Support and Pet Loss Resources

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19, there may be some changes to the schedule or delivery method of pet loss support group meetings. Please reach out to the facilitator whose group you would like to attend for full details.

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.

Loveland Public Library, Mount Dunraven Room

300 North Adams Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537

Facilitator: Leigh Ann Gerk, MA, LPC
(970) 966-4585
Schedule: First Thursday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Community Grief Center

2105 Clubhouse Drive
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
(303) 604-5331
Schedule: First Saturday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m.

Human Animal Bond Trust

191 Yuma St.
Denver, CO 80223

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

Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Service

318 Karen Lane
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Facilitator: Sharon River Hanson
(719) 233-4341
Schedule: Second Tuesday of the month, 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