Virtual Pet Loss Support Group

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Losing a pet is never easy, and coping with the loss of a beloved companion can be very difficult. FETCH a Cure wants pet owners in our community to have the resources they need to deal with the loss of a pet and work through the understandable grief. That’s why every month we hold a Pet Loss Support Group for families facing the loss of a furry family member.

Led by an experienced psychologist, Dr. Leslie Greenberg, families are invited to attend these monthly sessions to help work through the pain of losing a pet. These hour-long sessions will be conducted virtually via Zoom. All family members, including children, are invited to attend this complimentary Pet Loss Support Group. Upcoming dates and RSVP information can be found below.

Dr. Greenberg served on the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She earned her doctorate at the University of Georgia, master’s at Columbia University, and undergraduate degree at Emory University. She completed her internship at Brown University School of Medicine. Fellowships were completed at Boston University School of Medicine and New York University Medical Center. She lives in Richmond with her husband and their two rescue Cavalier King Charles dogs.

Upcoming Dates

Please join us for a virtual meeting of our monthly Pet Loss Support Group. This complimentary session, led by psychologist Dr. Leslie Greenberg, will be held on Zoom and is open to all family members, including children.

Please RSVP here or by emailing You will be sent the secure Zoom link after RSVPing.

Attendees are encouraged to make a donation to FETCH a Cure. 

Dr. Greenberg has shared some websites that offer resources for grieving pet owners:

Our sponsor Lovingkindness Veterinary Care also links these grief resources on their website.
And Reagan Pasternak’s new book, Griffin’s Heart: Mourning Your Pet with No Apologies, may also be helpful.

Thank You to Our Sponsors