While dealing with grief is a very personal process – one that everyone handles differently – that doesn’t mean you have to go through it alone. The Nebraska Humane Society hosts a free pet loss support group on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. This informal discussion group is led by a volunteer grief specialist with experience in counseling and an understanding of the deep human-animal bond.

You may also find the resources below helpful when making end of life decisions for your pet, and when you are in mourning. You can find support, share stories with other bereaved pet owners, find ways to memorialize your pet, and much more.

Support Hotlines

University of California-Davis Center for Companion Animal Health

College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University


Veterinary Wisdom for Pet Parents

College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University