Pet Loss and Euthanasia Resources

Supporting clients and patients before, during and after euthanasia or pet loss is an integral part of medical care. We provide support for both owner and pet so that our families can focus on recovery and healing. 

We provide a comprehensive list of internet and counseling resources, but nothing takes the place of real human interaction. If you have questions, concerns, or please call or email. We are always there to help our clients through this process and support them afterwards.

To register for this service in accordance with our new curbside service, we graciously ask that you fill out an online form accessible here before your scheduled appointment.

Looking for Guidance on Making a Tough Decision?

Sometimes it can be difficult to know when is the right time to make the decision to euthanize your pet. Although nothing will ever make the decision easy, this checklist from The Ohio State University's Honoring the Bond program can help you consider your pet's quality of life during this emotional time.

Books For Children

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judithe Viorst

I’ll Always Love You, by Hans Wilhelm

Books For Adults

When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope With Your Feelings, by Jamie Quackenbush, MSW, and Denise Graveline
A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend, by Mary and Herb Montgomery
Good-bye My Friend, by Mary and Herb Montgomery

Pet Loss Support Hotlines

Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline
Ohio State University Pet Loss and Support Information Line: (614)292-1823
     Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Pet Loss Support Group

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at:
Villa Angela Care Center
5700 Karl Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Contact: Dorothy Hall, MS, RN (614)895-3416


Pat Ahl, Ahl Counseling Services, LLC, 136 Northwoods Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235, 614-529-8100,
Joelle Nielsen, MSW, LSW, Honoring the Bond Program Coordinator, Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, 601 Vernon L. Tharp Street, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 247-8607. Client consultations are available by phone, e-mail or in person during regular office hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F)
Lawrence Kaufman, Pet Loss and Grief Counselor-assists clients with phone call or video chat consultations.


ASPCA website has an outstanding section on end of life care, making the decision to euthanize, and pet loss for children.
Ohio Pet Loss Resource List
Pet Loss Grief Support Website
Pet Loss Support Page
Helping a Child Cope With Pet Loss
Rainbow Bridge

Easton Animal Hospital