Support and Pet Loss Resources

No CSU Pet Loss Support Group in December

There will be no pet loss support group at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in December. The group will resume in January.

Advice from our experts

Articles about pet loss, grief, and making end-of-life decisions for your pet.

Making Decisions resource guide

"Making Decisions When Your Companion Animal is Sick" offers strategies for evaluating healthcare choices, assessing quality of life, making end-of-life decisions, and coping with loss.


Pet Loss Support Groups

CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital

300 W. Drake Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Facilitator: Leigh Ann Gerk, MA, LPC
(970) 966-4585
Schedule: First Saturday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.

Community Grief Center

4650 W. 20th St.
Greeley, CO 80634

Facilitator: Leigh Ann Gerk, MA, LPC
(970) 966-4585
Schedule: Third Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Humane Society of Boulder Valley

2323 55th Street
Boulder, CO 80301

Facilitator: Richard Mercer
(720) 984-5576
Schedule: First Saturday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., in-person and Zoom. Third Saturday of the month hike in South Boulder, 9-11 a.m.

Human Animal Bond Trust

Online Meeting Information

Facilitator: Human Animal Bond Trust
(303) 539-7646
Schedule: Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.

Individual Pet Grief Counseling

Anne Cattarello, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., L.P.C.

Offers pet loss and bereavement counseling online through live video conferencing and FaceTime. Licensed in Florida and Colorado.​​

(720) 352-0930

Leigh Ann Gerk, M.A., L.P.C.

Individual counseling for adults and children (in person, via phone or Zoom).

(970) 966-4585

Beth Gustin, M.A., N.C.C., L.P.C., EMDR Certified

Provides individual therapy and has a specialized focus on pet loss, grief and bereavement, trauma, anxiety, and depression.

(303) 335-9059

Suicide and Mental Health Crisis Resources

Suicide Lifeline

(800) 273-8255

Colorado Crisis Services

(844) 493-8255
Or Text “TALK” to 38255