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Foster a DC Pet: DC People Helping DC Pets

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Foster a DC Pet is a program based out of Washington, DC and the surrounding metro region designed to help people in need of temporary housing solutions for their pets find a foster home for a predetermined amount of time. Foster a DC Pet is sponsored by The Washington Humane Society through a grant from the ASPCA.

The program was created specifically for people who need temporary housing for their pet during a transition phase in their life, such as moving to a new house or apartment, military transfers, or even medical issues like a hospital stay. Instead of being forced to surrender the pet to a shelter, Foster a DC Pet allows for the community to come together and find a temporary home for the animal.

The process is simple: Whether you're looking for temporary placement for your pet or are offering a foster home, just create a profile and begin your search. For more information or to get involved, visit the Foster a DC Pet website


Pet Loss Support and Counseling

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Intense grief over the loss of a pet is normal and natural.  It's not silly, crazy, or overly sentimental to grieve. The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is happy to announce a new partnership with the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing to offer Pet Loss Counseling.

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Pets are a source of comfort, companionship and unconditional love. The loss of such a relationship can be devastating, and these feelings are valid, and may be extremely painful. Know that you are not alone.  The Pet Loss Support Group is a place to connect with experienced clinicians and other animal lovers for conversation, guidance, understanding, and support.  Attend one or several sessions based on your needs.

Pet Loss Counseling is offered on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1-2pm.

Fee - $25.00
4201 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20008
(near the corner of Connecticut and Van Ness)

To RSVP, please contact Sarah Jo Albertson at the Wendt Center:
salbertson@wendtcenter.org
202-204-5021

The Pet Loss Support Group is facilitated by Simone Durrah, LGPC, and Jeremy Hube, MA.
Jeremy Hube is a graduate of Argosy University located in Rosslyn, Virginia, where he received his MA in Community Counseling in April of 2012. Beginning his career in mental health in 2001, Jeremy has spent eight years laboring on inpatient psychiatric units with children, teens, and adults.  Jeremy lives in the District with his four year old dog Howard. 

Simone Durrah is a graduate of Loyola University of Maryland where she received her MS in Pastoral Counseling in 2009. Simone counsels individuals, families, teens, and children who are dealing with loss due to physical death or other types of loss. She currently resides in the DC area with her 14 year old dog, Sweet Pea.

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CLICK HERE for after hour instructions on how to enter the building.

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