Coping with Loss

A Few Suggestions...

We know how difficult it can be to find the right person for the right situation, so we’ve assembled a few suggestions for you below in order to help you better navigate the difficulty of losing a beloved pet. And if you’d like to discuss your situation in more detail, please don’t hesitate to give us a ring and we’ll do our best to help.

Hospice Care

In Home Vet Care
Dr. Karen Kelly DVM

Dr. Sandy’s Home Veterinary Care

Fox Companion Care

Home Pet Doctor

Mullen’s Mobile Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Home Hospice
(626) 344-0381


In-Home Euthanasia

Home Pet Doctor
Dr. Steve Smith
(323) 469-3442

Dr. Liz Friedman
(323) 314-8536

Dr. Sandy’s Home Veterinary Care
Dr. Sandy Jongeward
(818) 708-7387

In Home Vet
Dr. Karen Kelly
(310) 804-6447

Valley Mobile Vet
Dr. Andrea Mullen
(818) 780-7551

Fox Pet Care
Dr. Nicklaus Fox
(310) 871-1455


Bereavement Counseling

Grief Associates
Kathleen Ayl
(818) 735-0667

Calabasas Counseling
(818) 282-6630

Pet Loss Hotline (UNLV)
(800) 525-4267

Pet Loss Services
(818) 780-7060

Dr. Elizabeth Farr
(310) 842-7602

Dr. Diane Kelley
(310) 559-3164


Coping with the loss of
a pet is never easy.

The loss of a furry family member is just that – the loss of a family member.  When it comes to grief, species doesn’t always make a difference. Although no two experiences are the same, we understand your anger, grief and pain. We have all been there ourselves, and we’re here for you.

Even with the best medical and surgical care available, no one’s life can be extended forever. When their suffering cannot be treated, euthanasia is the best option. We know it is painful to discuss, but you can count on us to be open, honest and caring about end-of-life decisions and planning. It may be the hardest thing you’ve ever done, but liberating them from pain and suffering may also be the kindest thing you’ve ever done.

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Services available to you.

When it comes to the loss of a cherished pet, we can appreciate the unique, unconditional bond you both share, and are here to provide you with the support and resources you may need along the way.

There are many options available to help guide you through this delicate time, so you can rest assured that you and your little loved one will be in the best possible hands.

For more information on available support services, please refer to tabs in the column at right.

Hospice Care: Compassionate, supportive care and pain management may enable you to share a little more time with your beloved pet. Your family veterinarian may be able to help you with this, or refer you to another veterinarian that specializes in this form of care.

In-Home Euthanasia: Many clients prefer to say goodbye to their pets in their own homes, surrounded by loving family.  We recommend that you discuss this, and every aspect of euthanasia, with your family veterinarian. If they are not available, there are several area veterinarians that make house calls.

Bereavement Counseling: Everyone grieves differently, and there is no shame in your sorrow and loss. If you or a loved one are having difficulty dealing with grief, please consider a counselor to help you through this difficult time.

A donation in your pet’s name.

To honor your pet’s memory, Animal Specialty Group will make a donation to the American College of Internal Medicine Foundation or to the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Foundation, as appropriate.