Our Pet Bereavement Support Group

Our Pet Bereavement Support Group consists of one session per week for four weeks. Join others who understand and can support you with your loss. To enroll for a virtual link to meet, please RSVP to juliette.applegate@rt66vet.com.

Bereavement is a period of mourning and grief after a loss. Pet Loss can be just as emotionally traumatic to an owner as losing their own human family members. After all, our pets are part of the family. We encourage you to take the time to grieve and recover. It is important that you realize that what you are experiencing is a normal, natural and expected response to the loss of your pet.


“One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief.”

— Elizabeth Postle

4-week Support Group Sessions

Our pet bereavement support group program consists of:

Session One: Introduction
  • Introduction of participants
  • Sharing your pets name, story and what made your pet special
Session Two: Grieving Stages
  • Discussion of grieving stages
  • Discussing of participants current grief stage
  • Embracing our grief
Session Three: Coping
  • Coping with our grief
  • Strategies and exercises to assist with moving forward from our loss
Session Four: Celebrating
  • Celebrating our pet
  • Closure