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(866) 266-8635 or (509) 335-5704 - Washington State University, Pullman, College of Veterinary Medicine; http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/outreach/pet-loss-hotline; also offers e-mail support at plhl@vetmed.wsu.edu


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.

Bellevue: The Humane Society for Seattle/King County, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005-4408, (425) 649-7566, petloss@seattlehumane.org, http://www.seattlehumane.org/services/severely-injured-or-dying-animals

Bellingham: Zakia Kaminski, WHS Pet Loss Suport Group, Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division Street, Bellingham, Washington, 98226, 360-733-2080 ex. 3116, outreach@whatcomhumane.org, http://www.whatcomhumane.org. A free, monthly meeting where pet owners can share stories about their pet and work through their grief with others who have suffered a similar loss in a safe and supportive environment. Meets the third Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 at the Whatcom Humane Society in Bellingham. No reservation is needed. Call Zakia if you have any questions!

Kirkland: Michelle Nichols, AHELP Project (Animal Hospice, End of Life, and Palliative Care Project), michellednichols@gmail.com. AHELP Project's Caregiver Circle has alternating formats including animal hospice information, remembrance workshops, and support groups. Led by a grief counselor and educator, our Circles are designed to promote healing before, during, and after your loss. Please see http://www.ahelpproject.org/calendar for monthly details and to reserve your seat. We meet 6:30-8:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Education Room at Seattle Veterinary Specialists, 11814 115th Ave NE., Kirkland, WA 98034-6946. (425)823-1141. Directions and a map are at http://www.SVSVet.com

Seattle: AHELP Project (Animal Hospice, End of Life, and Palliative Care Project), 425-223-5722, http://www.ahelpproject.org/calendar. Our monthly Caregiver Support Circle meets on second Sundays of the month promptly at 2 pm at Seattle Unity Church, 200 8th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109. Professional counselors offer support before, during and after your loss. Donations are gladly accepted to our charitable non-profit.

Seattle: Pet Loss Support Group Seattle Animal Shelter - 2061 15th Avenue West, Seattle WA, 98119, 206-386-PETS, don.baxter@seattle.gov, http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/events-and-resources/pet-loss-support-group. Meets every Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Conference Room at the Seattle Animal Shelter. There is no fee to attend. Donations to the Help the Animals Fund are welcome and appreciated.

Tacoma: Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County, 2608 Center St, Tacoma, WA 98409, (253) 383-2733. Meets every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. http://www.thehumanesociety.org/services/pet-loss-support-group/


COUNSELORS:

Bellevue: Michelle Nichols, AHELP Project (Animal Hospice, End of Life, and Palliative Care Project), 2826 108 Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 425-223-5722, michellednichols@gmail.com, http://www.ahelpproject.org/animal_caregiver_support

Bothell: Tina Ellenbogen, Mobile Veterinary Services, P.O. Box 1744, Bothell, WA 98041, (425) 485-7387, drtinavet@aol.com, http://www.drtinavet.com/

Gig Harbor: Shawn Schertzer, The Dog Park Chaplain, Shawn@dogparkchaplain.org, http://dogparkchaplain.org

Lacey: Ann R. Howie, Human-Animal Solutions, 4705 Lacey Boulevard, Ste. D, Lacey, WA 98503-5712, 360-493-2586, HumanAnimalSolutions@comcast.net, Http://www.HumanAnimalSolutions.com

*Olympia: Gloria J. Roettger, MS LMHC NCC; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; 2222 State Avenue NE, Suite B, Olympia, WA 98506, (360) 236-1346, gjroettger@earthlink.net

Port Orchard: Lou-Ann Lauborough, LICSW, CSW-G, 1730 Pottery Avenue, Suite 120, Port Orchard, WA 98366, (360) 876-5483, lou-ann@lauborough-counseling.com, http://www.lauborough-counseling.com/ (Tuesdays & Thursdays; Wednesday, Friday & Saturday in Silverdale office.)

