Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of that loved one.

For information on pet-loss support hotlines, please see below.

Pet Loss Support Hotlines

Tufts University Veterinary School Pet Loss Support Hotline

Monday through Friday. 6-9 PM EST
24-hour voice-mail.
Calls from outside Massachusetts will be returned at no charge. For more information, visit their web site at Pet Loss Hotline


There are several podcasts that may help someone who is dealing with the loss of a pet.

Here are a few:

Pet Loss Counselors


Judith N. Stone, LICSW
94 Pleasant Street
Arlington, MA 02476


Lynda L. Warwick, Ph.D.
531 King St. Ste. 1,
Littleton, MA
978 452-3711 x4


Anne M Abeloff, LMHC
165 Main Street Suite 105
Medway, MA 02053


Dana Gilbert, LICSW
110 Manchester Road
Newton, MA 02461


Barbara Moore, LMHC, CADC
Mind Well
124 Washington Street
Suite 6
Norwell, MA 02061,


Natalie Femino, LMHC
564 Loring Ave.
Salem, MA 01970


Cheryl Nahas, MA, LMHC
Pet Loss Bereavement Counseling Services
220 Central St. #9
Stoneham, MA 02180
(781) 438-1425

Portsmouth, NH

Barbara Morse, MSW, LCSW
P.O. Box 1508
Portsmouth, NH 03802-1508
(Licensed in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire; call for nearest office)

Paw Prints

So far the best paw print kit I have worked with is this one: It is also available at Amazon and Michaels craft stores.

Clay Sculptures

You can have a clay sculpture made of your pet, based on photos of your furry friend. I had two made for my sister by this artist, displayed to the right.Gabrielles Babrielles


Animal Communication

For some, communicating with our pets with the help of an animal communicator or pet psychic can be very helpful in this difficult time.  Here are two highly recommended resources:

Bebe (phone consults): BebeAnimalTalks.com
Laura Rowley: LauraRowleyHealer.com

Local Resources In And Around Northborough, MA

Canine Rehabilitation Center

276 West Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532
Phone: (774) 262-8151

Pets Gone Healthy

505 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: (508)485-3881