Virginia Beach Pet Loss Support Group

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Date(s) - April 21, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Back Bay Farmhouse


Losing a pet is never easy, and coping with the loss of a beloved companion can be difficult. FETCH a Cure wants pet owners to have the resources they need to deal with the loss of a pet and work through the understandable grief.

Our new Virginia Beach Pet Loss Support Group will be offered quarterly in 2024 and led by counselor and art therapist, Maureen Kelleher, ATR, LPC. This group incorporates therapeutic art strategies in a group setting to support navigating grief after the loss of a beloved pet.

We ask that participants please keep all conversations during the support group confidential. If you have questions regarding the Virginia Beach Pet Loss Support Group, please email


Maureen Kelleher, ATR, LPC, is a licensed counselor and registered art therapist. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Connecticut College. She earned her Master of Science in Counseling and Art Therapy from Easter Virginia Medical School, where she earned the Gladys Agell Award for Excellence in Research for her work exploring attachment theory and eating disorders. As a psychotherapist with the Passionately Living team in Virginia Beach, Maureen works with couples and individuals of all ages navigating trauma, grief, and loss. Maureen is a proud dog mom and horse mom and is dedicated to honoring the profound impact animals have on our lives.

Attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the nonprofit FETCH a Cure. FETCH works to give pets and their owners more quality time together in the face of a cancer diagnosis. To donate, visit: