Pet Loss and Bereavement Support

old labrador retriever looking off in to the distance

Many people suffer alone when they lose a pet. They feel alienated because others don’t understand how they feel.

You don’t have to grieve alone.

Helpful information

Download a copy of our pet loss brochure which contains helpful coping ideas, book resources and more. You may also wish to contact the Pet Loss Support Group of Ottawa. They will provide emotional support to owners and caregivers of pets who are terminally ill or who have passed away. For at home care of your pet during the end-of-life period, you may also wish to engage the assistance of Dr. Lianna Titcombe for hospice care at

Assessing a pet’s quality of life

If you are facing the difficult decision of euthanasia, or if you’re wondering about how you’ll deal with this some day, this Assessing Quality of Life questionnaire can help you know when it’s time to say goodbye.