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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/students/ots/events.html

(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. http://www.peopleanimalslove.org/our_programs.php#petloss, info@peopleanimalslove.org


SUPPORT GROUPS:

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://awla.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_petbereavement. 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 7:30 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, Animalrites@aol.com

Richmond: Dr. Sandra Barker, Center for Human-Animal Interaction, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 804-828-PAWS, chai@vcu.edu, http://www.chai.vcu.edu/programs_services/sub/supportgroup.html. Call for times and eligibility; this group may be open only to clients of specific organizations.

Virginia Beach: Tyler Carmack, Hampton Roads Pet Loss Support Group, Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice, 4028 Rampart Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, 757-474-5968, http://www.hrvethospice.com/pet-loss-group.html, hrvethospice@gmail.com. Free support group; meetings begin in January 2012.


COUNSELORS:

Alexandria: Christina Richardson, PhD, SFO, 2201 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, (703) 683-2949, http://www.4Paws2Hands.com, christina@FigaroConsulting.com

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

Arlington: Mary Azoy, LPC, Arlington, VA 22203, 703-943-7139, http://www.maryazoy.com, maryazoy@gmail.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

Richmond: Martha Ann Spruill, LCSW, 5610 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226, 804-405-0939, MarthaAnnS@me.com, http://www.mspruill.com

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

Yorktown: Susanna Horner, PetLossCounselors.com, 6515 George Washington Mem. Hwy, Suite 100, Yorktown, VA 23692, 757-788-9636. http://petlosscounselors.com, susannalcsw@gmail.com.


IN-HOME EUTHANASIA/HOSPICE CARE:

Hamilton: Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services, LLC, P.O. Box 713, Hamilton, VA 20159, 571-438-0339, http://www.wholisticpawsvet.com, wecare@wholisticpawsvet.com. Acupuncture, Rehabilitation, Hospice, and Euthanasia services in the comfort and dignity of your home.

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, http://www.hrvethospice.com, hrvethospice@gmail.com. In-home euthanasia, hospice care and support group, serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake.

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


CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES:

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

Alexandria: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304, 703-746-4774, staff@alexandriaanimals.org, http://awla.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_eor (cremation)

Alexandria: Sunset Pet Services, Inc., 5521 Vine St., Alexandria, VA 22310-1017, 703-971-4120, http://sunsetpetservices.com/index.htm, Contact@sunsetpetservices.com

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

Amherst: Blue Ridge Cemetery, run by the Humane Society of Amherst County, 318 Shelter Lane, Amherst, VA 24521 (P.O. Box 614, Amherst, VA 24521), (434) 946-9410, http://www.amherstanimalshelter.org/pages/pet_cemetery.html, HSofAC@gmail.com

Bristol: Oakley-Blevins Funeral Home, 417 Lee Street, Bristol, VA 24201, 276-669-6141, http://www.oakley-blevins.com/ (works through Adored Pets Crematory, Elizabethton, TN - http://www.adoredpetscrematory.com/)

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, http://www.heavenlypawscremations.com/, info@heavenlypawscremations.com

Chesapeake: Great Meadows Pet Cremations, 1010 Cedar Road, Suite 102, Chesapeake, VA 23322, (757) 410-5629, info@greatmeadowspc.com, http://www.greatmeadowspc.com/

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: Noah's Ark Pet Cemetery Inc., 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042, 703-560-4400 ext.4737 (Kimberly Mosser), Kimberly.Mosser@DignityMemorial.com. Serves Virginia, Maryland, DC areas.

Fredericksburg: Animal Rites, USA, 540-361-7487, P.O. Box 495, Fredericksburg; Animalrites@aol.com, http://www.animalritesusa.com/. Funeral/Memorial Services: Pick up and delivery for cremations and accompaniment services.

Fredericksburg: Sunset Memorial Gardens, 3702 Loren Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22401, 540-898-3369, http://aftercareplanning.com/sunset-memorial-gardens/

Newport News: Peninsula Pet Cremations, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23608, 757-874-2681, Chris Sisler, Manager, csisler@altmeyer.com, http://www.altmeyer.com/_mgxroot/page_10840.php

Richmond: Allied Animal Hospital & Pet Crematory, 7209 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23294-3601, (804) 672-7200

Richmond: Richmond Pet Memorial Park and Cremation Service, Richmond, VA 23229, (804) 321-5055. Cemetery is located in Doswell, cremation service in Ginter Park.

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: 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

Suffolk: Paw Prints Crematory, LLC, Parr Funeral Home, 3515 Robs Dr., Suffolk, VA 23434, (757) 539-3997, charles@parrfuneralhome.com, http://www.parrfuneralhome.com/

Virginia Beach: Cherish Pet Cremation Services, Inc., 2284 London Bridge Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456, 757-630-2926, http://www.cherishpetcremations.com/, cherishpet@verizon.net

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

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

Yorktown: Hampton Road Pet Cremation Services, 1120 Route 17, Yorktown, VA 23693, (757) 596-7100 #3, jbyrge@peninsulavets.com


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