Pet Loss Support 

Our name says it all. At Animal Friends, we truly believe our animals are our friends. We understand the joy that comes with pet ownership and the pain that occurs when an animal companion passes away. Often times, friends and even family may not be as supportive as you would hope, making comments such as “it was just a dog” or “why don’t you just get a new pet?” We understand that your furry family member was more than just a pet and your beloved companion can never be replaced. In order to support those experiencing the grief of losing a companion animal, we offer two support programs to help you through this difficult time. There is no cost associated with either of these programs.

Are you looking for a way to build a legacy in your pet's memory? Click here to learn how to memorialize your beloved pet.

Pet Loss Support Group

Animal Friends Pet Loss Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 7-8 p.m. It provides a forum to talk with others who are also experiencing grief due to the loss of a pet. Reservations are kindly required. Please call 412.847.7026 or email for more information or to let us know you’re coming.

2019 Pet Loss Support Group Schedule

Jan. 16
Feb. 20
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 19
July 17
Aug. 21
Oct. 16
Nov. 20
Dec. 18


Candlelight Remembrance Services

Animal Friends Monthly Candlelight Remembrance Services are held on the second Thursday of select months from 7-8 p.m. The services are spiritual in nature but non-denominational, and allow us to celebrate the lives of pets loved and lost. Visitors are encouraged to share photos and stories of their beloved companion animals. Reservations are kindly required. Please call 412.847.7026 or email for more information.

Everyone is welcome but we kindly ask that you leave your four-legged family members at home!

2019 Candlelight Remembrance Services Schedule

March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
Oct. 10
Nov. 14

Related Reading and Resources

Click here for resources for grieving pet owners, including articles and advice. 

Animal Friends

Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.847.7000 | Fax: 412.847.7001
M-F 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | S/S 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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