12 Jan 2018
New Jersey pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

New Jersey pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Letting go of your beloved pet is the hard part, finding someone to talk to about the process should not be. We’ve gathered a list of pet loss support groups in New Jersey as well as therapists that specialize in pet grief to help you find the right match.


We also have a listing of telephone numbers you can call on our toll-free pet grief hotline resources page.


New Jersey Pet Grief Therapist(s) 

Center for Grief Support

Samaritan Hospice

5 Eves Drive, Ste. 300

Marlton New Jersey 8053 

Phone: 800-229-8183



Susan Dowd Stone, LCSW

Oradell Animal Hospital

580 Winters Avenue

Paramus New Jersey 7652 

Phone: 201-262-0010 extension 152

Email: susanstonelcsw@aol.com


Deborah Antinori

97 Lyons Place 

Basking Ridge New Jersey 7920 

Phone: 908-766-0110 

Email: PetLossAudio@worldnet.att.net 

Website: https://www.petlossaudio.com/


Nancy Saxton-Lopez

37 Kinds Road, Suite 204

Madison New Jersey 7940 

Phone: 201-638-7404


Contemporary Counseling Center

9 South Main Street

Marlboro New Jersey 7746 

Phone: 732-577-1076


Julie Corbin, MS, LPC, Ph.D. Candidate

Pet Loss Support Services of Morris County

Mendham New Jersey 7945 

Phone: 973-543-4147


Nancy Saxton-Lopez

6 Prospect Street

Midland Park New Jersey 7432 

Phone: 201-638-7404


Donna Lobiondo

39 South Fullerton Avenue

Montclair New Jersey 7042 

Phone: 973-743-2990 

Email: Drlobiondo@yahoo.com


Julie Corbin, Ph.D., LPC

55 Madison Avenue

Suite 400

Morristown New Jersey 7960 

Phone: 973-886-3294


Julia A. Harris, CGC

Parsippany Grief Counseling, 3633 Hill Road

Parsippany New Jersey 7054 

Phone: 201-978-2417


JoAnn Jarolmen, PhD

352 Corona Place

Ridgewood New Jersey 7450 

Phone: 201-445-3321


Beth S. Kane, LCSW

1310 Hooper Avenue

Toms River New Jersey 8753 

Phone: 908-910-9353


Carolyn Carpenter, BA, MA

322 Richard Mine Road F-7

Wharton New Jersey 7885 

Phone: 973-829-1967


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New Jersey Pet Loss Support Group(s) 

Pet Loss Support Program Crown Veterinary Specialists

23 Blossom Hill Road, Clinton TWP

Hunterdon County New Jersey 8833 

Meeting day(s): second Tuesday of every month

Meeting time(s): 7:00-8:00 pm

Contact phone: 484-453-8210

Contact email: daybydaysupport@comcast.net

Website: http://crownvet.com/new-pet-loss-support-program-comes-to-crown.html


Pet Loss Support Group

Liberty Humane Society

235 Jersey City Boulevard

Jersey City New Jersey 7305 

Fee(s): Free

Meeting day(s): every Sunday

Meeting time(s): 1:00-2:00 pm

Contact person: Elise Linden, LCSW

Contact phone: 201-547-4147


St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
575 Woodland Avenue
Madison New Jersey 7940 
Meeting day(s): every first Tuesday and third Wednesday
Contact phone: 973-377-7094
Website: https://www.sthuberts.org/petloss/
Notes: If you have any questions please call 973-377-7094 during normal business hours. To arrange for private sessions, please call 201-638-7404 for Nancy Saxton-Lopez or Judith D. Bess at 973.454.0728 (There is a fee for private sessions.)

Samaritan Hospice for Grief Support 

5 Eves Drive 

Marlton New Jersey 8053 

Contact phone: 800-596-8550

Notes: Please call for next starting dates and times for the Pet Loss Support Group.



New Brunswick New Jersey 

Fee(s): Free

Meeting day(s): every third Sunday

Meeting time(s): 1:00-2:30 pm

Contact person: Donna Kahora, RN

Contact phone: 732-246-2124

Contact email: friendsofnikki@comcast.net

Notes: Contact the Facilitator for changes. There are no fees or dues, just periodic collections for guest speakers or needy pets.


Group Pet Bereavement Session 

Oradell Animal Hospital

580 Winters Avenue 

Paramus New Jersey 7652 

Fee(s): Free

Meeting time(s): 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 201-262-0010


Contact email: info@oradell.com

Website: http://oradell.com/

Notes: Attendees must be 16 years or older 

Session is free Individuals may attend up to eight sessions. 

You are encouraged to bring a photo of your pet.


Friends of Nikki Pet Loss Support Group 

Somerset New Jersey 

Fee(s): Free

Meeting day(s): every third Sunday of each month

Meeting time(s): 1:00-2:30 pm

Contact phone: 732-246-2124

Contact email: friendsofnikki@comcast.net

Website: http://friendsofnikki.memberlodge.com

Notes: There are no fees. Donations accepted.


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


New Jersey Pet Loss Support Hotline(s)

Pet Friends Hotline
Burlington County New Jersey
Website: http://contactburlco.org 
Local hotline: 856-234-4688
Toll-free hotline: 800-404-PETS (7387)
Notes: Outside of NJ Dial 856-234-4688. Phones answered 24 hours a day.

St. Hubert’s Giralda

Madison New Jersey

Local hotline: 973-377-7094


Monmouth County SPCA

New Jersey 

Website: http://monmouthcountyspca.org/services/bereavement-counseling/, http://www.actionartz.com/petlosshelpline.htm, ContactUs@ActionArtz.com 

Local hotline: 732-542-0040

Notes: Monmouth County SPCA will return calls at no charge to the public.


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


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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.