Grieving

Anticipatory Grief:

You may not be aware of it, but you are likely already grieving.  It is very common to be undergoing grief while your pet is still alive, but you are now expecting thier loss soon.  This is a natural process called Anticipatory Grief.  This intense time can cause tremendous amounts of anxiety and worry for the pet, how and when the end will happen.  This is real and difficult to endure.  But you are not alone in feeling this.  Planning the ‘where’ and the ‘when’, though difficult, can also help relieve some of that anxiety and allow you to focus on your bond with your pet.  We are here to help.

Counselors:

Estelle Giles-Monroe, MSW, LCSW-R

Pet bereavement clinical social worker and therapist

20 Century Hill Drive

Latham, NY 12110

Phone: 518-785-7283

www.CDBehavioralHealth.com

Support Information:

Pet Bereavement Support Group Meetings | Video introduction

 

(Free and open to the public. Sponsored by In the Comfort of Home)

3rd Wednesday of each month at 6pm

Animal Protective Foundation

53 Maple Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302

for more info: cdbh06@gmail.com or call the APF at 374-3944 ext. 102

 

also:  2nd Wednesday of each month 5:30-6:30 pm

at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204

 

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement: http://www.aplb.org/

The Argus Institute:   Link to site

Pet Loss Support Hotline: (607) 253-3932 | www.vet.cornell.edu/org/petloss/

Dogs that are Grieving: Link to page

Cats that are Grieving: Link to site

Additional grief support and memorial ideas and supplies:

Body Aftercare Options:

In the Comfort of Home veterinarians are equipped to handle pet cremation and contract with the same pet cremation provider used by most veterinary hospitals in the area.

Additional options:

Pet Cemeteries:

Saratoga Pet Cemetery
693 Saratoga Road
Wilton, NY 12831
518.587.2662

Witnessed Cremation/Family Viewing:

Breezy Nook Pet Crematorium
452 Presbyterian Hill Road
Stephentown, NY 12168
518.733.9896
www.breezynook.com

Additional Urns, memorials, cremation family viewing:

Buddy’s Place
192 Knitt Road
Hudson, NY 12534
518.828.4342
www.buddysplacepetcrematorium.com

Pet Portraits:

http://www.joycedraws.com/

www.artbydeborahbeck.webs.com

Urns and Headstones:

www.hcc-peturns.com

Mainedesigns found on etsy.com

Biodegradable Urn (comes with a regional tree to plant with the ashes):

www.myeternalfamilytree.com
1.877.370.1166

Custom jewelry made with pet’s ashes:

Jewelry by John (on Facebook and etsy)

Infinity diamond:
www.infinitydiamond.com
1.888.974.6346

 

Body Aftercare Options:

In the Comfort of Home veterinarians are equipped to handle pet cremation and contract with the same pet cremation provider used by most veterinary hospitals in the area.

There are many other aftercare options provided by third parties. Please visit this page to learn more about additional aftercare options.

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