26 Nov 2017
Iowa pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Iowa pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Pets are our best friends, work buddies, and life companions and losing one is difficult. If you’re struggling with grief, find a group of like-minded individuals to talk to who can help you. We’ve gather a list of pet loss support groups and therapists in Iowa who want to help.


We also have a list of numbers on our pet grief hotline resources page you can call to get help right away.


Iowa Pet Grief Therapist(s) 

Phillip Miller, MS

Iowa State University, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Ames Iowa  

Phone: 515-291-5029


Gary Schriver, MS

Friends Forever Counseling, 106 S. Indiana Avenue

Mason City Iowa  50401-4418 

Phone: 641-424-1705


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Iowa Pet Loss Support Group(s) 


Mandy's Memories Support Group 

The First Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg Avenue

Ames Iowa 50010 

Meeting day(s): every first Tuesday and fourth Sunday of each month

Meeting time(s): 7:00 pm

Contact person: Doug Hill

Contact phone: 515-298-4012

Contact email: cavaliers74@yahoo.com


Hamilton’s Pet Loss Support Group

Hamilton’s Academy of Grief & Loss, Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines

West Des Moines Iowa 50266 

Fee(s): Free

Contact person: Academy of Grief & Loss

Contact phone: 515-697-3666 

Contact email: HFHAcademy@HamiltonsFuneralHome.com

Notes: Please contact the Academy of Grief & Loss to make reservations.


Are you aware of more pet loss support groups in Iowa that we should add to our list? Help others find them by sending their info through our Facebook page.


Iowa Pet Loss Support Hotline(s)

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine


Local hotline: 888-478-7574

Availability: September through April: seven days a week 6:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time

May through August: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time


Johnson County Humane Society HelpLine


Website: http://www.johnsoncountyhumane.org/death.html 

Local hotline: 319-338-3357

Notes: jchs@johnsoncountyhumane.org


If you’re in the know about additional pet loss support hotlines in Iowa, we want to know. Please send the info through our Facebook page so that others can find them too.


Image:  Joseph Barrientos

Disclaimer: Support groups, hotlines, and therapists listed on Tiny Pet Memories are independent and not necessarily endorsed by Tiny Pet Memories. Listings are added and deleted at the discretion of Tiny Pet Memories and while we try to list quality resources, we must disclaim any liability from your use of this information.