The loss of a pet can be one of the most devastating experiences that an individual or family has to face. For many, this is a loss not only of a pet, but of a best friend. DoveLewis realizes that, in our society, each of us is expected to minimize our sorrow for our lost pet. However, feelings linger long after the loss, because our pets shared our lives, dreams, homes, and affections. And because they touched our lives so deeply, they are deserving of our grief.
Grieving for a beloved pet is a very natural, normal, and personal process. The manner and intensity of our reactions to this loss will be different for each person. Our reactions will depend on the circumstances surrounding the death, our depth of attachment to the pet, our personal experiences with grief, and our state of mind when the loss occurs.
There are many resources at DoveLewis to help you grieve the loss of a pet. Learn more about Memorial Art Therapy and Grief Support.
Find additional resources to take home such as Pet Remembrance Journals, Engraved Bricks, and Sympathy Cards to help you memorialize the loss of a pet.
Please Note: This program is designed to help people whose pets have passed away. It is in no way a part of our Lost & Found Pet Database.
Pet Loss Support Monthly Meeting Schedule:
1st Thursday – 12:00 p.m.
2nd Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday – 10:00 a.m.
3rd Monday – 7:00 p.m.
DoveLewis Business Office
Albers Mill Building
1200 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209
Note: If you are attending an evening session and the front door of our building appears to be locked, please wait a few moments. A DoveLewis volunteer will arrive to assist you and direct you to our office.
Parking: The Albers Mill parking lot has a limited number of free, two-hour visitor parking spots available. You are welcome to park in one of these marked visitor spot. Street parking is generally available on NW Naito ($2 per hour; free after 7 p.m.), or you may pay to park in one of the non-visitor spots in the lot (Weekdays: $20/hour before 2 p.m., $3/hour after 2 p.m.; Weekends: $3 all day).
24-Hour Message Line: 503.234.2061