Grieving? You Don't Have to be Alone
Its OK to Love & Miss Your Pet
"Grief is the Price of Loving"
Dr. Leo K. Bustad
1-(866) 266-8635 or (509) 335-5704
Who Are We at the Pet Loss Hotline?
We are a group of Washington State University College of
Veterinary Medicine students who have been trained in grief
counseling by a licensed therapist.
Many of us have experienced the loss of a pet and are here to
help you through this difficult time. By helping others through
their loss we hope to become better, more compassionate
veterinarians. As volunteers, we offer compassion and
understanding. Most of all, we want you to know that it is
perfectly natural to feel the way you are feeling. Grief is
expressed in many different ways and each situation is unique.
We hope by contacting us from the privacy of your home, you will be able
to release some of the grief and start the process of healing. Please
call or write us if you need someone to talk to—we are here to support
The Rainbow Bridge
While we are connected with WSU College of Veterinary Medicine we are unable
to address questions of medical concern. Pet Loss Hotline volunteers are
specifically prepared to help people cope with grief and bereavement in the
pending or past loss of a companion pet. We are unable to give out medical
advice. Some medical topics are addressed at the
Pet Health Topics Site."
A longer version (10:47) of the above video is available at
Pet Loss Hotline Hours & Contact Information
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at 1-(866) 266-8635 or (509) 335-5704
Phone and/or email message can be left for our staff 24 hours a day. Our
phones are normally staffed during the semester Monday-Thursday, 7 PM-9
PM and Saturday 1PM-3 PM Pacific Time.
While school is not in session and during holidays we have abbreviated
hours checking phone and email messages Monday-Thursday and Saturday
All messages will be returned as soon as possible.
The Pet Loss Hotline thanks
their generous support of this project.