**Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. A comprehensive resource for chatrooms, referrals, books, training, virtual memorials and poems all dedicated to the experience of losing a pet. http://www.aplb.org

Animals in Our Hearts http://www.animalsinourhearts.com A grief therapist with impeccable credentials and training, Teresa Wagner, MSW, has one of the most extensive sites on animal death and dying on the internet. She is also a marine wildlife advocate and presently devotes the majority of her time raising public awareness about the needless suffering of marine animals in our oceans.

The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies, 4th ed. by Dr. Wallace Sife, internationally renowned authority on pet bereavement and pioneer in this field. This book is considered to be the seminal text on this subject.

**International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. An excellent source of information for professionals and pet owners alike.  http://www.iaahpc.org


Mini-Consultations by telephone/Skype and Prayer Support.
Donation/Love Offering basis. Go to Contact Page and complete the form. Include phone number and best time to call. Send a picture of your pet by email attachment if possible to dr.cherylc@yahoo.com

Counseling: Pet Loss, Bereavement. Empathy client-based. A description of the grief/healing process, what to expect, typical emotional responses, an exchange of ideas about death and dying, the unique human-animal bond; remedies and tools to promote self-healing.
By telephone/Skype. Initial consultation 60 minutes min, $100. 3 sessions $250 if paid in full. Offsite (your home or veterinarian’s office) South Orange County, $100 per visit.

Counseling: Hospice/Palliative Care aka, ‘the long farewell.” NO medical advice. Ongoing emotional support for you, your pet and/or your family.By telephone/Skype 60-90 minutes $150. Includes weekly telephone follow-up contact up to 2 months.

Offsite(your home or veterinarian’s office) South Orange County, lnitial visit $100

Family Counseling for Hospice/Palliative Care $275.

***Animal Communication with pets who have “crossed over” is a very controversial issue in the pet loss and grief counseling community. Many, if not most, of the clinical professionals dispute its existence or reality. Many others are concerned about the vulnerable emotional state that makes grievers susceptible to con artists and the unscrupulous. It is my personal experience that animal communication and interspecies telepathy IS a reality–it is one of those intuitive abilities we all have but rarely use, and so the ability atrophies until it is reawakened. Within the context of the grief process, it is my professional opinion that attempts by a bereaved owner to communicate with a pet that has recently transitioned may interfere and even stall the grief process, prolonging unnecessary misery and pain. It is best for the bereaver to pass through the final grief stages before initiating contact with an animal communicator.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me.


With the exception of donations for mini consultations, all fees are requested to be paid in advance.

Methods of payment: PayPal (send to dr.cherylc@yahoo.com through PayPal) or Check/Money Order made out to Cheryl Cuttineau, POB 80755, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-0755.

FACE BOOK: Nepenthes Garden Pet Loss https://www.facebook.com/nepenthesgardenpetloss

This FB page is intended to be a community of support, encouragement and prayer. Anyone who anticipates the death of a pet, is grieving, or just feels lost and alone following the death of a pet can come to this space and feel loved and understood. It is a great place to request prayer support for yourself and your animal companion. It is also a great opportunity to be of service to others by offering prayer, encouragement, reiki and love. No medical advice, please! 🙂

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