-926-2737, peachtreecremationservices@gmail.com, http://peachtreecremationservices.com

Lewistown: Juniata Memorial Park, RR 4, Lewistown, PA 17044, (717) 242-2555, http://www.burialplanning.com/cemeteries/juniata-memorial-park/

Mechanicsburg: Peaceful Pet Passage, 210 Andersontown Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6023, (717) 691-3004, http://www.peacefulpetpassage.com/

Mt. Pleasant: Eternal Life (cremation), 555E Valley Kitchen Drive, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666, 724-547-2468, eternallifecremations@verizon.net, http://EternalLifeCremations.com

Philadelphia: Paws To Heaven Pet Crematory, 9140-B Pennsauken Hwy, Pennsauken, NJ 08110, (215) 744-4400, (800) 910-8138; http://www.pawstoheaven.com/ (handles horses)

Pittsburgh/Bridgeville: Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation, 422 Washington Avenue, Bridgeville, PA 15107, 412-220-7800, http://www.ccpc.ws/

Pittsburgh: Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home - The Garden of Faithful Friends, 401 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, 412-655-4500, info@jeffersonmemorial.biz, http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz/pets-people

Pittston: Cherished Companions Pet Memorial Center (crematory), 10 Freeport Road, Pittston, PA 18640, 570-655-1212, cherishedcompanionspmc@gmail.com, http://cherishedcompanionspmc.com/site/

Quakertown: Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Services, 80 Kelly Road, Quakertown, PA 18951, (888) 651-7555; https://www.abbeyglen.com/PublicPages/Home.aspx

Tamaqua: Sky-View Pet Memorial Park, Inc., 108 Lafayette Ave., Rt. 54, Tamaqua, PA 18252, (570) 668-4100>, skyview108@gmail.com, http://www.skyviewmemorialpark.com/petCemetery.php

Ulster: Faithful Companions Pet Cemetery, Inc., RD 2, Box 210, Ulster, PA 18850, (570) 596-3192, faithfulcompanions@nypetcemetery.com, http://www.nypetcemetery.com/

Warminster: Evercare Veterinary Crematory Services, 387 Nina Way, Warminster PA 18974, 215-444-9295, evercarevcs@gmail.com, http://www.evercarepets.com

West Chester: Pet Memorial Services, 126 Turner Lane, West Chester, PA 19380, 610.430.7978, (888) 738-6365, info@petmemorialservices.com, https://www.petmemorialservices.com

Wilkes-Barre: Rolling Green Pet Cemetery, Luzerne County SPCA, Fox Hill Rd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, (570) 825-4111, http://www.spcaluzernecounty.org/cemetary-services

Williamsport: Lycoming County SPCA (burial & cremation), 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701-4178, (570) 322-4646, lycospca@comcast.net, http://lycomingspca.org/services/euthanasia-cremation-and-burial-services/

York: Peaceful Pet Passage, 2709 South Queen Street, Suite 7, York, PA 17402, (717) 691-3004, http://www.peacefulpetpassage.com/

Hamilton, NJ: Hamilton Pet Meadow, 1500 Klockner Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619, (609) 586-9660, info@petmeadow.com, http://www.petmeadow.com


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When a pet dies, you want help... fast!

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  • 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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