At-Home Euthanasia Referral Services

Caring Pathways (AAHA accredited and Fear Free certified)
Denver Metro Region – 720-287-2553
Northern Colorado Region – 970-236-7100

Flatirons Veterinary Care
Dr. Bob Irmiger

Home to Heaven
Dr. Dye and Associates

Journey Home Veterinary Services
Dr. Stephanie Kotas

Mountain Veterinary Service
Dr. Lisa Cass

One Last Gift
Dr. Jason Cordiero

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley hosts a free Pet Loss Support Group for those who have experienced, or who anticipate, the loss of their companion animal. The group meets on the first Saturday of each month from 1 – 2:30 p.m., with both virtual and in-person options to meet. In-person groups are hosted in the HSBV Library. To attend virtually, please call 707-790-7554 or email to receive a virtual meeting link.

Although euthanasia will be the most likely cause of loss experienced by those who visit HSBV, some may also struggle to decide when or how to make a euthanasia decision for their ill or ageing pet. Others might still be looking for a pet that has gone missing, or need help in coming to terms with pet relinquishment. Regardless of the cause or reason, the loss of a pet can be devastating, and we’re here to help.

Richard Mercer, Group Facilitator, is a grief counselor for TRU Community Care. In addition to giving talks and providing grief workshops for various community groups, university classes, and a federal prison, he has facilitated grief groups for TRU since 2014. He recognizes that grief for most people, although painful, is a natural healing process. As part of this healing process, what most grieving people can use is supportive companionship and sometimes a little guidance.

Pet Loss Support Internet Resources

Argus Institute at Colorado State University

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Caring Pathways

Human Animal Bond Trust

Pet People Help Support Service
Pet Loss Support

Pet Loss Support

Free Pet Loss Support Groups

Saturdays 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Humane Society of Boulder Valley

In person at the HSBV Library or Virtual
2323 55th St. Boulder

Thursdays 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Human Animal Bond Trust Pet Loss Support Group

DFL Solutions Veterinary Hospital
CVMA Conference Room (upstairs)
191 S. Yuma St, Denver

Online (Facebook) Support Group
Offered by Peak Animal Wellness + Massage
Visit the Facebook group for more information or to join