Help With Loss

We understand losing a family member is never an easy thing to overcome.

For that reason, we offer scheduled grief counseling and support groups.

Online Resources

Below is a list of other local and national resources that allow you to connect with others grieving in the same way. Do not be afraid or uneasy to contact or utilize these groups. Sometimes it’s what you need to comfort the feeling of loss.

Pet Loss Library

Our Pet Loss Library features articles written by grief professionals that will address many of the questions you may have when dealing with the loss of a pet. It also contains articles and stories from others who have experienced a similar loss.


Grief Support Articles

Publications on grieving.

Support Groups

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the shelter’s community room. Free; all welcome.

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304


Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm

Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030


Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania
The Rite Circle Pet Bereavement Support Group

Meets every second Tuesday 7 pm at the CRRL

Contact Animal Rites


Hampton Roads

Monthly pet loss support group meetings are held in Hampton and Va. Beach at the public libraries starting at 6 pm. Call or visit website for dates and locations.

6515 George Washington Mem. Hwy, Suite 100, Yorktown, VA 23692


Center for Human-Animal Interaction, School of Medicine, VCU

Call for times and eligibility; this group may be open only to clients of specific organizations.

804–828–PAWS •

Virginia Beach
Hampton Roads Pet Loss Support Group,

Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice, 4028 Rampart Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23455



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