Pet Stress Support Group

Pet Stress Support Group:

A support group for pet owners caring for “special needs” pets

2017 Quarterly Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, March 29th
Wednesday, May 24th
Wednesday, August 23rd
Thursday, Nov 16th

Time: 6:30pm-8pm
Where: TBD
Cost: $20/per person (scholarships available)
RSVP:  Email [email protected]

*Pet photos are welcome but please leave your furry family at home*

It is hard having a pet with behavioral or physical special needs.  It can be stressful and frustrating.  It impacts your day-to-day life and your relationships with others.  And you love the little furball even through it all.

A lot of times it can also be very isolating, and other people just don’t understand and sometimes even say judgmental things.

This group is a place where you know everyone will “get it” and will offer non-judgmental support to you wherever you are in the journey with your pet.  There’s a lot of great resources for training and help for your pet so that is not the focus of this group – this is a space to support YOU.

It is a place where when things are hard, you can cry.  And when things are good, you can celebrate.  And usually there’s a lot of laughing all mixed in.

Plus, there are always chocolate chip cookies.  Always.

If you would like to join or have any questions at all, send me an email at 
[email protected]

Kristin Buller, MA, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for supporting the bond between people and their pets. She has a certificate in Veterinary Social Work and is especially interested in helping people with stressful pets to find a sense of peace in their lives. She understands first-hand what it is like to have a “special needs” pet and how that can impact your life. She provides individual, couples, and family counseling to pet owners, along with facilitating support groups and workshops.  To learn more about the services Kristin provides, go to

*Thanks to the Difficult Pets Support Group in Portland, OR for sharing their flyer content for us to use!