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  • Study of Pets and Pet Loss: The Social & Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University is administering a survey on the responses of pets to the loss of a family pet. You are invited to participate in this online survey if: 1) You are 18 years or older and a pet owner; 2) You have lost a pet from your household due to death, temporary or permanent absence; and 3) At the time of the loss, you had at least one other pet that is still in your household now. Participation in this survey is voluntary. All information provided is entirely anonymous. Your participation is greatly appreciated and will help further our understanding of pet behavior and human-animal relationships. This survey is being conducted for research purposes. Your participation should take approximately 20 minutes. This study has received certification of exemption by the WSU Institutional Review Board. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study you may contact Leticia Fanucchi at l.fanucchi@email.wsu.edu, or see our Survey Cover Letter. Please click HERE to access the survey. If you are distressed by any questions in the survey, counseling services are available through the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Hotline at (866) 266-8635 or (509) 335-5704, http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/plhl/, plhl@vetmed.wsu.edu/


    HOTLINES:

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


    SUPPORT GROUPS:

    Bellevue:The Humane Society for Seattle/King County, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005-4408, (425) 649-7566, http://www.seattlehumane.org/services/emergencies/sick-dying-animal#pls, petloss@seattlehumane.org

    Seattle: Pet Loss Support Group Seattle Animal Shelter - 2061 15th Avenue West, Seattle WA, 98119, 206-386-PETS, kara.main-hester@seattle.gov, http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/pet-loss.htm. 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/pet_owners_resources.php


    COUNSELORS:

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

    Issaquah: Carol Airone, Airone Counseling, 545 Rainier Blvd. N. Suite 16, Issaquah, WA 98027, (425) 557-7898

    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/ (Wednesdays-Fridays; Monday & Tuesday ih Poulsbo office)

    Poulsbo: Lou-Ann Lauborough, LICSW, CSW-G, 225 NW Lindvig Way, Suite 6, Poulsbo, WA 98370, (888) 281-3578, lou-ann@lauborough-counseling.com, http://www.lauborough-counseling.com/ (Monday & Tuesday; Wednesday-Friday in Port Orchard 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, http://www.aldercounseling.com, kristinac@hushmail.com

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

    Seattle: Kate Munson, 2319 N. 45th Street, #303, Seattle, WA 98103, 206-295-8251, Kate@katemunson.com

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

    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, http://www.KateLStewart.com, info@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, http://www.atalkinthewoods.com, connie@atalkinthewoods.com


    IN-HOME EUTHANASIA/HOSPICE CARE

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

    Eatonville: Dr. Robin Gardner, Perfect Goodbye In Home Pet Euthanasia -- helping families with companion animals in multiple areas of Western Washington. Offering pre-decision counseling and group or individual cremation. Dr. Robin Gardner draws on 35 years of experience and is dedicated to providing the compassion, gentle support and professionalism that will facilitate a peaceful and dignified end-of-life transition for your beloved pet, thus honoring the bond you share and allowing for the perfect goodbye in the comfort of your own home. P.O. Box 1735, Eatonville, WA 98328, 253-312-6283

    Edmonds: Barry Rickman, Peaceful Companion, Ltd., P.O. Box 1434, Edmonds, WA 98020, (206)-683-2058, http://www.peacefulcompanion.com, barry@peacefulcompanion.com. Serves the greater Seattle area.

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

    Lynnwood: Tracy Tomlinson, Home Euthanasia Services, 16418 7th Pl W #B, Lynnwood, WA 98037, (425) 478-7561, http://www.peacefulsleep.mynetworksolutions.com, peacefulsleepvet@gmail.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. http://www.deborahrotman.com/in-home-pet-euthanasia-portland-oregon/, info@deborahrotman.com, (503) 489-8421.

    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, http://www.drlorigibson.com/, lori@drlorigibson.com

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


    CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES

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

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

    Bellevue:The Humane Society for Seattle/King County, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005-4408, (425) 649-7566, http://www.seattlehumane.org/services/emergencies/sick-dying-animal#pls, petloss@seattlehumane.org (cremation)

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

    Everett/Puget Sound: Heartfelt Memories, 10030 Holly Dr. #62, Everett, WA 98204, 206-571-4439. Home Euthanasia, Pet Cremation Pick-Up and Delivery throughout Puget Sound area. http://www.heartfeltstore.com, david@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 http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/inventory/marymoor/petgarden.aspx. "We offer a celebration wall that holds pet ash in the garden."

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

    Spokane Valley: All Pets Cremation Services, 12928 E. Indiana, Ste. #8, Spokane Valley, WA 99216, (509) 922-1285, http://www.allpetscremationservices.net, allpets@adelphia.net

    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/pet_owners_resources.php (cremation)

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


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    When a pet dies, you want help... fast!

    You'll find it in Moira Allen's Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet. In a book filled with comfort, compassion and support, you'll find the tools and tips you need to:
    • Understand the feelings you're going through -- and find ways to ease the pain
    • "Say good-bye" with memorials, tributes and other coping strategies
    • Help your children and other family members deal with their grief
    • Deal with people who "just don't understand"
    • Help surviving pets cope with the loss of a missing companion
    • Come to terms with the guilt we so often feel when a pet dies
    • Handle the agonizing decision of euthanasia
    • Choose the best and most comforting "final resting place" for your pet
    • Determine when and how to bring a new companion into your home (how soon is too soon?)
    • Improve your chances of recovering a lost or stolen pet
    • Help a friend cope with loss

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