*Redmond: Katrina Bilhimer, MA, LMHC, 7961 169th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052, (360) 951-3087, kbilhimer@msn.com

*Seattle: Kristina Callender, 10303 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133, 206-551-7372, kristinac@hushmail.com

Seattle: Diane Dyer, Life Tribute Professional, Farewells by Diane, 2642 NW 63rd St. #A, Seattle WA 98107, 206-437-2991, farewellsbyDiane@gmail.com, http://dianedyer.com/pets/ (provides funeral and memorial ceremonies)

Seattle: Mimi Handlin, MSW, Certified Pet Loss Counselor, Seattle, WA 98115, 206-579-8274, healingpetgrief@gmail.com, http://www.healingpetgrief.com

Seattle: Marilyn Michael and Henry Snyder, North American Institute of NeuroTherapy, 117 E. Louisa #188, Seattle, WA 98102, (206) 322-0633, info@therapyofthefuture.com, http://www.therapyofthefuture.com

*Seattle: Linda Neahry, MA, LMHC, 342 NW 103rd St., Seattle, WA 98177, 206-782-6144, leneahry@nwlink.com

Seattle: Kate Stewart LMHC, Creative Therapy, 2366 Eastlake Ave E #402, Seattle WA, 206-669-4912, info@katelstewart.com, http://www.KateLStewart.com

Seattle: Jennifer Streit, LMHC, 5446 49th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98136, 206-938-8539, cell 206-579-7572, jenstreit@blarg.net, http://www.HandsToPawsAnimalMassage.com

Seattle: Connie Starr, MA, 609 10th Ave E. Seattle, WA, (206) 375-5028, starr.therapy@gmail.com, http://www.atalkinthewoods.com

Silverdale: Lou-Ann Lauborough, LICSW, CSW-G, 8987 McConnell Ave NW, Silverdale, WA 98383m 360-876-1496, lou-ann@lauborough-counseling.com, http://www.lauborough-counseling.com/ (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; Tuesday & Thursday in Port Orchard office.)

Vancouver: Ericka Martin, Star Meadow Counseling, MA, LMHC, LPC, 10000 NE 7th Ave, Suite 330-F, Vancouver, WA 98685, 360-952-3070, info@starmeadowcounseling.com, http://www.starmeadowcounseling.com


IN-HOME EUTHANASIA/HOSPICE CARE

Bellevue: Michelle Nichols, AHELP Project (Animal Hospice, End of Life, and Palliative Care Project), 2826 108th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 425-223-5722, michellednichols@gmail.com, http://www.AHELPProject.org

Bothell: Tina Ellenbogen, Mobile Veterinary Services, P.O. Box 1744, Bothell, WA 98041, (425) 485-7387, drtinavet@aol.com, http://www.drtinavet.com/

Everett/Puget Sound: Heartfelt Memories, 10030 Holly Dr. #62, Everett, WA 98204, 206-571-4439, david@heartfeltstore.com. Home Euthanasia, Pet Cremation Pick-Up and Delivery throughout Puget Sound area. http://www.heartfeltstore.com

Lynnwood: Tracy Tomlinson, Home Euthanasia Services, 16418 7th Pl W #B, Lynnwood, WA 98037, (425) 478-7561, peacefulsleepvet@gmail.com, http://www.peacefulsleep.mynetworksolutions.com

Monroe: Aja Senestraro, Sea to Sky Holistic Vet, Monroe, WA, (425)492-0323, seatoskyvet@gmail.com, http://www.SeatoSkyHolisticVet.com. Serves western Washington from the Sound to the Cascades between about Mount Vernon and Federal Way. See website for schedule of locations.

Seattle: Amanda Durrill, DVM, Seattle, WA, (206) 486-5418, pvhc.seattle@gmail.com, http://www.PacificVeterinaryHouseCalls.com

Southern Washington and Northwestern Oregon: Deborah Rotman, DVM, Loving Hands In Home Pet Euthanasia. As a veterinarian with 17 years experience, I will give you the information and encouragement you need to make a decision that feels right for you and your loving companion. I provide FREE consultation with potential clients about: · How to decide when is the right time for your pet to transition · How the euthanasia process works · How various disease processes may progress over time · What to look for when monitoring your pets' quality of life · Cremation options and can make all necessary arrangements for body care afterwards. info@deborahrotman.com, (503) 489-8421, http://www.deborahrotman.com/in-home-pet-euthanasia-portland-oregon/

Vancouver area: Lori Gibson, DVM, Compassionate Care Home Pet Euthanasia Service. Compassionate Care is the Vancouver area's most recommended local home euthanasia service dedicated to providing peaceful cat and dog euthanasia in the privacy and stress-free environment of home in the Vancouver, WA, Portland and Salem, OR, and outlying areas. We are widely available 7 days/week. We have earned an exceptional reputation for professional and personal attention, and a gentle yet experienced touch. In addition to in-home mobile dog and cat euthanasia service, we can also provide aftercare counseling and assistance, including transport to a local pet crematory for private or communal pet cremation service if desired. 503-880-1172, lori@drlorigibson.com, http://www.drlorigibson.com/

