Pet Loss Support Group (Virtual)

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Date(s) - September 6, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Losing a pet is never easy, and coping with the loss of a beloved companion can be 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 we hold a Pet Loss Support Group meeting twice a month for families facing the loss of a furry family member.

Meetings are led by Dr. Leslie Greenberg, an experienced psychologist and member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Families are invited to attend our group sessions to help work through the pain of losing a pet. Meetings on the first Tuesday of the month will be conducted via Zoom. Meetings on the second Tuesday of the month will be in person at the FETCH a Cure office located at 5711 Staples Mill Road on the third floor. All family members, including children, are invited to attend this complimentary Pet Loss Support Group.

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 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.


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

One of our group sponsors, Lovingkindness Veterinary Care, also has the following grief resources linked on their website.
And Reagan Pasternak’s new book, Griffin’s Heart: Mourning Your Pet with No Apologies, may also be helpful.