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Pet Loss Resources

Below are some resources for pet parents related to end of life.  Rooted does not necessarily "endorse" all of the below companies and groups but we just wanted to share as end of life can be a very challenging time.

Support Groups


The Humane Society for Seattle/King County

13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005-4408

(425) 649-7566


Zakia Kaminski, WHS Pet Loss Suport Group, Whatcom Humane Society

2172 Division Street, Bellingham, Washington, 98226

360-733-2080 ex. 3116

A free, monthly meeting where pet owners can share stories about their pet and work through their grief with others who have suffered a similar loss in a safe and supportive environment. Meets the third Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 at the Whatcom Humane Society in Bellingham. No reservation is needed. Call Zakia if you have any questions!


Michelle Nichols, AHELP Project (Animal Hospice, End of Life, and Palliative Care Project),


AHELP Project's Caregiver Circle has alternating formats including animal hospice information, remembrance workshops, and support groups. Led by a grief counselor and educator, our Circles are designed to promote healing before, during, and after your loss. Please see for monthly details and to reserve your seat. We meet 6:30-8:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Education Room at Seattle Veterinary Specialists, 11814 115th Ave NE., Kirkland, WA 98034-6946.


The Pet Loss Support Group meets at Dogs in Action

3929 Martin Way E, Suite E, Olympia, WA 98506, on the second Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. The group is facilitated by Ann R. Howie, LICSW, ACSW, a clinical social worker and grief therapist. (See counselor listing, below.) There is no registration or fee to attend. Sponsored by Olympia Pet Emergency. 



AHELP Project (Animal Hospice, End of Life, and Palliative Care Project)

(425) 223-5722

Our monthly Caregiver Support Circle meets on second Sundays of the month promptly at 2 pm at Seattle Unity Church, 200 8th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109. Ample free parking. Professional counselors offer support before, during and after your loss. Donations are gladly accepted to our charitable non-profit.


Pet Loss Support Group Seattle Animal Shelter

2061 15th Avenue West, Seattle WA, 98119


Meets every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 6:45 in the Conference Room at the Seattle Animal Shelter. There is no fee to attend. Donations to the Help the Animals Fund are welcome and appreciated.


Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County

2608 Center St, Tacoma, WA 98409

(253) 383-2733

Meets every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - Noon



Rachel Wright, MSW, LSWAIC, CDP,

Summit Veterinary Referral Center

2505 S. 80th Street, Tacoma, WA


The Pet Loss Support meets every Thursday from 6:30 - 8 pm. Group is facilitated by Rachel Wright, veterinary social worker and grief therapist. It is a drop-in group, and there is no registration or fee to attend.



Michelle Nichols, M.S., Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

AHELP Project

2826 108 Ave SE, Bellevue, WA




Tina Ellenbogen, Mobile Veterinary Services

P.O. Box 1744, Bothell, WA 98041

(425) 485-7387



Ann R. Howie, LICSW, ACSW

3929 Martin Way East, Suite E, Olympia, WA 98506


Offers phone counseling.



Danielle Parsons

15600 Redmond Way #201, Redmond, Washington 98052




Rachel Wright, MSW, LSWAIC, CDP

Paws To Connect Counseling, LLC

15600 Redmond Way, Suite 201, Redmond, WA 98052




Diane Dyer, Life Tribute Professional

Farewells by Diane

2642 NW 63rd St. #A, Seattle WA 98107


(provides funeral and memorial ceremonies)



