Pet Loss Support Program

One-On-One 20 minute phone sessions will be available with our grief counselors from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. on the following dates:

June 1st

June 15th  

If interested, please email to inquire about available time-slots.

Please note: We are unable to schedule day-of phone sessions at this time.  All inquiries must be received by 11 a.m. on the Friday prior to the date you are interested in.

If you are experiencing a crisis, please call 888-724-7240 (24-hour Access and Crisis Line).

Losing a pet can often bring unbearable sadness and grief and we understand these feelings can be overwhelming.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) has created the Pet Loss Support Program (PLSP) to help you through this difficult time.

Our support calls provide a safe space to share feelings of loss and the variety of emotions that are experienced during times of grief.

In the meantime, please see list below for immediate support.


Alana Evans received her Master of Science in Social Work from University of Texas at Austin and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. She has an Advanced Palliative and Hospice Social Work Certification and is a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. Alana brings over 15 years of experience to her work as the Director of Bereavement Services at Hospice By the Sea and as a Grief Counselor at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, as well as a Guest Instructor at the Shiley Institute for Palliative Care at CSU San Marcos. The unparalleled bond of unconditional love and companionship we share with our pets can result in devastating heartache, isolation, and pain when we lose them. It is an honor to accompany in navigating through this loss to find healing.


Arlana L. Scola, MATS

Arlana received her Master of Arts in Theology from Bethel Seminary.  She has 15 years of experience as a hospice chaplain and grief counselor.

Arlana is also the founder of a nonprofit that worked with youth and horses for many years and this offered another opportunity for loss support as she journeyed alongside those young and old that experienced the loss of a beloved animal.

Arlana has a passion for supporting others through the difficulties of loss, grief, and bereavement.