Grief Support

Pet Grief Support

Peninsula and South Bay Support Groups

SAGE Pet Caregiver Support Group

  • SAGE Veterinary Centers offers a free Pet Caregiver Support Group to our clients. Our group facilitator is Aileen Snodgrass, a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and certified pet loss and bereavement counselor. Our Pet Caregiver Support Group offers a safe place for individuals and families to express their feelings and talk about their experiences related to the care of a pet who is receiving ongoing treatment for any illness, or for those who have experienced the loss of a pet. Click here  to download a PDF with more information.
  • The group meets virtually on  the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. You must register online for each session you would  like to attend. The web conferencing call-in details for that specific session date will be emailed to you the week and the morning of the Support Group Session you selected.
  • Register at

Peninsula Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group

Grief Support Literature

Helpful Books for Adults

    • The Loss of a Pet by Dr. Wallace Sife
    • Grieving the Death of a Pet by Betty J. Carmack
    • Coping with Sorrow: On the Loss of your Pet by Moira K. Anderson M ed.

Helpful Books for Children

  • Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
  • Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
  • When a Pet Dies by Fred Rodgers
  • The Heaven of Animals by Nancy Tillman

Online Resources

Online Support

Additional Grief Support Documents from our very own SAGE Social Worker