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.

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, group meetings will be held virtually each month 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.

It is important to register for this virtual meeting to allow us to send you the meeting information in advance of the session.

You can sign up by contacting our supervisor: programs via email at programs@ottawahumane.ca or call 613-725-3166, ext. 298.

Participants must be over the age of 16.

Meetings will run on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2021 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

For more information about other Pet Loss Support Group locations, please visit www.ottawapetloss.com/meetings.