Pets definitely become a part of the family, so it can be difficult when a pet passes on. The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA have a Pet Loss Support Group that is held periodically. Their site explains, "The San Diego Humane Society’s Pet Loss Support Group provides an environment where thoughts and emotions can be shared with those in similar circumstances. Sessions are led by a licensed social worker and are open to those ages 10 and up....There is no fee for the sessions thanks in part to a donation from San Diego Pet Memorial Park; however donations to help with providing this valuable service are greatly appreciated. Please bring pictures of your pet with you to the sessions." Please click on the link above to get more information.