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 their 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
Phone: 518-785-7283 (ext. 406) – mention for pet loss support
www.CDBehavioralHealth.com

Kelly Daugherty, LCSW-R, GC-C, BC-TMH
Greater Life Grief Counseling, LCSW
Phone: 518-219-8625
www.glgriefcounseling.com

Camaron J. Thomas, PhD
Companion Animal End-of-Life Doula
Phone: 518-573-0254
[email protected]

Sharon Vincuilla, Dr. of Occupational Therapy
Human Canine Collaborative
Phone: 323-774-4547
[email protected]
www.hc-collab.com

Support Information:

Pet Bereavement Support Group Meetings | Video introduction
(Free and open to the public. Sponsored by In the Comfort of Home)

Virtually/Online (with Estelle Giles-Monroe)
3rd Wednesday of each month at 6pm via this Google Meet link
For more info: call the APF at 518-374-3944 ext. 102

In-Person (and with virtual access) Pet Bereavement Group Meetings:

Greater Life Grief Counseling, LCSW
100 Saratoga Village Blvd, Suite 21
Malta, NY 12020
To register, please contact Kelly Daugherty, LCSW-R, FT, at 518-219-8625 or [email protected]
Starting in 2024, sessions will be 1st TUESDAY of each Month 6-7 pm.

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

The Argus Institute

Pet Loss Support Hotline
or call (607) 253-3932

Dogs that are Grieving

Cats that are Grieving

Rabbits that are Grieving

Horses that are Grieving

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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