Serving 1-Hour Radius of Minneapolis
- Private Home Euthanasia with Relaxing Sedation
- Help with the Euthanasia Decision
- Quality of Life Discussions
- Signs of Suffering Information
- Clay Paw Print Impressions
- Cremation Transport
- Grief Support Resources
Pet Loss At Home connects pet owners with mobile veterinarians in a growing number of cities nationwide. Our focus is availability for home euthanasia 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, within 1-3 hours notice same day. You can look forward to more and more reliable home euthanasia service as we partner with more and more compassionate veterinarians.
Phone Contact (877) 219-4811
- Have your zip code ready (for example 55447)
- Our Smart 800# connects you with a mobile veterinarian in your area
- Dr. Gail Larson, Dr. Doug LeMay, and Dr. Kristin Tennessen service a 1.5 hour radius of Minneapolis-St. Paul including St. Cloud
- More veterinarians and more service areas being added regularly
Local Pet Loss Support:
Golden Valley: Animal Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group, 845 Meadow Lane N., Golden Valley, MN 55422. Pet Loss Support group meets Mondays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Website: www.animalhumanesociety.org/services/lossofpet/supportgroup . For more information, please contact Kenn C. at (612) 730-6016.
Oakdale: Heidi Brenegan, Animal Emergency Clinic & Referral Center, 1163 Helmo Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128, (651) 501-3766. Pet loss support group: fourth Tuesday evening of each month from 7-9pm. The group is facilitated by Heidi, one of our hospital administrators. She, along with other grieving pet owners who attend the group, can provide some insight into what the loss of a pet means, along with just being there to listen and understand. We don’t require reservations for our group, but they are appreciated so that we know whom to expect. Please call (651) 501-3766 if you plan to attend. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://aercmn.com/resources/pet-loss/
St. Paul: Companion Animal Love, Loss and Memories Group (CALLM) Group, University of Minnesota Veterinary Social Work Services, 1365 Gortner Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Meets at the Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center, Room 115 (see webpage for map and directions). Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Call to confirm schedule before attending. For more information and to reserve your seat, please contact VMC Social Work Services at (612) 624-9372. http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/aboutvmc/clientsupport/callm/home.html
National Pet Loss Counselor via Phone/Skype/Video Call
Lawrence Kaufman, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
Pet Loss and Grief Counselor
Toll free: 855-PET-LOSS
7301 W Palmetto Park Road, Ste. 201 A
Boca Raton FL 33433-3456
Local Author has written a Pet Loss Support Book: http://www.goodgriefpetloss.com
About the Author
Sid Korpi has combined her decades of varied professional experience—as an editor, writer, journalist, English teacher, actor, and ordained minister/animal chaplain—with her lifelong devotion to the animal companions who have blessed and shared her life in creating Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss. Surviving a “tsunami of loss” in her own life led to her discovery of spiritual truths that brought her strength and facilitated her heart’s healing. She felt compelled to share these things with others who suffer—often in isolation—from the passing on of their very dearest nonhuman friends, their pets.
Her book, Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss, has been awarded numerous literary awards, including the Reader Views 2010 Reviewers Choice Award in the Inspiration/Spirituality category, an Independent Publishers Book Award—IPPY Award and the 2011 Green Book Award in the Animals/Pets category, and was named the “Best Book of the Year 2010 in the Self-Help Category” by the Premier Book Awards.
She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband Anthony Kaczor and their seven animal friends/family members: Ambrose, Blanche, Oliver and Keely (Westies); Xander (cat); and Atticus and Scout (finches).
About the Book
The pain of losing a beloved animal companion is unlike any other. However, because our society on the whole discounts our grief as frivolous since we’ve “merely lost an animal,” too many of us feel we must keep silent in our anguish or be labeled somehow defective. Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss ends the misperception that we must suffer in solitary confinement and thus prolong, or stay permanently stuck in, our grief.
The book melds the author’s personal perspectives and astounding stories with those of professionals (such as veterinarians, animal communicators, and religious leaders) and other animal lovers the world over to help you make your pet-grieving process as positive as possible.
Reading this book will teach you:
How to emotionally prepare for a pet’s euthanasia—understanding when it’s time;
How to take care of yourself while around people who just don’t understand your pain;
How to view death not as an ending, but (as animals see it) a natural transformation;
How to memorialize and celebrate your pet’s life; and
How to move on after your loss and love again.