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.

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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 412.847.7081 or email RMartone@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org for more information or to let us know you’re coming.

2017 Pet Loss Support Group Schedule

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

 

Candlelight Remembrance Services

Animal Friends Monthly Candlelight Remembrance Services are held on the second Thursday of every month 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 412.847.7081 or email RMartone@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org for more information.

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

2017 Candlelight Remembrance Services Schedule
Jan. 12
Feb. 9
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
Aug. 10
Sept. 14
Oct. 12
Nov. 9
Dec. 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
speak@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org
M-F 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | S/S 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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