Grief Support

The heart knows no difference between losing an animal companion and losing a human loved one. There are many resources for people suffering from pet loss bereavement. We will continually update this information as it becomes known to us. The more you share your grief with others the stronger you will become. Take charge of your grief, and your grief work will help you grow in ways you never thought possible. Reach out to the following web sites, links and articles. Keep sharing. Keep healing.

Please feel free to share Paws, Whiskers & Wags’ article on coping with pet bereavement, Grieving the Loss of a Pet. Find inspiration for how to honor the life of your pet with our article on Four Ways to Keep Your Pet’s Memory Alive.

Monthly Pet Loss Support Group in Atlanta

Due to a scheduling conflict, we will NOT host the Pet Loss Support Group in February 2018. The group will resume again the First Tuesday in March: 3/6/18.

Paws, Whiskers & Wags offers a free Pet Loss Support Group designed for adult clients. The group is led by Michelle Nelson, LCSW, BCD who is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has over 12 years of experience in group and individual therapy. Michelle loves animals and she and her partner currently have 3 rescued dogs: Tulip, Lotus and Yuli. We encourage you to come share your story, or just listen and find support.

Our Pet Loss Support Group sessions are held on the First Tuesday of Each Month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at our Decatur location.

TO REGISTER & RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Please email Michael at

Monthly Pet Loss Support Group in Charlotte

The Charlotte support group session will be rescheduled at a later date due to a scheduling conflict with the therapist. Please check back soon for the rescheduled date and time. Thank you.

Paws, Whiskers and Wags also offers a free support group designed for adult clients led by licensed marriage and family therapist associate, Jordan Tadlock, MA, LMFTA. She has worked in the area of grief and loss for 3 years. She most recently has worked for Kindermourn, counseling and leading groups with bereaved children and adolescents. Jordan has also worked in the field of addiction for the last 5 years, facilitating groups for family members at the Dilworth Center. She currently has a private practice in South End. Jordan received her BA from University of North Carolina in 2010 and her MA from Pfeiffer University in 2014.  As a native Charlottean, she is familiar with various services available to families and pet owners in the area. Jordan identifies herself as a huge animal lover and understand the devastating experience of losing a pet. Jordan currently comes home to a 9-year-old yellow lab named Maggie.
Our Pet Loss Support Group sessions are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at our Charlotte location.

TO REGISTER CALL 980-819-2504, or EMAIL


Recommended Pet Loss Support Resources

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
The website contains a wealth of information and resources designed to help those who are coping with pet loss, including scheduled Chat Rooms.

Pets Everlasting
Pets Everlasting is a pet loss community where you can always find a shoulder to lean on.

Animals In Our Hearts
This website provides information, comfort, and support for anyone coping with or anticipating the loss of a pet. It includes useful articles, recommended reading lists, inspirational poetry, and categorized links to dozens of other helpful resources.