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    (214) 461-5131 - SPCA of Texas, Dallas. All calls are returned within 24 hours. http://www.spca.org/Page.aspx?pid=253


    SUPPORT GROUPS:

    Dallas: Pet Grief Counseling Support Group, SPCA of Texas. meets the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212 in Conference Room 1. Established and conducted by Dr. Diane Pomerance. http://www.spca.org/Page.aspx?pid=253. For more information, contact Esmeralda Garcia, Manager, Community Relations, 214.461.1812, egarcia@spca.org

    Ft. Worth: Pet Loss Meet-Up Group, 2701 W Berry St., Ste 151, Fort Worth, TX 76109. Contact Ja'neen Saffle, 817-715-6645, janeensaffle@gmail.com. Call for locations and times in your area. No fees; bring your lunch! http://www.fortworthpetloss.com

    Houston: Animal Emergency Hospital Southeast, 10331 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034, 713-941-8460, http://www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/animal-emergency-southeast/

    San Antonio: S.A.P.P.Y. Pet Loss/Grief Support Group of San Antonio, 6800 Evers Road, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Julie Wiley, (210) 216-0920, sappypetloss@sbcglobal.net. Group gatherings: 4th Tuesday of the Month, 6:30-8 p.m. at The English Tea Shoppe, 6877 Bandera Road (in Leon Valley, between Grissom & Huebner Roads). Group gatherings are held in a quiet space for privacy. The group also plays host to an Annual Christmas Pet Candlelight and Remembrance Service in honor of pets. See blog at http://sappypetlosssupportgroup.blogspot.com.


    COUNSELORS:

    Austin: Claudia Carroll, The Healing Space, 8700 Manchaca Rd., Suite 806, Austin, TX, 78748, (512) 663-6644, http://www.thehealingspaceaustin.com, info@thehealingspaceaustin.com

    Austin: Dr. Millie Cordaro, Good Grief Therapy, 604 W 9th Street Suite B, Austin, TX 78701, 512-354-2920, http://www.goodgrieftherapy.com

    Austin: Cathy Heyman, 2525 Wallingwood Dr, Bldg 1, Suite 124, Austin, TX 78746, 512-965-8880, ch@cathyheyman.com, http://www.cathyheyman.com

    Austin: Nicole Vykoukal, LMSW Under the supervision of Heather Davies, LCSW, Phoenix Thriving, PLLC, 3400 Kerbey Lane Box 55, Austin, TX 78703, 512.560.7294, http://www.phoenixthrivingaustin.com/nicole-vykoukal-lmsw/http://www.phoenixthrivingaustin.com/nicole-vykoukal-lmsw/

    Austin: Kitty Walker, 5511 Parkcrest Dr., Suite 201, Austin, TX 78748, 512-452-4464, askKitty@aol.com

    Bryan: Derek Bergeron, Psychologist, 1920 W Villa Maria Rd, Suite 305-11, Bryan, TX 77807, 979-473-9082, http://drbphd.blogspot.com/, derekbphd@hotmail.com

    Flower Mound: Diane Pomerance, Ph.D., PMB #217, Suite 119, 2221 Justin Road, Flower Mound, Texas 75028, (972) 966-8993, http://www.animalcompanionsandtheirpeople.com, Info@animalcompanionsandtheirpeople.com

    Dallas/Ft. Worth Area: Reverend Karen j Kobrin Cohen, 84 Windemere Way, Keller, TX 76248; 703-474-5799 (cell), chaplainkarenjcohen@gmail.com, http://www.animalchaplain.info

    Ft. Worth: Janeen Saffle, Compassionate Counseling for Pet Parents, 2701 W Berry St. Ste 151, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, 817-715-6645, janeensaffle@gmail.com, http://www.fortworthpetloss.com

    Humble: Sinead Lancaster LMSW, ACP, LMFT, 1016 N. Houston Ave., Ste. A, Humble, TX 77338, (713) 268-6734, info@sineadlancaster.com, http://www.sineadlancaster.com/

    Killeen: Lisa Gildon, Professional Counseling Services, 1711 East Central Texas Expressway Suite 103, Killeen Texas 76542, 254-526-7272, Texaspasowoman@yahoo.com

    Mansfield: Jill Nonnemacher, LCSW, The Therapy Works Center, 708 Hunters Row Court, Suite 104, Mansfield, TX 76063, 817.600.8747, jillnonnemacher@yahoo.com


