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Quality of Life Scores

Quality of life scores can help you better objectively assess how your pet is doing and whether it is time to say goodbye. It helps to keep a journal each day. Some owners also prefer using a number system to grade their pet's quality of life each day. Below is a link to a grading chart. 

Bereavement/Pet Loss 

Losing a pet is never easy. Below are some links to various organizations that can help you with your grief. 

Seattle Humane Pet Loss Support Group

Group meets virtually on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10am-12pm.

RSVP to with VIRTUAL PLSG in the subject line. 

Phone: (425) 641-0080



Seattle Animal Shelter Pet Loss Support Group

Group meets via phone/Webex every Thursday from 5:30-6:45 p.m.



Healing Pet Grief- Pet Loss Counseling

Contact Mimi Handlin, MSW for individual counseling sessions.


Paws to Connect - Pet Loss Counseling

Contact Rachel Wright, MSW, LICSW, VSW-CP for individual counseling sessions. 

Phone: (206) 925-3546



Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement 


Washington State University Memorial Service 


Children Pet Loss Resources 

It can be hard to explain the loss of a dear friend to your children. Below are some resources to help you navigate your loss. 

University of Ohio: Helping Children Cope with the Serious Illness or Death of a Companion Animal


Memorial Ideas

There are so many options for memorial items to help you remember your precious friend. Etsy is one of my favorite places where you can find almost anything you could think of. I have included some links below to some of my favorite memorial ideas.  If you need help sourcing any other memorial item idea, please reach out. I will do my best to point you in the right direction. 

  • Cuddle Clones: Allows you to create a plush doll replica of your pet 

  • Memorial Shadow Box: This is one of my favorite Etsy shops for creating custom shadow boxes to display your memorial products. They have boxes that you can include pictures and a collar as well 

  • Parting Stones: The company can turn your pet's ashes into holdable stones

  • Artful Ashes: This is a local company out of Seattle that specializes in making glass art with ash

  • Memorial Jewelry: There are thousands of options on Etsy for memorials using hair/ash. This is one of my favorite stores that does memorial jewelry. 

24 hour Emergency Pet Hospitals 

24 hour hospitals

If it's the middle of the night or you need emergent care, there are many 24 hour ER's that are there to help. Please note - due to COVID, ER's are extremely short-staffed and have longer than normal wait times. Please call around to see who can see you before driving to the clinic. 

Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital

Address: 11308 92nd St SE, Snohomish, WA 98290

Phone: (360) 568-9111


Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle

Address: 20115 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Phone: (425) 800-0924


Seattle Veterinary Specialists
Address: 11814 115th Ave, Bldg J, Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: (425) 823-9111

Animal Emergency Hospital of Redmond
Address: 16921 Cleveland St, Suite H, Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 250-7090

Emerald City Emergency Clinic
Address: 4102 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 634-9000

Summit Veterinary Referral Center

Address: 2505 S 80th St, Tacoma, WA 98409

Phone: (253) 983-1114


Diamond Veterinary Hospital

Address: 3625 Rucker Ave, Everett, WA 98201

Phone: (425) 258-4466



Animal Medical Center of Seattle
Address: 17518 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Phone: (206) 204-366

Animal Emergency & Specialty
Address: 12305 120th Ave NE, Suite K, Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: (425) 827-8727

Aerowood Animal Hospital
Address: 2975 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007
Phone: (425) 746-6557

Blue Pearl Hospital - Renton
Address: 4208 Lind Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057
Phone: (206) 364-1660

Sumner Veterinary Hospital

Address: 16024 60th Street E, Sumner, WA 98390

Phone: (253) 863-2258


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