20 Sep 2017
Florida pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Florida pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Dealing with the loss of a beloved pet is hard, but you’re not alone. Florida has a wonderful community of pet loss support groups and specialized therapists waiting to talk to you.


There are also local and national numbers you can call to speak to someone right away over on our pet grief hotline resources page.


Florida Pet Grief Therapist(s) 

Lawrence Kaufman, LMFT

7301 W Palmetto Park Road, Suite 201A

Boca Raton Florida 33433 

Phone: 855-738-5677



Judith Gammonley

660 Island Way #303

Clearwater Florida 34630 

Phone: 727-446-5332


Lawrence E. Artus, LMHC, LMFT

1323 SE 4th Avenue, Ste. B

Fort Lauderdale Florida 33316 

Phone: 954-467-6454


Jude Bartels, BA CAC CAPP

6260 Willoughby Circle

Lake Worth Florida 33463 

Phone: 561-452-3782


Judith Tobin

7807 SW 88th Terrace

Miami Florida 33156 

Phone: 305-975-1933


Maryann Borgon, MEd

1408 Belle Vista Drive

Orlando Florida 32809 

Phone: 407-857-0190


Holly Cox, MS, Ph.D. (cand.) MFT Intern Therapist

1850 Lee Road, Suite 103

Winter Park Florida 32789 

Phone: 407-913-4988


Andrea Ficocello, Certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Counselor, APLB Florida 

Phone: 561-434-5700 

Email: Andrea@PalmBeachVetSpecialists.com 


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Florida Pet Loss Support Group(s) 

The Humane Society of Broward County 
Education Center 
2070 Griffin Road
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33312 
Fee(s): Free
Meeting day(s): every second and fourth Tuesday
Meeting time(s): 5:30 pm
Contact phone: 954-266-6815 
Contact email: dfeldman@hsbroward.com
Notes: Reservations are necessary. Please call the Education Center.
St. Catherine's West Rehabilitation Hospital 
8850 NW 122nd Street
Hialeah Gardens Florida 33018 
Fee(s): Free
Meeting day(s): every second and fourth Thursday of the month
Meeting time(s): 6:30-8:00 pm
Contact phone: 305-351-7025
Pet Bereavement Support System 
Lantana Florida 
Meeting day(s):  every first Thursday of every month 
Meeting time(s): 6:00-7:00 pm
Contact person: Cara Kaplan
Contact phone: 561-641-4909
The Humane Society of Greater Miami Pet Loss Support Group 
Soffer and Fine Adoption Center 
16101 West Dixie Highway
North Miami Beach Florida 33160 
Meeting day(s): every Sunday and third Thursday
Meeting time(s): 3:00-5:00 pm Sunday
5:30-7:30 pm Thursday
Contact person: Judith Tobin
Contact phone: 305-749-1820
Notes: Meets on Sundays from 3:00-5:00 pm and on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm. You must call to RSVP.
Healing Hearts Pet Loss Support Group
The Florida Humane Society Shelter
3870 North Powerline Road
Pompano Beach Florida 33073 
Fee(s): Free
Notes: No reservations necessary
Pinellas Animal Foundation
Seminole Florida 
Fee(s): Free
Contact phone: 727-347-7387
Website: www.vetsforpets.org
Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation
Tampa Florida 
Fee(s): Free
Contact phone: 352-392-1575 
Contact email: admin@hahf.org 
Website: www.hahf.org
Notes: Grief counseling by phone provided, free of charge.
Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists 
3884 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach Florida 33406 
Fee(s): Free
Meeting day(s): every first Monday and third Thursday 
Meeting time(s): 6:30-8:00 pm
Contact phone: 561-434-5700 
Contact email: Andrea@PalmBeachVetSpecialists.com 
Pet Loss Support Group 
Unity of Sarasota Florida 
Fee(s): Free
Meeting day(s): third Thursday of the month
Meeting time(s): 7:00-8:00 pm
Contact person: Rev. Amy Zehe
Contact phone: 941-955-3301 extension 23
Notes:  For more information, please call Rev. Zehe.

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


Florida Pet Loss Support Hotline(s)

University of Florida Pet Loss Support Hotline

Florida Gainesville 

Local hotline: 352-294-4430


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


Image: Jeremy Ricketts


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.