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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.

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/SpecialtyCareServices/GriefCounseling/tabid/1829/Default.aspx

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.

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.

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. http://www.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://www.sanctuarycounseling.com

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

*Philadelphia: Sandi Herman, MS, 215-922-2701, amazingcats@hotmail.com, http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs/campushealth/mindandbody.php

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

Pittsburgh: Karen Litzinger, MA, LPC, Heal from Pet Loss, 7625 West Hutchinson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15218, 412-242-7045, karen@healfrompetloss.com, http://www.HealFromPetLoss.com

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

*State College: David C. Holcomb, Ph.D., Center for Mental Health, 110 Radnor Road, Suite 101, State College, PA 16801, (814) 867-0670 x 225, david.holcomb@svpainc.com

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

*York: Elizabeth S. Revell, Ph.D., 717.840.1356, esrevell@comcast.net


IN-HOME EUTHANASIA:

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

Douglassville: Dr. Cindi Worrall, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice of Berks County, Douglassville, PA 19518, (484) 504-9482, berks@lapoflove.com, http://www.lapoflove.com/Locations-Pennsylvania-Douglassville

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. Referral-only service in the Main Line and Western suburbs of Philadelphia; limited to cats.

Philadelphia: Dr. Brad Bates, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Lap of Love, Philadelphia, PA, (267) 317-8110, Philadelphia@lapoflove.com, http://www.lapoflove.com/vet-biography.aspx?vet=50

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.

*Ambler: Parkview Pet Cemetery, 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002, (215) 646-1294

*Beaver Falls: Beaver Falls Cemetery Memorial Park, 2045 Darlington Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010, 724-846-5370

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, memorialpark@cloudninepets.com, http://www.cloudninepets.com

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

Canonsburg: Peaceful Pastures, 2095 Washington Rd., Canonsburg, PA 15317, (724) 745-7008, tschmidt@beinhauercares.com, 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/

*Douglassville: Reading Pet Cemetery, RD 2, 90 Oleyline Rd., Douglassville, PA 19518-8827, (610) 689-5757

*Dover: Suburban Memorial Gardens/Suburban Pet Haven, 3875 Bull Rd., Dover, PA 17315-4804, (717) 292-2141, suburba3@aol.com, http://www.peturncatalog.com/catalog/index.php?distributor_id=17315

Elizabeth: Louise Shaw Dill Memorial Pet Cemetery, Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Elizabeth Shelter, 1680 Fallen Timber Rd., Elizabeth PA 15037, (412) 321-4625, https://www.facebook.com/LouiseShawDillCemetery

*Export: Airy Pines Pet Cemetery, 931 Old Frankstown Rd., Export, PA 15632, 724-733-2242

*Frazer: Great Valley Pet Cemetery, 124 Phoenixville Pike, Frazer, PA 19355-1023, (610) 647-3330

*Gettysburg: Lake View Pet Haven, 1380 Chambersburg Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325, (717) 334-3412

*Greensburg: Pet Haven Cemetery, 1110 W. Newton Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601, (724) 836-7300

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

*Harrisburg: Shoops Pet Haven Cemetery, 4332 Lexington St., Harrisburg, PA 17109-2752, (717) 545-8121

*Hazle Twp: Lacey Memorial Family Pet Cemetery & Crematory, 1000 South Church Street, Hazle Twp, PA 18201-7667, (570) 454-6655

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/

Hollsopple: Friends to End Pet Crematory, 5491 Somerset Pike, Hollsopple, PA 15935, (814) 629-7555, info@friendtoend.com, http://www.friendtoend.com/

Indiana: Bowser Minich Pet Crematory and Funeral Home, 498 Ben Franklin Road South, Indiana, PA 15701, 724-349-3310, info@bowserminich.com, http://www.bowserminichpet.com

*Jamestown: Shenango Valley Pet Cemetery, 117 Royal Rd., Jamestown, PA 16134-9542, 724-932-3831

*Kittanning: Pets at Rest, RR1, Kittanning, PA 16201, (724) 783-7303

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

*Lancaster: Greenwood Cemetery, 719 Highland Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603, (717) 392-1224

*Lancaster: Lancaster Pet Cemetery, Second Lock Rd., Lancaster, PA 17603, (717) 291-1929

*Landisburg: Saint Francis Garden, RR1, Landisburg, PA 17040-9801, (717) 789-3162

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

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

*Ligonier: Hillsview Pet Cemetery, 1525 Nicely Dr., Ligonier, PA 15658-9805, 724-238-9151

*Limerick: Tri County Pet Cemetery, 44 Swamp Pike, Limerick, PA 19468-1406, (610) 495-3010

*Malvern: Great Valley Pet Cemetery, 124 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355, 610-647-3330

McKean: Hearthside Rest Pet Cemetery, 6351 Rick Road McKean, PA 16426, 814-833-2267, res1e065@verizon.net, http://www.hearthsiderestpetcemetery.com/

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

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

*New Brighton: NSPC LLC, RR2, New Brighton, PA 15066-9801, (724) 452-9343, nspcllc@zoominternet.net, http://www.nspcllc.com/

*New Britain: New Britain Pet Cemetery, c/o Beulah Cemetery, 238 Almshouse Rd., New Britain, PA 18901-5200, (215) 340-1790

*Palmerton: Stony Ridge Pet Cemetery, Palmerton, PA 18071, (610) 826-4990

*Paradise: CR Cremations, 690 Strasburg Road, Paradise, PA 17562, (717) 687-6940, (717) 314-4756

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.php

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

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

*Reynoldsville: Northern Tier Pet Cemetery, RR3, Reynoldsville, PA 15851-9803, (814) 653-2016

Ringtown: Paws & Remember Pet Cremation of Ringtown, 710 W Main St., Ringtown, PA 17967, 800.326.9553, janetbrouse@pawsandremember.com, http://pawsandremember.com/partner/ringtown.aspx

Scranton: Cherished Companions Pet Cremations, 801 Prospect Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505, 570-591-1PET (1738), luvyourpetcremations@gmail.com, http://www.cherishedcompanions.wix.com/web

*State College: Pine View Pet Cemetery, 1032 Benner Pike, State College, PA 16801-7318, (814) 237-4108

*Sunbury/Stonington: Pet Haven Cemetery, Northumberland Memorial Park, 2956 State Rt. 61, Sunbury, PA 17801 (570) 2862008

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/

*Uniontown: Faithful Pets Memorial Gardens, 127 Poundstone Rd., Uniontown, PA 15401, 724-438-4260

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

*Waterford: Animal Friends Cremation Service, 11711 Sharp Rd., Waterford, PA 16441-9049, (814) 796-2510

*Watsontown: Pet Rest Memorial Park, 2410 8th Street Dr, Watsontown, PA 17777-8002, (570) 538-2008

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