Santa Cruz County



BirchBark pet loss and grief support group

We understand the sadness & heartbreak of having our beloved pets pass away.  This FREE community service is provided by BirchBark Foundation to help support family members who are grieving the loss of their pet.

When: The 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00PM beginning April 22, 2018

Where: The SCCAS Education Center next door to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 2260 7th Ave (corner of 7th Ave and Rodriguez St), Santa Cruz, CA

Facilitators: Terri Drake, LMFT 831.469.3200 and Darcy Harris, RVT 831.471.7912

Pet loss can result in overwhelming feelings of grief, despair, and a devastating sense of loss.  BirchBark wants to provide a safe and comforting place for pet families to join a nurturing support group.

NO cost to attend but donations appreciated!

Drop-ins are welcome.  Handicap access is available.

Register to Attend a Pet Loss & Grief Support Session


Monterey County



papillon Pet Bereavement Support Program

Losing a treasured animal companion can be as every bit as painful as losing a dear friend or member of the family.  People experiencing this special kind of grief often feel isolated in their sadness and loneliness.

The Pet Bereavement Support Program offers a place to learn about your grief and to discuss tools to manage your experience, in addition to the community of others missing a dear pet.

Papillon Center for Loss and Transition824 Munras Ave, Suite K & L, Monterey, CA  831-320-1188. Please go to Papillon website for current group dates and times.

When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul. 

                                                                                                                                                         A.D. Williams