    IN-HOME EUTHANASIA/HOSPICE CARE

    Dallas: David Landers, DVM, Dallas Home Pet Euthanasia, North Dallas to McKinney and Mid Cities, (972) 638-7387, http://www.homeeuthanasia.net, drlanders@homeeuthanasia.net

    Dallas/Rowlett: Dr. Rebecca Westbrook, DVM, 8031 Lakeview Pkwy., Rowlett, TX 75088, 972-201-5342, rlcdvm1@yahoo.com. Loving Paws Veterinary Housecalls home euthanasia service, serving north Dallas and surrounding communities. http://www.lovingpawshousecalls.com. Hospice service: http://www.pethospice.lovingpawshousecalls.com

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

    Dallas Dr. Holly Kiernicki, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Lap of Love, Dallas, TX, (972) 843-1186, http://www.lapoflove.com/vet-biography.aspx?vet=41, DrHolly@lapoflove.com

    Friendswood/Houston: Dr Charles Jameson, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice - Serving North, South Houston and surrounding counties. (832) 377-7503, http://www.lapoflove.com/Locations-Texas-Houston, DrCharles@lapoflove.com

    Ft. Worth: Beyond the Rainbow Pet Hospice & Memorial Center, Inc., 9463 Benbrook Blvd. Ste 130, Fort Worth, TX, 817 249-7700, beyondtherainbow@att.net, http://www.texaspethospice.com. In-home hospice care, in-home euthanasia, cremation and burial services.

    Ft. Worth: Pet Loss At Home-Ft. Worth, Ft. Worth, TX 76244, 877-219-4811, http://www.PetLossAtHome.com. 8am-8pm, Seven Days A Week, Within 1-3 Hours Notice, One Hour Radius of Greater Fort Worth Area. Multiple Veterinarians, Better Availability.

    Joshua Creek: Tiffany J. Horton, DVM, RVT, Joshua Creek Mobile Veterinary Service, 830-522-1910, http://www.JoshuaCreekVet.com, DocTiffany@hotmail.com. We service the "Hill Country," especially around the towns of Comfort and Boerne.

    San Antonio: Pet Loss At Home-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78253, 877-219-4811, http://www.PetLossAtHome.com. 8am-8pm, Seven Days A Week, Within 1-3 Hours Notice, One Hour Radius of Greater San Antonio Area. Multiple Veterinarians, Better Availability.

    San Antonio: Michael Mixon, Texas Veterinary Hospital, 2949 Thousand Oaks, Ste. 1, San Antonio, TX 78247, 210-490-0036; 3493 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78201, 210-732-1981; 2325 NW Military Ste. 111, San Antonio, TX 78231, 210-349-2121, http://www.texasveterinaryhospitals.com (click "Services"), sbenavides@texasveterinaryhospitals.com

    San Antonio: Samantha Mixon DVM, San Antonio, TX, 210-288-9751, http://www.pethomehospice.com, mixondvm@gvtc.com


    CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES:

    Amarillo: All God's Critters, 6105 W. Rockwell Rd., Canyon, TX 79015, (806) 655-8444

    Anderson: Live Oak Pet Services, 5359 Lois Lane, Anderson, TX 77830, 936-873-2564, http://www.liveoakpetservices.com/, liveoakpetservices@hotmail.com

    Aubrey: Pet Haven Memorial Park, 26770 Hwy 380 East, Aubrey, TX 76227, 972/355-3130, pethavenmp@ntin.net

    Austin: Austin Pet Memorial Center (crematory), 16670 I -35 S Suite B, Austin, TX 78610, 512-425-0879, http://www.austinpetmc.com, info@austinpetmc.com

    Austin: Heaven's Leash - Pet Aftercare Services, 4820 Marblehead Dr., Austin, TX 78727, (512) 736-3941, http://www.heavensleash.com, kenny@heavensleash.com. Aftercare service including removal and cremation, home visits.

