Veterinary Specialty Center, Buffalo Grove:
No-cost support groups lead by a licensed mental health professional. Contact Rebecca Murray, LPC at: 847-499-5700 or [email protected].
CVMA Wings Pet Loss Support Group and Hotline, Burr Ridge:
Wings meets at 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month at: 100 Tower Drive, Suite 234, Burr Ridge, IL. Phone number: 630-325-1600. Website: chicagovma.org/pet-loss-support.
Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago:
This free group program meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm at 169 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654. Contact Tammie Bouschor at: 312-6440-8338 ext. 344 or [email protected].
Palos Park: www.drlindaharper.com
If you’re experiencing pet loss, Dr. Linda Harper has worksheets and workshops that will give you the resources needed to sort through often conflicting thoughts and emotions, as well as identify strategies for shifting negative feelings into resilience, confidence, strength and even joy. Contact Dr. Linda Harper to schedule a meeting or download her worksheet: “How to Cope Immediately After Pet Loss.”
Buffalo Grove: www.vetspecialty.com/pet-families/client-counseling-services
When experiencing grief from pet loss, Becky, a licensed clinical professional counselor, can help you sort through your feelings and emotions. Becky provides individual grief counseling, pet loss support groups, and crisis interventions at Buffalo Grove Veterinary Specialty Center.
ASPCA Pet Loss Support Program: 877-474-3310
University of Illinois Free Hotline: 217-244-2273
Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement: aplb.org
Dog Heaven, by C. Rylant.
Cat Heaven, by C. Rylant.
Coping with sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet, by M. Anderson.
A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend, by M. Montgomery.
When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing, by A. Wolfelt.