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Contact & Appointments

Emergency Hospitals

We will be open every day this week except a one day closure on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.  Phones and e-mail will not be monitored on November 23rd.

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Grief and Pet Loss Resources

Recommended resources for dealing with pet loss:

Local Support Groups:

Enid Traisman, MSW
Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support Program
Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital
503-234-2061
[email protected]

Pet Loss Helplines:

Pet Loss Support Hotline
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
1-866-266-8635 (24-hour message line; calls are returned as soon as possible)
[email protected]

ASPCS Pet Loss & Grief Support
American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
1-877-GRIEF-10 (1-877-474-3310)
24-Hour Availability


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Local Therapists with Pet Loss Interest/Expertise:

Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D.
3700 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 281-4852
www.portlandpsychotherapyclinic.com

Caryn Aman, MA
7110 SW Fir Loop. Ste 250
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 430-8750
www.carynaman.com

Janet B Reigel, Psy.D.
2106 NE 40th
Portland, OR 97212
(503)-335-8038
www.janetbreigel.com

David C Brillhart, Psy.D.
The Reed Opera House
189 Liberty St., NE, Suite 210A
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 400-7500
www.actiipsychology.com

Athena Phillips, LCSW
811 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
(971) 266-6910
www.athenaphillips.com

Joan Starker MSW, Ph.D.
10175 SW Barbur Blvd. #300 B-A
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 246-7332

Terry Vinocur, LCSW
2920 SW Dolph Ct. Suite 1
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 293-2259


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Various Online Resources/websites:

The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement
Pet Loss & Grief Support Information

Petloss.com
Online community, articles and support.

Pet Loss Support Page
Resources and information for those coping with grief.

VeterinaryWisdom
Pet loss information and products to help pet parents prepare to say goodbye.

Day By Day - Pet Caregiver Support
Providing compassionate support for caregivers of aging, chronic and terminally ill pets

Argus Institute - Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Counselors offer support to people who are facing difficult decisions regarding their pet's heath.

Rainbow Bridge
A virtual memorial home and grief support community


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Books for Adults:

Grieving the Death of a Pet by Betty Carmack

When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing by alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

When Children Grieve by John W. James, Russell Friedman, and Leslie Matthews

My Pet Remembrance Journal by Enid Traisman, MSW

Men and Grief by Carol Staudacher

The Final Farewell: Preparing and Mourning by Marty Touseley

Facing Farewell: Making the Decision to Euthanize Your Pet by Julie Reck, DVM


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Books for Children:

Snort's Special Gift by Suzann Yue

When You Have to Say Goodbye by Monica Mansfield, DVM

I'll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm

Saying Goodbye to Lulu by Corinne Demas

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney by Judith Viorst

Cat Heaven and Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

When a Pet Dies by Fred Rogers

I Miss My Pet by Pat Thomas

Goodbye, Brecken by David Lupton

Remembering My Pet. A Kid's Own Spiritual Workbook for When a Pet Dies by Nechama Liss-Levinson, Ph.D.

Lifetimes. The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen

For Every Cat An Angel and For Every Dog An Angel by Christine Davis

Jasper's Day by Marjorie Blain Parker

A Special Place for Charlee by Debby Morehead

The Legend of Rainbow Bridge by William Britton

Goodbye Friend by Gary Kowalski

Paw Prints in the Stars by Warren Hanson

Mostly Bob by Tom Corwin


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Other Pet Loss Resources, Memorial Ideas Etc

Dove Lewis Art Therapy Workshops

Entwined Spirits - Handknits from Dog and Cat Hair

Family Animal Services - Urns, Jewelry, Natural Memorials


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Organizations Accepting Donations in Memory of Your Pet

Dove Lewis Velvet Fund
The Velvet Fund provides assistance to low income qualifying families to help cover the cost of emergency services at Dove Lewis.

Senior Dogs of Oregon Rescue
Rescues older and senior dogs ages 6 and up.

Bonnie Hays Shelter
Animal rescue, shelter and adoption services.

Multnomah County Animal Control
Animal rescue, shelter and adoption services.

Winn Feline Foundation
Supports studies to improve cat health.

Morris Animal Foundation
A nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary care.

Cat Adoption Team
Feline-only humane society and adoption services.

Born Again Pit Bull Rescue
Works with regional shelters to assist in the rescue and re-homing of pit bull terriers.

Family Dogs New Life Shelter
No kill shelter that helps rescue and re-home needy dogs of all breeds and ages.

Animal Aid
Rescue and adoption programs for homeless dogs.

Argus Institute
Clinical counselors offer support to people who are facing difficult decisions regarding their pet's health


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Anticipatory Grief

Support for Adults

Support for Children

Support for Other Pets