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Support Circles


Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support Circles are led by facilitators certified in specializing in anticipatory grief and pet loss.  Our team provides a safe, secure, non-judgmental environment where you can choose to share your feelings and struggles regarding your pet caregiving or pet loss experience.

Through discussions with other pet caregivers, you’ll learn that You Are Not Alone. Hear what other pet caregivers are going through or have gone through on a day by day basis.

If you’d like to know more about the support circles before attending, please contact us by phone or message us. We can walk you through what to expect. The thought of coming may be difficult for you but please know after attending many of our participants have said shared they were so glad they came.

Emotional support information about anticipatory grief, decision-making and euthanasia, pet loss and grief will be available at every support group meeting.

Children and Adolescent Support Circle, ages 6-13. Children and teens come together to share stories, play games and do creative activities lead by Master’s level facilitator. Refreshments provided. R.S.V.P to attend Children’s group only to 484-453-8210.
(Beverages and light snacks available)

Online Support Chats are held every Sunday of the month in our chat room
from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and every Thursday from Noon to 1:00 pm. All times EST.

Pennsylvania

Delaware County Location: Fourth Wednesday of the month

VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital
820 W. Springfield Rd.
Springfield, PA

December 26, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Light beverages and snacks will be served.

Langhorne Location: First Wednesday of the month

Center for Animal Referral & Emergency Services (CARES)
2010 Cabot Blvd., Suite D
Langhorne, PA

December 5, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Light beverages and snacks will be served.

Malvern Location: Third Wednesday of the month

HOPE Veterinary Specialists
40 Three Tun Rd.
Malvern, PA

December 19, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Light beverages and snacks will be served.

Quakertown Location: Second Wednesday of the month

Quakertown Veterinary Clinic
2250 N. Old Bethlehem Pike
Quakertown, PA

December 12, 2018- 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Center City Locations

The Cat Dr.
535 N. 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA
December 27, 2018

Fourth Thursday of the month

Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital
3900 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA

Pet loss and grief: First Tuesday of the month

December 4, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Delaware

Wilmington Location: Second Wednesday of the month

Windcrest Animal Hospital
3705 Lancaster Ave.
Wilmington, DE

December 12, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m.

Light beverages and snacks will be served.

New Jersey

Lebanon, New Jersey Location: Second Tuesday of the month

Crown Veterinary Specialists
23 Bloosom Hill Rd.
Lebanon, NJ

December 11, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m

Light beverages and snacks will be served.

Virginia

Ashburn, Virginia Location: First Monday of the month

Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services
20600 Gordon Park Square, Ste. 170
Ashburn, VA

December 3, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Light beverages and snacks will be served.

In consideration of others, we ask that pets be left at home.

Our Support Circle Mantra

I am my pet’s caregiver.
With the support from those who walk this same road I will find understanding.
Paw in hand we take this journey day by day.