Forever In Our Hearts
We dedicate this website to the memory of our two beloved “fur-kids”, Jake (a 15-year-old Siberian Husky) and Mazel Tov (a 17-year-old Siamese cat). It was healing from their loss that caused us to want to give back and help others along the same journey.
Please know that healing is possible by taking baby steps through this grief – and most of all know that you don’t have to go through it alone.
We are here to support you.
Co-Founder/Pet Loss Specialist/End-of-Life Pet Doula/Compassion Fatigue Educator/Instructor
Sandra Grossman’s connection with animals comes from growing up surrounded by pets and getting to learn the lessons they shared with her. She has her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology and spent 20 years working in the business sector. It was the loss of her Siamese cat “Mazel Tov” to lymphoma and her own need to heal that caused her to change career directions and enter the field of Pet Loss Support.
Sandra is certified as a Pet Loss Specialist and Compassion Fatigue Educator. Her passion is supporting pet parents who are anticipating/have gone through the loss of a beloved pet. Sandra offers pet loss support groups as well as individual sessions in person (for those in the New Jersey area) and telephone/Zoom sessions for clients throughout the country.
Sandra’s other passion is supporting veterinary/animal care professionals struggling with the effects of compassion fatigue and working with many practices in helping them create a “Compassionate Practice” © within their hospitals.
She also offers workshops on areas including but not limited to: Pet Loss pet loss in the Veterinary Practice, Compassion Fatigue/Self-Care, Communicating with Grieving Pet Parents, Communication Within the Practice, Teamwork and Conflict Resolution. Workshops can be tailored to the needs of your hospital/practice/organization.
Sandra offers individual support either in person (for those in New Jersey) and telephone/Zoom sessions for veterinary/animal care professionals throughout the country.
Sandra is the author of the “End-of-Life/Pet Loss Study” and often speaks at conferences sharing the findings of the study.
Sandra recently switched coasts from California to New Jersey where she lives with her two special needs rescue cats Jeter and Faith Contact Sandra at
Ellie Freedman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Pet Loss Specialist. After spending many years supporting clients, Elle has retired and now enjoys spending her time with her husband Howard and their senior rescue dog Shayna.
Ellie acts as a PetLoss Partners consultant and will always be a valuable part of the PetLoss Partners family.