Pet Loss Hotlines and Phone Support

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Hotline: 215-746-8247

Washington State University - WSU Pet Loss Hotline
Hotline: 509-335-5704

Pet Rest Grief Line
Hotline: 03-9596-7799

Society for Companion Animal Studies
Hotline: 0800-096-6606

Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Hotline: 519-824-4120

ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline
Hotline: 877-474-3310 (24 hours a day)
About: Pet parents can get help from the ASPCA Pet Loss Support program
Society for Companion Animal Studies
Hotline: 0800 096 6606 - (8:30 am-8:30 pm daily) (UK only including northern Ireland).

The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS)
Hotline: 204-988-8804
Has volunteers trained in loss and grief counselling who can help you. Please leave your name, telephone number and the best time to reach you. Messages are checked throughout the day and returned as soon as possible.

The BARK Pup Loss Companion Line (Columbus)
Addison's Place: A Pet Grief Foundation
Hotline: (844) 423-3404 - Call between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. EST
Messages will be returned. Currently available only within the state of Michigan.

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

Companion Animal Related Emotions Pet Loss
Helpline Illinois: 217-244-CARE (2273)

SPCA (The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Texas,
Pet Grief Counseling Support Line (Serves North Texas)
Hotline: 214-461-5131

From NJ: 856-234-4688 - Outside of NJ: 800-404-PETS (7387)

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine New York
Pet Loss Support Hotline: 607-253-3932

Colorado State University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Argus Institute
Argus Clinic Line: 970-297-1242

TAGS (The Animal Grief Support Group)
Hope Bereavement Center, 5400 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver WA 98661
Hotline: 360-696-5120
Operations: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday; meets second Thursday of every month

Utah State University Pet Loss Support:
Hotline: 435-757-4540
Operations: Mon-Thu from 5-7 PM

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support:
Hotline: (508) 839-7966

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Pet Loss Support:
Hotline: 630-325-1600

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support:
Hotline: (865)755-8839
Operations: Monday-Friday (9am – 6pm)

College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell University Pet Loss Support:
Hotline: (607) 253-3932
Operations: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (6-9pm EST)

The Lams Pet Loss Support Center:
Hotline: 1-888-332-7738
Operations: Mon-Fri (9-5 pm EST)

Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital Pet Loss Support Services:
Hotline: (503) 234-206 (24hrs) Long distance calls will be returned collect.
E-mail: -
Contact Person: Enid Traisman - Director of Pet Loss Support Services, MSW

St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center In New Jersey:
Meg M. Struble - Vice President of Operations
575 Woodland Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Hotline: (973) 377-7094 For the past 8 years they have offered pet loss support group sessions at no cost every Tuesday evening at their facility. Individual sessions are also available for a nominal fee

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA):
Hotline: (877) 474-3310

College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois:
Hotline: 217/244-CARE (2273)
The C.A.R.E. Helpline is staffed by veterinary students who have have received training by professional grief counselors and receive ongoing supervision by a licensed psychologist.
People who are either grieving the loss of a companion animal, or are anticipating a loss are encouraged to call our toll-free line at : 877/394-CARE.

The Animal Medical Center:
New York City
Hotline: (212) 838 8100

Chicago Illinois VMA
Hotline: (630) 325-1600 anytime
Calls will be returned 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Long distance calls will be returned "collect")

Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine:
Hotline: (517) 432 2696
Operations: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST)
Summer Hours: Tuesday and Thursday (6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST)

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support Hotline:
Hotline: (508) 839-7966
During the academic year: Monday - Thursday: (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST)
During the summer: Hours vary, please call for more information
The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine:
Hotline: (540) 231 8038
Operations: Tuesday, Thursday (6-9 PM EST)

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Pet Loss Partnership, Pullman, WA - Hotline: (509) 335 5704
Operations: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (6:30 - 9:00 PM) and Saturday 1:00-3:00 PM Pacific Time
Messages can be left 24 hours a day. All messages will be returned as soon as possible.