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Pet Grief Resources

The Argus Institute - Colorado State University

Humane Society of Boulder Valley Pet Loss Support Group 

Support group meets at HSBV on the 1st Saturday of each month. Contact Richard Mercer, host, at 303-604-5331 or [email protected] to receive a virtual meeting link.

Human Animal Bond Trust Pet Loss Support Group (virtual meetings)

ASPCA Pet Loss Telephone Hotline 877-GRIEF-10 (877-474-3310)

Four Steps to Take After Experiencing Pet Loss (Psychology Today)

Pet Loss Short Videos - Parmenter Foundation


Resources to Help Children

Talking to Children About Pet Loss (Parmenter Foundation video)

Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

Dear Brave Friend by Leigh Ann Gerk

When A Pet Dies by Fred Rogers

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst

The Invisible Leash by Patrice Karst


Suggested Reading for Adults

Goodbye Friend by Gary Kowalski

The Pet Loss Companion by Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio

Saying Good-Bye to the Pet You Love by Lorri A. Greene and Jacqueline Landis


Mental Health Resources

Colorado Crisis Services

Call 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Call 800-273-8255


A Personal Note 

I hope these resources offer some help or comfort as you navigate the next days, weeks, and months. As a proud resident of Louisville, my heart is hurting for all those who have been affected by the fire in our community. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need support.

-Beth Sautins


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