Pet Loss Support Group

When someone you love dies, it is natural to feel overwhelming sadness, and to go through a grieving process from despair to healing and recovery. This is true whether the loss is of a beloved family member, or of a beloved pet.

Facilitated by trained volunteers, The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County’s Pet Loss Support Group provides a safe, supportive environment where you can share your feelings and your memories among others who have experienced a similar loss. If you wish, you may simply listen and offer support for others who are grieving.

Talking about the loss of a pet can be an important part of the recovery process. In this discussion process, related topics frequently arise. Some of these issues include lost or stolen pets, euthanasia, assisting grieving children, the affect of loss upon other pets, and concerns around adopting another companion. The Pet Loss Support Group can help in coping with, and bringing closure to, these and other issues. If you wish, please bring a photograph, drawing, poem, or letter in honor of your pet to add to the Pet Loss Memory Book. This book is kept at the meetings as a special place for you to honor your pet, and to draw comfort from other entries.

This support group meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. There is no charge for these meetings.