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 counselling to our the community.

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, group meetings will beare held virtually via Zoom. each month and are facilitated by a certified grief educator.

All pet loss support groups are facilitated by certified grief educators. Grief educators They provide information on a variety of subjects related to pet loss 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 are not required to prepare anything in advance, but may wish to share photos of their pet and other memorial items.

Participants must be over the age of 16.

Upcoming Meetings:


Sessions Facilitated by Donna D.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2021 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

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Sessions Facilitated by Ian H.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 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 programs@ottawahumane.ca or call (613) 725-3166, ext. 298.