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While Gentle Hands Cherished Paws is not affiliated with any groups on this page, this list was compiled in hopes of providing a guide of primarily local resources for families. 

If you have your own additions or recommendations, please email us at

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Quality-of-Life Scale

This scale is a fillable resource for pet parents; it is not a diagnostic tool or replacement for treatment, but is meant to give some insight to help you discuss future plans with veterinary caregivers, and help find answers to the most difficult question: “Is it time yet?”

24-Hour Emergency Clinics


Animal Medical Center of Seattle

17518 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

(206) 204-3366


BluePearl Pet Hospital
(Seattle Veterinary Specialists)

805 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 624-9111


Summit Veterinary Referral Center

2505 S 80th St, Tacoma, WA 98409

(253) 983-1114


Emerald City Emergency Clinic

4102 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 634-9000


South Seattle Veterinary Hospital

11033 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98168

(206) 242-8338

Mount Vernon

Pet Emergency Center - Skagit Valley

14434 Avon Allen Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 848-5911

Urgent Care Clinics


Atlantic Veterinary Hospital

2115 23rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 323-4433

Lake Stevens

Frontier Village Vet

9309 N Davies Rd, Lake Stevens, WA 98258

 (425) 334-8585


Woodinville Veterinary Hospital

13317 Northeast 175th Street Ste: P, Woodinville, WA 98072

(425) 481-1184


Arrow Animal Urgent Care

3241 NE Sunset Blvd, Renton, WA 98056

(425) 270-2991


Madison Street Animal Hospital

2215 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

(206) 538-0890


Redmond-Kirkland Animal Hospital

7251 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052

(425) 403-0780


Pilchuck Animal Hospital (24hr)

11308 92nd St SE, Snohomish, WA 98290

(360) 568-3113

Other In-Home Providers

Compassion 4 Paws

Contact form:

Phone: (425) 802-2444

Services North to some parts of Marysville, South to Tukwila, and the Eastside. West Seattle is currently not available.

Tranquil Passing

Phone: (509) 931-0466

Contact form:


Services Spokane, Spokane Valley, Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and surrounding areas.

Angel Wings Vet


Phone: (425) 215-8815

Services an approximately 7-mile radius around Woodinville.

The Good Life


Phone: (253) 444-1858

Services the greater Tacoma area.

Gentle Passing

Phone: (425) 269-9984


Services Seattle/West Seattle and the Eastside, including Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Renton, Bothell, Woodinville, Kenmore, Mercer Island, Issaquah and Sammamish.

Peaceful Pet Transitions

Phone: (425) 902-9202

Services King County and northern Pierce County, WA. Farther north or south will incur additional charges.

Therapist / Counselor Services

Rachel Wright, MSW, LICSW, VSW-CP


Phone: (206) 925-3546

Jennifer Streit, LMP, SAMP, LLC


Phone: (206) 938-8539

Support Groups & Phone Lines

Seattle Humane Virtual Pet Loss Support Group

Dates: Groups take place virtually on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Scroll to bottom of link for more information).

Phone: (425) 649-7566

Address: 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005

Whatcom Humane Society

“Please contact us via email or phone, and we will put you in touch with one of our amazing volunteer support group facilitators.”

Phone: (360) 733-2080 x3116


Pet Compassion Careline

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Pet Loss Helpline

Phone: (630) 325-1600

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet Loss Support Group

The Pet Loss Support Group meets by phone/Webex every Thursday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. For the schedule and details on how to join the virtual meeting, please email


Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement

Pet Loss Grief Support Chatroom hours:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern time

Sun: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern time


Video Support Group hours:

Every Wednesday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Eastern time

1st Saturday of each month: 5:00 pm  – 7:00 pm Eastern time

3rd Saturday of each month: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Eastern time

Cornell University Pet Loss Support Line

Phone: (607) 218-7457

Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

Phone: (508) 839-5722

Memorial Artists

Artful Ashes is a local business that creates beautiful and bright custom glass pieces containing your loved one’s ashes. You can either receive a shipped, tracked kit for sending ashes to them, or you can visit in person so they can assist with the emotional process.

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Celebration Ashes is a local business that weaves the ashes of loved ones into timeless works of handmade glass art, including small keepsake urns.

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Tacoma Glass Blowing is a local business that offers expertly hand-crafted glass-blown keepsakes that contain the ashes of your loved one.

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One Heirloom creates simple and elegant jewelry that contain the ashes of your loved one to celebrate life with high-quality scientific glass and precious metals.

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Angela Kirkpatrick creates earthy and elegant custom jewelry that can hold the ashes, hair, or teeth of your companion, inspired by the tradition of memento mori.

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Close By Me creates a wide range of sophisticated hand-crafted jewelry options containing solidified ashes, to allow you to keep your loved one with you at all times.

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