Pet Loss Resources

The information and resources provided below offer guidance regarding the profound grief in losing an animal companion and help to provide comfort during this difficult time. There are also resources to help provide support and guidance during the final stages of your pets life.

Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support Group

• Who:     Anyone who has lost a pet, is grieving and needs further support. Please do not bring pets to the grief support meetings.

• What:    Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support Group

• When:   The first Monday of every month from 5:30-6:30 pm

• Where:  373 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

• Why:     Because your feelings of grief matter, and our pets are our family

• Cost:     There is no cost to group participants. Four Seasons Bereavement Support services are made possible by community support and philanthropic donations. For more information on how to support the mission of Four Seasons and this program in particular, please call the Four Seasons Foundation at 828.513.2440. www.FourSeasonsCFL.org

Masks are required. Any other questions please call Kelly Caudle at (828) 989-8161.

The University Of Tennessee Veterinary Social Work Help Link

The University of Tennessee Veterinary Social Work Help Line is dedicated to helping individuals dealing with pet loss and grief or the stress of caring for a pet with a life limiting illness.

Helpline : (865)755-8839, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Robin A. Avery, Ph.D. Offers individualized counseling 305-992-0370

Christy Gunther MA, LPC, LCAS Offers individual pet loss counseling. Covered by most health insurance. 3 Woodfin Rd. Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 258-3229.

Lisa Harris, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who has experience in helping clients cope with all aspects of pet caregiving and loss.She is passionate about providing support and comfort to clients whose lives have been affected by caring for and losing a dear animal companion.

Shannon Slater, LPC Offers individualized counseling in pet loss.


The following website the Pragmatic Mom offers a wonderful review of several children’s books covering the topic of pet loss.