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In-person and Online Support Groups


Berkeley East Bay Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group:  3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, 2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley. Facilitated by Jill Goodfriend, RN, LCSW, (510) 393-1359 


Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of Marin:  3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, 901 E. Francisco Blvd, San Rafael, (415) 456-7372. Facilitated by Katlyn Stranger, MFT

Marin Humane Society (MHS): 1st Monday of every month, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Whittle Building, Novato, (415) 526-5699.  The Pet loss support group is facilitated by a licensed therapist from Hospice by the Bay and is free of charge.


SPCA Pet Loss Support Group:  1st Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, 243 Alabama Street (at 16th), 2nd Floor, San Francisco, Facilitated by Dr. Cori Bussolari, (415) 554-3000

Please always call to ensure groups will be held at the time stated as sometimes this can change. 


Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has moderated chat rooms for pet loss and anticipatory grief as well as helpful online resources.

ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline: (877) 474-3310