Hotlines and support groups for coping with grief over the death of a dog, cat or other pet

Grief Healing: This website lists a number of helplines.

The Pet Loss Support Page: Lists hotlines and contains many other resources.

Day By Day Pet Loss Support Page: Resources for owners grieving or anticipating grieving the loss of a pet

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Massachusetts, 508-839-7966.

The school has a hotline staffed by veterinary students who have participated in training sessions with licensed psychologists. During the academic year, hours are Monday–Thursday, 6–9 p.m., EST. During the summer, hours vary, so please call for more information