Pet Loss Support

Dear Friend,

If you are visiting this webpage chances are you or someone you care about has either lost or is preparing to lose a very dear and special companion. Animal companions are true gifts to those who open their hearts and welcome them in. To feel the unconditional love and admiration that animals are so capable of giving is an honor and a privilege. If you have loved and have been loved by an animal, you have been part of a very special and unique relationship that goes beyond explanation.

All of us at the University of Florida’s Animal Hospitals recognize, respect, and support the human-animal bond. We hope that after reading the material in this website you will understand that it is natural to grieve the loss of a beloved animal friend and that you are not alone in your grief.

If you have questions about your grieving process, below are some resources:


Pet Loss Hotlines

  • Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline: (607) 218-7457
    As of 10/1/2021, the Pet Loss Support Hotline is available via Google Voice to facilitate support:
    Wednesdays from 7 – 9 p.m. EST
    Saturdays from 12 – 2 p.m. EST
    Sundays from 7 – 9 p.m. EST
    Google Voice will prompt you to enter your name before connecting; to remain anonymous, you can say “anonymous” or just enter your first name.

  • Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline: (508) 839-7966
    Monday – Friday 6 – 9 p.m. EST
    24-Hour Voice Mail: calls will be returned during the next shift. For latest information on hours and services, please visit the Tufts website.

  • Online Resources for Pet Loss and Grief Support

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