Pet Bereavement Support

See also Pet Bereavement Counsellors

Pet Bereavement Support Service (The Blue Cross):

Call the support line on 0800 096 6606 (UK only including Northern Ireland). The support line is open from 8.30am - 8.30pm every day. All calls are free and confidential from a landline. If calling from a mobile phone, some phone networks may charge. Support is provided by trained volunteers. The service does not offer a counselling service but is able to offer emotional support and information for pet owners who may be experiencing the loss of a pet. If you prefer you can contact them by email instead on; emails will be replied to within 48 hours so use the phone service for a quicker response.


Paws to Listen Grief Support Service from Cats Protection:

Free and confidential phone line on 0800 024 94 94 to talk to one of their trained volunteer listeners for a sympathetic ear.
The line is open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays

Poffins pet advice helpline:

Tel: +44 (0) 1869 244010's Shadow

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care provides support for anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. They can be contacted on 0844 477 9400 (daytime helpline) or via email at


Samaritans provide confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. They can be contacted on 0845 790 9090 or via email at


SupportLine offers confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. They work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self-esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. They also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK. Helpline number 01708 765200. E-mail:

Pet Loss Support Online Surgery

See here for more information about the Pet Loss SOS

Online Pet Bereavement Courses for pet carers/guardians

A Different Grief: Coping with Pet Loss by Marty Tousley