Support and Pet Loss Resources

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