Pet Loss Support Websites

Support chat rooms and forums available to both help support and prepare you for the loss of your beloved pet, as well as support for you and your family after the loss of your pet. 

Many helpful articles available, including tips on coping with pet loss, emotions of pet loss, helping children cope with the loss of a pet, and guidance on euthanasia decision making. 

Grief Support Community that offers candle lighting ceremonies, rainbow bridge pet memorial you can create for your friends and family, pet poems and stories, and more. 

Local Support Groups

Ann Arbor: *Meets in person and virtually*
Blue Dog Counseling Pet Loss Support Group. Facilitated by Colleen O'Brien, LMSW
Meets at the Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1:00-2:30pm
Contact: 734-661-3575 or email

Farmington Hills: *Meets virtually*
Micky Golden Moore, Ph.D., MSHP, Beyond The Paw Print Support Group: Transforming the Pet Loss Process
Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30-8:30pm. Virtual seats are limited.
Contact: 248-701-2345 or email

East Lansing: *Meets virtually*
MSU Veterinary Medical Center, Pet Loss Support Group. Facilitated by Rachel Goldstein, LLMSW
Meets in the MSU Small Animal Clinic, 736 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 6:30-7:30pm
Please call or email for further information
Contact: 517-432-5967 or email