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Pet Loss/Bereavement Counselor

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  • 2 people are interested

The overall mission of Ruff Haven Crisis Sheltering is to support people by keeping their pets during times of crisis and hardship. We also provide additional pet retention services, such as free grooming and vaccinations. We believe in serving both ends of the leash and providing services to pet owners, not just their beloved animals.

We do not have any pet loss support groups in Utah and we would like to offer this opportunity for our community. As we now have many virtual opportunities at our fingertips we would like to start a Zoom pet loss support group 1-2 times a month, free of charge to all community members who have experienced the loss of their furry family members.

If you are interested in starting this unique service here in Utah please email kristina@ruffhaven.org. You do NOT need to live in Utah to volunteer for this opportunity.

We are looking for an experienced bereavement counselor or peer support volunteer to facilitate this group. Must have experience in this area.

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1370 S 400 W, SALT LAKE CTY, UT 84115, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a temporary safe haven for companion animals in order to keep pets and their people together in times of crisis, increase pet retention, and decrease the number of animals entering the shelter system.


Our organization provides temporary emergency fostering services for people experiencing a crisis. We board pets at both a dog boarding facility (yes, even cats!), as well as individual foster homes. As of June 2020 we have reunified over 30 families with their beloved furry family members. We also hosted Utah's first completely free drive-thru vaccination clinic. Our main focus is pet retention and keeping people with their pets.

Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Bereavement Support
  • Counseling / Mental Health




  • Must be at least 18
  • 5-6 hours a month

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