Pet Loss Support Groups

64286791_ff2bc5e6fd_o (1)Are you coping with the loss of a pet? Saying goodbye is never easy. Many people suffer when they lose a pet and find it hard to move forward alone in the grieving process. The Ottawa Humane Society has partnered with Bereavement Support & Education – Ottawa to offer on-going grief counselling to our community.

Group meetings are held monthly at the OHS and are facilitated by a certified grief educator.

Grief educators provide information on a variety of subjects related to pet loss through guest lectures and informal discussions, working alongside participants to provide compassionate support and in-depth coping strategies for anyone dealing with the loss of a pet.

This program is available to the public free of charge, donations to the OHS are welcome. Participants are not required to bring anything, but may wish to share photos of their pet and other memorial items. Throughout the meeting, light refreshments will be available.

Participants must be over the age of 16.

Meetings will run on the following dates at the OHS:

  • Tuesday, Mar. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jun.18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jul. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

To register for an upcoming meeting, please contact our supervisor: programs by email at or by phone at 613-725-3166, ext. 298.

For more information about other Pet Loss Support Group locations, please visit

If you would like more information, please contact Ian Henderson at or 613-858-3113.