Get crafty with Enid


Spot’s Mutt Mixer Feb. 4 features special guest Enid Samuel Traisman, M.S.W., C.T., art therapist and grief counselor at DoveLewis in Portland.

Known and loved locally for her work in art and grief therapy, Enid is perhaps best known for her free monthly grief support groups and free monthly Memorial Art Workshops at DoveLewis.   

Enid will have her “artist hat” on at the Mixer, guiding guests through an easy heart-shaped clay pawprint craft. This is a unique opportunity to “play” with Enid and, as anyone who knows her knows, she is a gifted, brilliant, joy of a human being with a huge heart for animals and people.   

Enid has a Masters in Social Work specializing in Grief Counseling and is a Certified Thanatologist (expert in death and dying). She is a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist through Humane Society University and a member of the DELTA Society.    

Enid has been a guest speaker at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Wild West Veterinary Conference and many other organizations. She has authored five books, including the locally popular My Personal Pet Remembrance Journal. Enid founded the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program in 1986. Her work as a pioneer and expert in the pet bereavement field has made her a popular guest in print, radio and TV, and a variety of national magazines.                            

Thanks to support from DoveLewis, Enid is available for telephone support 7 days a week at no charge to the community. Learn more about Enid's art work at and about the pet loss support group and memorial art schedules at