Counseling Resources

The Triangle area offers critical emergency pet services and compassionate counselors. With round-the-clock veterinary care, grief support, and behavioral experts, these resources bring your furry companions prompt medical attention and emotional assistance during challenging times.

Local & Long-Distance Counseling Resources

Triangle Grief Counselors:





Support Group in Wake County

The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine website has many grief resources, including stages of grief, children and grief, book suggestions, and links to other resources. The goal of their pet grief support group, HEALL, is to provide people who have lost an animal with a safe and confidential environment in which to share their experiences with animal illness and death. Being with other animal people who understand the pain of losing an animal can open the door to healing from that loss.

The HEALL group is facilitated by trained social workers and meets at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The HEALL group is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is required for all groups.

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Family Community Services: (919) 513-6008
Pet Loss Support

Animal Communicator

Jonquil Williams (virtual counseling)

Universities That Offer Counseling

Colorado State University

Counselors at CSU’s Argus Institute are on-site to offer pet loss support to pet owners, staff, and clients referred to the institute. They also have a pet loss support group. The site features listings for local support groups and counselors in addition to national resources.

Support and Pet Loss Resources

Louisiana State University

The Best Friend Gone Project aids those who have lost or are anticipating the loss of their pet. Counselors are available by appointment for private counseling (in-office or by phone) for the university hospital patient’s family and members of the community and beyond.

Counseling Services

The University of Tennessee Knoxville

The Veterinary Social Work service at UT offers individuals, families, and couples grief support sessions to clients as well as community members. They also have a pet loss support group.

Grief and Bereavement

Other Pet Loss Resources