Pet Loss Support Groups

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 offers on-going grief guidance to the community by offering Pet Loss Support Groups.

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, group meetings will be held virtually via Zoom.

All pet loss support groups are facilitated by experienced volunteer facilitators. Facilitators provide information on a variety of subjects related to grief and through guest lectures and informal discussions, sharing stories, 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 must be over the age of 16. This program is available to the public free of charge, donations to the OHS are welcome. Participants are not required to prepare anything in advance, but may wish to share photos of their pet and other memorial items.

Upcoming Meetings:

Sessions Facilitated by Donna D.

  • May 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. FULL
  • June 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
  • July 13, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

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Sessions Facilitated by Ian H.

  • May 17, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
  • June 21, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
  • July 19, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 16, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

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You must pre-register for this virtual meeting to ensure that you receive the Zoom link in advance of the session.

For more information, email or call (613) 725-3166, ext. 298.