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 


Know more pet grief therapists in Florida we should be listing? Please share the love by letting us know on our Facebook page.


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): 0.729166666666667

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


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

Notes: Please call for the date, time and location of the next meeting. You are encouraged to return to help others after your own needs are met. In addition to the support group, a pet loss counselor is also available by telephone every day of the year except Christmas.


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.