Wolff Animal Hospital

9021 Penn Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431



Support Information for Pet Loss


University of Minnesota - Veterinary Social Services  

Phone: 612-626-8387

The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) recognizes the unique and enduring bonds that form between people and their animals – animals who are family members, confidantes, partners, and best friends. When these bonds are tested by illness, behavior problems, injury, or death, it can feel overwhelming. 

ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline

Please call our Pet Loss Hotline at (877) GRIEF-10.

Pet parents can receive help from the ASPCA Pet Loss Support program with the following issues:

  • Assistance with the decision to euthanize.
  • Comfort and support at the time of euthanasia.
  • Help with grieving the loss.
  • Advice on dealing with children, the elderly or disabled individuals who are facing a death of a companion animal.
  • Helping the surviving animals in the household to cope.
  • Assistance in establishing a relationship with a new pet.


Animal Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group

845 Meadow Lane N., Golden Valley, MN 55422

(763) 489-2205

Meets Mondays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please contact Kenn C. at 612-730-6016.


Animal Emergency Clinic & Referral Center

1163 Helmo Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128


Meets on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month from 7-9 PM. 

Heidi Brenegan, aecmanagement@aol.com


Friends of Animals Humane Society

1418 Highway 33, South Cloquet, MN 55720

Contact Diane Parkhurst, (218) 879-1655; foadianep@yahoo.com.

Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6:30 PM – 8 PM.


Local Pet Loss Hotlines

If you need to, don't hesitate to call a pet loss support hotline. They are always willing to talk with you, offer a shoulder, or even just listen.

  • Grief Recovery Hotline: 800-445-4808
  • Iowa State University Pet Loss Support Hotline: 888-478-7574
  • University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine: 612-625-3770


(*) This handout was made in November 2014. Sources and contact information can change. Wolff Animal Hospital is not responsible for support or information provided from any of these sources. Please contact Dr Cory or staff at Wolff Animal Hospital if you need to talk to us.