    Austin: Superior Pet Crematory Services, 1916 Tillery Street, Austin, TX 78723, (512) 478-4300, info@superiorpetcrematoryservices.com, http://www.superiorpetcrematoryservices.com/

    Azle: Smoke Rise Farm Pet Cemetery, 11300 Mountain View Dr., Azle, TX 76020-5506, (817) 444-2221, http://www.smokerisefarmpetcemetery.net, smokerisefarmpetcemetery@yahoo.com

    Bowie: Pine Hill Pet & Horse Cemetery and Crematory, 3020 Hwy 81 N Bowie, TX 76230, (940) 872-4701, (800) 219-PETS (7387), info@pinehillpet.com, http://www.pinehillpet.com/

    Brookshire: Forever Pals Pet Cremation, 747 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423, (281) 731-6956, http://www.foreverpalspetcremation.com/

    Bryan: Brazos Animal Shelter, 2207 Finfeather, Bryan, TX 77801, 979-775-5755 (cremation), info@brazosanimalshelter.org, http://www.brazosanimalshelter.org/eucremation.html

    Bulverde: Pet Haven Cemetery & Crematories, 4347 Laurie Michelle Road, San Antonio, TX 78261-1812, (830) 438-7579 (no response)

    Burnet: Hi-View Pet Cemetery, 4644 Park Road 4 S, Burnet, TX 78611, (512) 756-7388

    Carrollton: Toothacres Pet Cemetery, 1639 Parker Rd, Carrollton, TX 75010, (972) 492-3711, http://toothacres.com/cemetery-home.html

    Conroe: Fond Memories, 1102 S. 7th St, Conroe, TX 77301, 281.469.7981 Houston, 936.441.5305 Metro, http://www.fondmemoriespetcemetery.com/

    Converse: Bluebonnet Pet Crematory LLC, 8714 Business Circle, Converse, TX 78109, (210) 566-4501, http://www.bluebonnetpetcrematory.com, info@bluebonnetpetcrematory.com

    Dallas/Ft. Worth: All Paws Go To Heaven, 2215 W. Pipeline Road, Euless, Texas 76040, 817-690-1560, http://www.allpawsgotoheaven.com, info@allpawsgotoheaven.com

    Dallas/Ft. Worth:North Texas Pet Cremation, 214-500-2106, http://northtexaspetcrematory.com/, info@northtexaspetcremation.com

    Duncanville: Petland Memorial Gardens Pet Cemetery, Duncanville, TX 75116-3159, (972) 298-2390

    Euless: See Dallas.

    Ft. Worth: Beyond the Rainbow Pet Hospice & Memorial Center, Inc., 9463 Benbrook Blvd. Ste 130, Fort Worth, TX, 817 249-7700, beyondtherainbow@att.net, http://www.texaspethospice.com. In-home hospice care, in-home euthanasia, cremation and burial services.

    Ft. Worth: Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery, 3600 Shelby Rd, Ft. Worth, TX 76140, (817) 478-6696, http://www.ffpcc.com/

    Galveston: Pet Haven Pet Cemetery, Joyce's Pet Grooming, 2101 Avenue K (rear), Galveston, TX 77550-4644, (409) 762-6385

    Garner: Whispering Oaks Pet Cemetery, 4655 Old Garner Rd., Garner, TX (8 miles northwest of Weatherford), George and Cindy Bradshaw, Owners and Caretakers, 817-596-4046, 817-304-4040, 817-565-3191

    Harker Heights: Rolling Hills Pet Cemetery, c/o Bookers Pet Hotel, 503 N. Ann Blvd, Harker Heights, TX 76548, (254) 699-6365, http://bookerpethotel.com (also cremation services)

    Houston: A Bit of Heaven Pet Cemetary, 8726 Congo Ln, Houston, TX 77040, 713-688-8357; office at 5414 Antoine, Houston TX 77091, info@abitofheaven.com, http://www.abitofheaven.com/

    Houston: Devoted Pets Cremation & Memorials, 7012 Belgold St., Houston, TX, 281-370-7008, http://www.devotedpets.com/

    Houston: Hales Half Acre Pet Cemetery & Crematory, 11614 Dumas St, Houston, TX 77034, (713) 941-4494, http://halespetcemetery.com/, info@halespetcemetery.com

    Houston: Houston Pet Cremation Services, 5414 Antoine #C, Houston, TX 77091, (713)688-8357, info@HoustonPetCremationServices.com, http://www.houstonpetcremationservices.com/

    Houston: Little Friends Pet Memorial, 8627 Windswept Ln., Houston, TX 77063, (713) 974-2744, http://www.littlefriendspetmemorial.com/

    Houston: see also Brookshire, Richmond, Spring, Waller

    Iowa Park: Sunrise Pet Cemetery, 3111 FM Rd 369 S., Iowa Park, TX 76301, (940)855-1953 (cremation also available)

