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California Pet Loss Support Groups


Iva Dempsey
(408) 475-6454
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
1:00 PM
Santa Cruz SPCA Administration Building
2200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz

Beverly Kam, LMFCC
Fax (408) 379-5441
1925 S. Winchester Blvd., Suite 206
(San Francisco - Bay Area)
*Pet Loss support group available if enough interested parties
Blue Shield provider

Redwood Empire Veterinary Medical Association
Cheri Barton Ross
(707) 572-9330
Jane Baron Sorenson
(707) 579-3411
Weekly drop-in support group
Lodge at Paulin Creek
2375 Range Avenue
Santa Rosa
(Sonoma County area)

Audrey Spector - Northrup, M.A., MFCC
(510) 704-5502
Bimonthly workshops
Nielson Street
Albany (near Berkeley)
(San Francisco - Bay Area)
$20-$25 per workshop

San Francisco SPCA Pet Loss Support Group
Betty J. Carmack, R.N., Ed.D.
(415) 554-3050
First Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9:00 PM
243 Alabama Street
San Francisco
FREE, Drop-ins welcome, no pets please

Dr. Cecelia J. Soares
(510) 932-0607
2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, 6:30-8:30 PM
Walnut Creek
(San Francisco - Bay Area)


Hospice of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.
(805) 544-2266
1st Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7:30 PM
1432 Higlera Street
San Luis Obispo


Dr. Diane Kelley, Ph.D
(310) 559-3164
1494 S. Robertson Blvd., Suite 202
Los Angeles
1633 Gates Avenue
Manhatten Beach
2075 Newport Blvd., Suite 112
Costa Mesa
sliding scale/medical insurance accepted for psychotherapy

Dr. Kathleen Kaufman
(818) 244-7977
Meet once a month
Animal Specialty Group
4641 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles

Andrea Keigh, MA, CEAP, CAMF
(949) 650-2442
CGI Counseling Center
4199 Campus Drive, Suite E
University Tower Building
Irvine, CA 92612
[email protected]

San Diego Humane Society's Pet Loss Support Group
One weekend day each month, 10 AM-12 PM and
One weekday evening each, 6:30-8:30 PM
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego
For more information, call: (619) 299-7012 ext. 2311 or
visit the website at:
or email [email protected]

Lorrie Greene, Ph.D
(619) 275-0728
Bimonthly group sessions
4298 Gesner, #3B
San Diego
$10 per support group session

Shiela Frank, PhD
(619) 528-2399
311 Camino del Rio No., Suite 400
2990 Jamacha Road, Suite 220
El Cajon
(San Diego area)
$10 per group session/insurance accepted

Cynthia Clay
(619) 679-6537
Bernardo Center Drive
Rancho Bernardo
(North San Diego Area)
$99 each workshop (weekend)