Grief Resources

Different people experience different emotions after the death of a pet. Sadness, anger, denial, guilt, and grief are all very common feelings. It can be difficult to deal with these feelings, especially if those around you seem not to understand, but there are many resources available to help grieving owners to heal.

If at any time we can help answer questions or discuss concerns, even after your pet is gone, please do not hesitate to call. We are here to be a resource and support for you. Listed below are some other excellent resources for grieving pet owners.

Support Hotlines -staffed by veterinary students with special training, please see websites for hours/info

Washington State University

Cornell University

University of Illinois

Support Group:
Whatcom Humane Society
360-733-2080 ext 3116.
Meet 3rd Thursday of each month, 6-7:30 PM. No fee or RSVP required.

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 5:00pm

Normal Large Animal service ends at 1:00 pm on Saturdays. After hours Large Animal emergency service is available by calling our same phone number. After hours Small Animal service is available through Animal Emergency Care at 4176 Meridian St, Bellingham. Their phone number is 360-758-2200.