Terrie Eshom

My West Seattle Therapist

5639 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA. 98116




Kate Stewart LMHC

Creative Therapy

2366 Eastlake Ave E #402, Seattle WA




Connie Starr, MA,

609 10th Ave E. Seattle, WA

(206) 375-5028



Lou-Ann Lauborough, LICSW, CSW-G

8987 McConnell Ave NW, Silverdale, WA 98383




Ericka Martin

Star Meadow Counseling, MA, LMHC, LPC

10000 NE 7th Ave, Suite 330-F, Vancouver, WA 98685


Hospice Care & In-Home Euthanasia


Michelle Nichols

AHELP Project

2826 108th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA




Tina Ellenbogen,

Mobile Veterinary Services

P.O. Box 1744, Bothell, WA 98041

(425) 485-7387



Sara Hopkins, DVM, CVA, CHPV

Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian

Compassion 4 Paws

PO Box 1896, Edmonds, WA, 98294


In-home care for people and pets facing difficult times.  Our pets bring us unconditional love, joy, companionship, and silent support when we need it. They ask little in return.  These companions deserve to be honored with love and compassion through all stages of their lives, including their later days.  We provide in-home comfort care for pets in the greater Seattle area, improving their quality of life. Dr. Sara and her team offer acupuncture, quality of life consultations, hospice care, and euthanasia when necessary.


Everett/Puget Sound: 

Heartfelt Memories

10030 Holly Dr. #62, Everett, WA 98204


Home Euthanasia, Pet Cremation Pick-Up and Delivery throughout Puget Sound area.


Tracy Tomlinson

Home Euthanasia Services

16418 7th Pl W #B, Lynnwood, WA 98037

(425) 478-7561

We have been a vet and technician team for over ten years, working together at several different practices. We share the same philosophy about our pets being family members and strongly believe that the end of life should be as stress-free and peaceful as possible. We both have dog and cat family members, and have unfortunately been through the process of losing them to old age, cancer, and other diseases. We have experienced first hand the desire to be with our pets at home when they leave us forever. We know how much of a difference it can make in those final moments.



Amy Cottrille, DVM

704 228th Ave NE #611, Sammamish, WA 98074

(425) 533-4907

We can provide many medical services in the home, including wellness care such as physical exams and vaccinations, medical testing and treatment for illnesses, hospice and palliative therapy, and, if needed, compassionate end of life care with euthanasia. We provide house call veterinary services to Sammamish, Redmond, Issaquah, Fall City, Carnation and Duvall. 


Ashleigh Rhoades, DVM

Tara Mudry, DVM

Christina Howard, DVM, CVA

Lap of Love

Seattle, WA

(425) 208-6072


Amanda Durrill, DVM

Seattle, WA

(206) 486-5418


Gentle Hands Cherished Paws

Jason Goodwin, DVM

225 Andover Park W, Tukwila, WA 98188

(425) 507-5274

We are a veterinarian/veterinary technician team who offer in home veterinary hospice and end of life care services to families throughout the greater Seattle area. After spending the majority of our careers working in specialty hospitals we witnessed time and time again the heartbreak, stress, and devastation that inevitably occurred when a family was forced to say good-bye to a beloved family pet in the heat of an emergent situation.



Aja Senestraro

Sea to Sky Holistic Vet, Monroe, WA


Serves Greater Seattle and Eastside. In home Holistic veterinary services including geriatric care, palliative care, hospice care and in-home euthanasia.


Southern Washington and Northwestern Oregon: 

Deborah Rotman, DVM

Loving Hands In Home Pet Euthanasia. 

As a veterinarian with 17 years experience, I will give you the information and encouragement you need to make a decision that feels right for you and your loving companion. I provide FREE consultation with potential clients about: · How to decide when is the right time for your pet to transition · How the euthanasia process works · How various disease processes may progress over time · What to look for when monitoring your pets' quality of life · Cremation options and can make all necessary arrangements for body care afterwards.

(503) 489-8421



Lacey Rasmussen

Tranquil Passing

PO Box 28852, Spokane, WA 99228



Vancouver area: 

Lori Gibson, DVM

Compassionate Care Home Pet Euthanasia Service

Compassionate Care is the Vancouver area's most recommended local home euthanasia service dedicated to providing peaceful cat and dog euthanasia in the privacy and stress-free environment of home in the Vancouver, WA, Portland and Salem, OR, and outlying areas. We are widely available 7 days/week. We have earned an exceptional reputation for professional and personal attention, and a gentle yet experienced touch. In addition to in-home mobile dog and cat euthanasia service, we can also provide aftercare counseling and assistance, including transport to a local pet crematory for private or communal pet cremation service if desired.




Pet Loss At Home, one hour radius of Vancouver


Multiple Veterinarians, Better Availability

Animal Rescues & Shelters


Seattle Animal Shelter

2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119


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