End-of-Life Care & Pet Loss Counseling for Northwest Portland OR Area Families

Pet Grief Support From Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital

Pets are not simply animals, but beloved family members. That’s why making end-of-life decisions is so difficult, even under the best of circumstances.

Should there come a time when you need advice regarding your pet’s quality of life, know that we will be there for you. Our veterinarians will speak with you about your pet’s health and level of comfort, enabling you to make an informed decision about the appropriate next steps.

If euthanasia is the best option, we will ensure that your pet departs peacefully and with dignity.

We will also assist you with caring for your pet’s remains—individual and general cremation are among some of the options available to you.

Coping With Your Loss

The grief that comes from losing a pet can sometimes seem insurmountable. However, you are not alone. There are many resources available to guide you through this difficult journey. We have gathered some of them here. Also, please know that you are welcome to call on us, we will help in any way we can.

  • Pet loss grief support—Here you will find online support groups and pet loss hotlines, as well as book recommendations for children and adults. We hope they will be useful to you as you begin to process your loss.
  • Pet memorials—If you would like to create a lasting tribute to your pet, this is a perfect place to do it. Our online memorials enable you to post stories, pictures, and more, so that you can tell everyone just how special your pet was.
  • Pet loss library—If you prefer to mourn privately, the articles included here may be especially comforting to you. They were written by fellow pet lovers as well as professional grief counselors, and you can read them whenever you are in need of solace.