Updated: Aug 26
How does someone find the right grief support after saying goodbye to a beloved pet? There are many options available to those who are suffering from grief related to the passing of their beloved pet. Below you will find options locally in San Diego.
Seeing therapy is the first option for those struggling with the feelings that come after losing a pet. Calling a pet loss therapist can help you prepare for or cope with the passing of a beloved pet. Many professional people specialize in grief support for pet loss. Search for a local therapist who specializes in grief.
One excellent resource is the Association for Pet Loss. This is an organization with many resources explicitly dedicated to pet loss. On their website, you will find support groups, memorials, and counselors who can guide you through this difficult time.
Another option is reaching out for community support—a local pet loss support group on Facebook, like the San Diego Pet Loss Support Group, can help you find solace during a difficult time.
For immediate help, Tufts University has a free support line: (508) 839-7966.
Never be ashamed of asking for help. The first step in being able to memorialize your pet with happy and positive memories is to go through the stages of grief. With the right support, you will be able to reflect on your time with your pet positively.