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Pawsitive Training for Better Dogs

Pawsitive Training for Better Dogs

“Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.”

Corey Ford, American writer

Pet Grief Counseling

The loss of a pet is never easy.  Studies have shown that talking to others can greatly help with the healing process.  You don't need to grieve alone.

Pet Loss Hotlines

530-752-3602 or 800-565-1526

Staffed by University of California-Davis veterinary students.


Staffed by Chicago VMA veterinarians and staffs.

Staffed by Colorado State University - Argus Institute counselors.


Staffed by Cornell University veterinary students.

352-392-4700; then dial 1 and 4080

Staffed by Florida veterinary students.

217-244-2273 (CARE) or 877-394-2273 (CARE)

Staffed by University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine students.

888-ISU-PLSH (888-478-7574)

Staffed by Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine students.


Staffed by Michigan State University veterinary students.


Staffed by Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine students.

Purdue University's Center for the Human-Animal Bond

University of Tennessee's Human Education and Responsible Ownership (H.E.R.O.)


Staffed by Tufts University veterinary students.


Staffed by Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.


Staffed by Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine students.

Donna Melinkoff

Donna Melinkoff is a pet loss grief counselor. She provides individual, family, group counseling and emotional support to help cope with loss.

Donna has 20 years experience as a social worker and licensed counselor, specializing in relationships, life changes, transitions and grief/loss.

Contact Information: (213) 694-0321

Dr. Diane Kelley

Dr. Diane Kelley is a licensed psychologist with practices in Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach and Costs Mesa.

For the past 23 years, Dr. Kelley has successfully treated hundreds of clients in overcoming the grief of an anticipated loss or death of a pet.

Dr. Kelley has advanced training in pet grief therapy.

Contact Information: (310) 559-3164


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