    Lancaster: Furry Friends Pet Funeral Home and Cemetery, c/o Rodriguez Brothers Landscaping, 1003 South Dallas Ave, Lancaster, Texas 75146, 469-867-8711

    Lubbock: Cimarron Pet Cemetery & Crematory Service, 5903 Country Road 7700, Lubbock, TX 79424, (806) 785-0100, http://www.cimarronpetservices.com/cimarron.nxg, farris_c@hotmail.com

    Lubbock: Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park, 15602 Loop 493, Lubbock, TX 79423, (806) 863-2241

    Manchaca: Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematory, P.O. Box 1330, Manchaca, TX 78652, (512) 312-1596, rbpetcrematory@yahoo.com, http://www.rainbowbridgepet.com/

    Mansfield: Bluebonnet Pet Cemetery, 2720 Bryson Road, Mansfield, TX 76063, (817) 335-9051, http://www.bluebonnetpetcemetery.com/contact.html, staffordd@sbcglobal.net

    Marshall: Patchwork Pet Resort and Veterinary Clinic (cemetery), 3518 FM 1997 N, Marshall, TX 75670, 903-938-2152, http://www.patchworkpetresort.com/index.html, patchworkresort@gmail.com

    McKinney: Platinum Pet Memorial Services, 511 New Hope Road W, McKinney, TX 75071, 214.726.9330, http://www.platinumpetms.com, platinumpet@sbcglobal.net

    Pflugerville: Pet Rest Crematory & Cemetery, 1608 Three Points Rd., Pflugerville, TX 78660-3161, (512) 251-6112 (serves the Austin area; works with veterinarians, not individual pet owners)

    Richmond: Paws Memorial Service, LLC (crematorium), 601 Pitts Road, Richmond, TX 77406, 281/342-PAWS (7297), http://www.PawsMemorialService.com, info@pawsmemorialservice.com

    Sachse: Pet Rest Crematory, 6800 Highway 78, Sachse, TX 75048, 972-495-1858, http://www.petrestcrematory.com/

    San Angelo: Have a Heart Cemetery, 3825 E. FM Hwy 2105, San Angelo, TX 76905, (325) 653-1625

    San Antonio: All Paws Great & Small Pet Crematory, 5611 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78220, 210-662-4851, http://www.allpawscrematory.com/, info@allpawscrematory.com

    San Antonio: see also Converse

    San Leon: Bay Area Pet Adoptions, 3000 Ave. R, San Leon, TX 77539, (281) 339-2086, http://bayareapetadoptions.org/petloss.html, BOD@BayAreaPetAdoptions.org

    Sattler: Paws in Heaven (cremation), 2106 Sattler Rd., Sattler, TX 78132, 830-964-2210, Toll Free 800-299-2210, http://www.pawsnheaven.com, het@gvtc.com

    Spring: Angel Oaks Pet Crematory, 21755 I-45, Building 11 Suite A, Spring, TX 77388, (713) 946-6223, http://www.angeloakspetcrematory.com

    Texarkana: Pet Cemetery and Memorial Gardens of Texarkana, 1301 S. Kings Hwy, P.O. Box 6296, Texarkana, TX 75501, 903-244-3745, http://www.petcemeterytx.com, owner@petcemeterytx.com

    Texarkana: Pet Cremation Services of Texarkana, 3601 Jefferson Ave, Texarkana, AR 71854, (888) 777-1145, http://www.pcstxk.com, support@pcstxk.com

    Waller: South Central Equine Crematory, 28232 FM 2920 Rd., Waller, TS 77484, 936-931-2900, http://www.southcentralequinecrematory.com/. Pick-up from your location and veterinary clinics available 7 days a week.

    Waller: Treasured Paws, Inc. (cremation), 33506 Haley Road, Waller, TX 77484-5110, 866-360-5133, info@treasuredpaws.com, http://www.treasuredpaws.com/

    Whitehouse: Pet Haven Cemetery & Crematory, 18176 Hwy 110 S, Whitehouse, TX 75791, (903) 839-3352

    **Downsville, LA: Best Friends Crematory and Memorial Company, 366 Butch Pardue Road, Downsville, LA 71234, office & fax (318) 982-5023, (318) 680-3543 or (318) 255-3761, Cathyj@privatepetcremations.com, http://www.privatepetcremations.com. (Serves Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Tennessee)


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