From a personal perspective, I can say that being partnered with an assistance dogs was one of the happiest days of my life. Consequently, the retirement and death of my assistance dogs, has been some of the saddest and most difficult times of my life. As a result, I wanted to share the following bereavement help-lines with you to support you during this time.
Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline: (607) 253-3932
Michigan State University Pet Loss Support Hotline: (517) 432-2696
Tufts University Pet Loss Hotline: (508) 839-7966
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Hotline: (540) 231-8038
Please Note: Working Like Dogs (WLD) does not endorse, approve or recommend these sources, and omissions do not in any way indicate bias on the part of WLD. This list is supplied solely as a resource for the reader to investigate and is not intended to be exhaustive nor all-inclusive. Agencies, organizations and suppliers change and form on a continual basis. Please use this list as a starting place for your own research.