Vancouver: Pet Loss At Home, one hour radius of Vancouver, 877-219-4811, Multiple Veterinarians, Better Availability.http://www.PetLossAtHome.com


MEMORIAL SERVICES

Seattle: Diane Dyer, Life Tribute Professional, Farewells by Diane, 2642 NW 63rd St. #A, Seattle WA 98107, 206-437-2991, farewellsbyDiane@gmail.com, http://dianedyer.com/pets/ (provides funeral and memorial ceremonies)

Seattle: Memorial Services for Pets - offers graveside services and eulogies. info@seattleofficiant.com, http://www.MemorialServicesForPets.com


CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES

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

Aberdeen: Petland Cemetery, Inc., P.O. Box 184, Aberdeen WA 98520, (800) 738-5119, info@petcem.comcastbiz.net, http://www.peturnspl.com/ (handles horses)

Auburn: Precious Pets Animal Crematory, 3420 C Street NE #306, Auburn, WA 98002, 253-929-8495, WeCare@PreciousPetsAnimalCrematory.com, http://www.preciouspetsanimalcrematory.com

Bellevue:The Humane Society for Seattle/King County, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005-4408, (425) 649-7566, admissions@seattlehumane.org, http://www.seattlehumane.org/services/severely-injured-or-dying-animals (cremation - scroll down to view services)

Bellingham: Life Cycle Pet Cremation, Inc., 801 W. Orchard Drive, Suite 3, Bellingham, WA 98225, 360-778-9578, info@lifecyclepet.com, http://www.life-cycle-pet-cremation.com

Bothell: Mill Creek Pet Cemetery, c/o Tail's-a-Waggin Dog & Cat Inn, 19816 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98012-7122, (425) 481-3214, http://www.taw-inn.com/id4.html,

Colbert: Family Pet Memorial Garden, 20015 North Austin Road, Colbert, WA 99005; Greater Spokane: (509) 467-4248, Spokane Valley: (509) 570-1720, North Idaho: (208) 457-7111, fampetmemorial@gmail.com, http://www.familypetmemorial.com/

Everett/Puget Sound: Heartfelt Memories, 10030 Holly Dr. #62, Everett, WA 98204, 206-571-4439, david@heartfeltstore.com. Home Euthanasia, Pet Cremation Pick-Up and Delivery throughout Puget Sound area. http://www.heartfeltstore.com

*Kent: Pet Haven Cemetery, 23646 Military Rd. S, Kent, WA 98032-2833, (206) 878-7292

Redmond: King County Parks and Recreation Division Pet Garden - Marymoor Park, P.O. Box 3517, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. Redmond WA 98063-3517, 206-205-3661, marymoorpark@kingcounty.gov, http://www.kingcounty.gov/services/parks-recreation/parks/parks-and-natural-lands/popular-parks/marymoor/petgarden.aspx. "We offer a celebration wall that holds pet ash in the garden."

*Tacoma: ARK Northwest Pet Cremation and Memorials, PO Box 112576, Tacoma, WA 98411, (253) 536-8775

Tacoma: Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County, 2608 Center St, Tacoma, WA 98409, (253) 383-2733, http://www.thehumanesociety.org/services/end-of-life-services/ (cremation)

Tacoma: Tacoma Pet Crematory, 5302 S. Junett St., Tacoma, WA 98409, (253) 474-9574 or (888) 474-9574, info@tacomapetcrematory.com, http://www.tacomapetcrematory.com

Vancouver: Peaceful Paws Pet Cremation & Memorial Services, Inc., 6303 E. 18th St. Ste. B, Vancouver, WA 98661, 360.213.0323, http://peacefulpawscremation.com/

Wenatchee: Columbia Pet Service, 1466 S. Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801, (509) 664-2963, columbiapetservice@nwi.net, http://www.columbiapetservice.com/

Post Falls, ID: All Pets Cremation Services, 4195 3rd Ave Ste A Post Falls, Idaho 83854, (208) 704-1426, allpets@adelphia.net, http://www.allpetscremationservice.com/

 


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