Pet Loss Support Group

Facilitation of a free weekly drop-in Pet Loss Support Group for clients and the community, at University Place Library every 2nd Thursday 10:30 am - 12 pm and every 4th Thursday from 6:30 pm - 8 pm.

Facilitated by Rachel Wright, MSW, LSWAIC, CDP

Summit Veterinary Referral Center

​Group is open to clients and the community and there is no registration or fee to attend. You are welcome to bring a photo or memento of your pet to share with the group. 

​Our Pet Loss Support Group provides:

  • A safe, compassionate and empathetic space
  • An environment to share grief reactions and validation for unique experiences
  • Exploration of unanswered questions and meaning-making of your loss
  • Information about the grief process, coping skills and self-care
  • Opportunities to discover personal growth and transformation
  • Discussion and sharing of memorial and ritual ideas to honor your pet’s life
  • Finding an enduring connection with your pet while moving forward

The people who attend our Pet Loss Support Group come from a variety of backgrounds; different ages, genders, ethnicities, religious and spiritual beliefs. Some group members have lost their pet suddenly or unexpectedly, while others were long-term caregivers and watched their pet decline. Some had their pet for a brief time, others for many years or even decades. Through these differences, there is a commonality that all group members share. Each person is heartbroken, loves their pet dearly, and is navigating the void left from losing him or her. People who attend group have found that even though each person’s loss is unique, there are common experiences that they share, and that ultimately - they are not alone.  

Seeing how others heal in their grief journey also offers hope for the future.

For more information, please contact Rachel Wright at: [email protected] or 253.983.1114




       2505 S 80th St, Tacoma, WA