Bereavement Counseling & Support
Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park takes the loss of your pet seriously, and believes in doing all we can to help you through this difficult time. We understand how devastating it can be to lose a companion pet. To help you with your grief we offer several different complimentary services.
- Private Counseling
- Bereavement Support Group
- Facebook Bereavement Group Page
- Expanded Book Collection
This is a one-time session with a counselor if you feel the need for some extra help dealing with the loss of your pet. We will put you in touch with the counselor and you can make an appointment to meet in person or over the telephone. Following the session, you’ll have the option to continue for a small fee.
Bereavement Support Group
The Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park holds a monthly bereavement group to help you cope with the loss or extreme illness of a pet. Anyone whose pet has died, who has been lost, or is ailing/aging is welcome to join the group. The group meets the first Tuesday evening of each month from 7 pm – 9 pm.
The group is a haven where individuals can freely talk about their pet knowing others are interested in hearing their story. It is a place of emotional and practical support, helping participants cope with their loss. Please join our free, non-denominational group, led by a bereavement counselor. You do not need to have your pet buried in Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park to join the group. All are welcome! Learn more in an online article about the group.
Call us at 410-833-8848 extension 219 to RSVP or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook Bereavement Group Page
For those of you who would rather connect to support online, you can join the Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park Bereavement Group Facebook Page. Share photos and stories of your pet. Visit the Notes page for discussions and helpful information. Posts can only be seen by group members.
Expanded Book Collection
The Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park also offers several books to pet owners as an added resource.
Resources for Pet Loss
Downloadable guides and more for dealing with the loss of a pet.
Videos for Children
Losing a Pet - The Story of My Dog Leo - an animated kid's story about the loss of a beloved dog