“May it make your sorrow easier for you to bear
knowing there are others who understand and care.”
Nicodemus Memorial Park takes the loss of your pet seriously, and believes in doing all we can to help you through this difficult time. We understand how devastating it can be to lose a companion pet. To help you with your grief we offer several different complimentary services.
1. Immediate Private Counseling
This is a one time session with a counselor if you feel the need for some extra help dealing with the loss of your pet. We will put you in touch with the counselor and you can make an appointment to meet in person or over the telephone. Following the seesion, you’ll have the option to continue for a small fee.
2. Bereavement Support Group
The Nicodemus Memorial Park at Baltimore Humane Society holds a monthly bereavement group to help you cope with the loss or extreme illness of a pet. Anyone whose pet has passed away, been lost, sick, or dying is welcome to join the group at any time. Members take comfort in sharing with others going through the same difficult experience.
The group is a safe haven where individuals can freely talk about their pet knowing others are interested in hearing their story. It is a place of emotional and practical support helping participants cope with their loss.Please join our free, non-denominational group, led by Memorial Park Director and Certified Bereavement Counselor, Andrew Mazan. You do not need to have your pet buried in Nicodemus Memorial Park to join the group. All are welcome! Read more in an article about the group.
The group meets the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7pm for one hour.
Please call to RSVP. Call 410-833-8848 ext. 219 or email
3. Facebook Bereavement Group Page
For those of you who would rather connect to support online, you can join the Nicodemus Memorial Park at Baltimore Humane Society Bereavement Group Facebook Page. An online support group. Share photos and stories of your pet. Visit the Notes page for discussions and helpful information. Posts can only be seen by group members.
4. Expanded Book Collection
The Nicodemus Memorial Park also offers a number of books to pet owners as an added resource.