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HOTLINES:

(540) 231-8038 - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, T/Th 6-9 PM ET, http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/centaur/service-programs.asp

(202) 966-2171 - The PAL Pet Loss Comfort Line can be accessed by calling the PAL office in Washington, D.C., Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5 pm. You will be referred to a PAL counselor. info@peopleanimalslove.org, http://peopleanimalslove.org/programs/pet-loss/


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.

Alexandria: Kathy Reiter, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304, 703-746-4774, staff@alexandriaanimals.org, http://alexandriaanimals.org/pet-bereavement.html. Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the shelter's community room. Free; all welcome.

Fairfax: Kathy Reiter, Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 830-1100, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animal/pet_support_meetings.htm. Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania: The Rite Circle Pet Bereavement Support Group, meets every second Tuesday 7 p.m. at the CRRL; contact Animal Rites, 540-361-7487, info@animalritesusa.com, http://animalritesusa.com

Richmond: Dr. Sandra Barker, Center for Human-Animal Interaction, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 804-827-PAWS, chai@vcu.edu, http://www.chai.vcu.edu/programs--services/pet-loss-support. Telephone support; open only to clients of participating organizations. Call for times and eligibility.

Virginia Beach: Tyler Carmack, Hampton Roads Pet Loss Support Group, Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice, 4028 Rampart Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, 757-474-5968, hrvethospice@gmail.com, http://hrvethospice.com/support-group-calendar.html. Free.


COUNSELORS:

Alexandria: Dr. Ursula Weide, PhD, JD, LPC, FT, 801 N. Pitt Street, Suite 113, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-548-3866, sevenfortyseven400@earthlink.net, http://www.coping-with-loss-and-grief.com

Elk Creek: Beth Abernathy, When A Pet Dies, 276-655-3995, http://www.whenapetdies.com

Richmond: Dr. Sandra Barker, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, VCU Center for Human-Animal Interaction, P.O. Box 980710, Richmond, VA 23298-0710 (804) 828-4570. sbarker@vcu.edu, http://www.chai.vcu.edu/programs--services/pet-loss-support/

*Spotsylvania: Melanie R. Sheppard, LPC, Spotsylvania, VA 22551, 540-429-2977, msheppard514@gmail.com

*Winchester: Hillary Brooks, LCSW, Counseling and Consultant Services, 930 Barksdale Lane, Winchester, VA 22601, 540-535-5397, hillarybrooks@comcast.net


IN-HOME EUTHANASIA/HOSPICE CARE:

Hamilton: Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services, LLC, P.O. Box 713, Hamilton, VA 20159, 571-438-0339, wecare@wholisticpawsvet.com. http://www.wholisticpawsvet.com

Purcellville: Dr. Sallie Hyman, Forever Home In-Home Pet Euthanasia, 19908 Willowin Farm Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132, 571-246-3508, info@foreverhomemypet.com, http://www.foreverhomemypet.com

Reston: Beth Badgett, DVM, CVA, Gentle Vet Housecalls, Acupuncture for Pets, (703) 501-6428, vetmom2go@comcast.net, http://www.mygentlevet.com/

Virginia Beach: Dr. Tyler Carmack, Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, 757-474-5968, hrvethospice@gmail.com. In-home euthanasia, hospice care and support group, serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake. http://www.wholisticpawsvet.com

Virginia Beach: Dr Tom Wood, Virginia Beach, VA, 757-373-1863, drtomwood@euthhome.com. Available 24/7 for Southhampton Roads, the Peninsula, and the southern Easternshore of Virginia. http://www.euthhome.com/


CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES:

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

Abingdon: Faithful Pets Cremation and Burial Care, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210; P.O. Box 227, Abingdon, VA 24212; (276) 623-2738, info@faithfulpets.net, http://www.faithfulpets.net/

*Amelia Court House: Sweet Dreams Pet Crematory, P.O. Box 167, Amelia Court Hse, VA 23002-0167, (804) 561-6096, sattlerusa@tds.net

*Castlewood: Castlewood Funeral Home, 80 Donnie Dean Dr., Castlewood, VA 24224, (276) 762-0764, http://www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com/ (works through Adored Pets Crematory, Elizabethton, TN - http://www.adoredpetscrematory.com/)

Chantilly: Heavenly Paws Cremations, 14522L Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151, 703-378-8378, info@heavenlypawscremations.com, http://www.heavenlypawscremations.com/

Chantilly: In Memoriam Pet Services, 4500 Upper Cub Run Dr., Chantilly, VA 20151, 571-835-0540, info@impetservices.com, https://impetservices.com/about-2/about/

*Damascus: Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236, 276-475-5902, http://www.garrettfuneralhome.com/ (works through Adored Pets Crematory, Elizabethton, TN - http://www.adoredpetscrematory.com/)

*Disputanta: Old Orchard Hall Pet Cemetery, 10301 County Line Rd., Disputanta, VA 23842-7336, (804) 991-2066

*Falls Church, VA: Noah's Ark Pet Cemetery Inc., 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042, 703-560-4400. Serves Virginia, Maryland, DC areas.

Fredericksburg: Animal Rites, USA, 540-361-7487, P.O. Box 495, Fredericksburg; info@animalritesusa.com, http://www.animalritesusa.com/

Lovettsville: Rainbow Bridge Pet Services (crematory), Operations Office: 39693 Rocky Lane, Lovettsville, VA 20180, 703-973-5088, Carol@rainbowbridgepetservices.com. Serving Loudon County and surrounding area. http://www.rainbowbridgepetservices.com

Richmond: Allied Animal Hospital & Pet Crematory, 7209 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23294-3601, (804) 672-7200, http://www.alliedanimalhospital.com/general.html

Richmond: Pet Cremation Services & Richmond Pet Memorial Park, 3815 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, VA 23227, (804) 321-5055, http://www.animalcremationinrichmondva.com/. Cemetery is located in Doswell, cremation service in Ginter Park.

Richmond: Paws & Remember Pet Cremation, 804-262-0156 (formerly Loving Pets Crematory), http://pawsandremember.com/partner/staunton.aspx

Roanoke: Pet Haven Memorial Gardens, Roanoke Valley SPCA, 1340 Baldwin Ave NE, Roanoke, VA 24012, 540-344-4840, http://www.rvspca.org/

Rocky Mount: Lyle's Pet Cremations, 5625 Fork Mountain Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151, (540) 489-5279, Lisa@LylesPetCremations.com, http://www.lylespetcremations.com/

Sandston: Agape Pet Services (cremation), 1001 Tech Park Place, Sandston, VA 23150, 804-737-8400, https://agapepetservices.com

*Sandston: Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery, c/o Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Dr., Sandston, VA 23150, (804) 737-6027, http://washingtonmemorialparkva.com/

*Staunton: Heidi Memorial Pet Cemetery, 1921 Shutterlee Mill Rd., Staunton, VA 24401, (540) 885-5738

Staunton: Paws & Remember Pet Cremation, 540-213-8734, http://pawsandremember.com/partner/staunton.aspx

Virginia Beach: Garden of the Pines Pet Cemetery, 2685 Salem Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, (757) 427-1537, gotp2685@verizon.net, http://www.gardenofthepines.com/

Virginia Beach: Pet Cremation Services of Tidewater, 105 Happy Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, (757) 340-0016, information@petcremation.com, http://www.petcremation.com

Yorktown: Hampton Road Pet Cremation Services, 1120 Route 17, Yorktown, VA 23693, (757) 596-7100 #3, assistance@hamptonroadspetcremation.com, http://www.hamptonroadspetcremation.com/

 


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