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    Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service

    Our support groups are an open format where all participants can bring their current needs to the table. The group will discuss grief and loss as it pertains to the needs of the individuals in the group. Additional discussions will cover grief reactions, resources, ways to express emotions related to the grieving process, and offer supportive ideas to one another.
    When: First Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
    Where: Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service, 7717 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie MN 55344
    Cost:  Free, but registration required
    Contact: Call 952.746.5752 or email

    Animal Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group

    At Animal Humane Society's Pet Loss Support Group, you can share your feelings with others who are going through a similar experience. This free and informal support group meets weekly and is for adults 16 years and older. Reservations are not required to attend. 
    When: Every Monday at 7 p.m.
    Where: AHS Golden Valley, Conference Room D, 845 Meadow Lane N, Golden Valley, MN 55422 
    Cost: Free 
    Contact: 612-730-6016

    Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota Pet Loss Support Group

    This group is facilitated by Heidi Brenegan. She, along with other grieving pet owners who attend the group, can provide some insight into what the loss of a pet means, along with just being there to listen and understand. 
    When: Fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.  
    Where: 1163 Helmo Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128
    Cost: Free, but registration appreciated
    Contact: 651-501-3759, ext. 114