Grieving the loss of a pet: You’re not alone

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Losing a devoted friend is never easy. Whether it is the loss, or the anticipated loss of a furry friend, healthy grieving is important, and we want you to know you are not alone.

On the second Tuesday of each month, the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre presents a pet loss support group in partnership with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. 

These free monthly virtual gatherings will be facilitated by a certified grief support counsellor from the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre and are open to anyone across the province. The meetings are intended to provide an opportunity to share thoughts and feelings experienced while grieving the loss of a beloved animal.

Understanding how to cope with the loss of an animal you love doesn’t have to be something you do alone. Help is available! If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please visit to learn more about grief recovery and to join the pet loss support group.

Thanks to the generous support from the Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation, this valuable program will reach those who need it the most – right across Ontario. Others who understand what you’re going through are just a click away.

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