Pet Grief Resources

The passing of a pet can have a profound impact on owners and their families. We’ve compiled some resources to help you cope with your grief.

Grief Resources
Dennis Dion, Registered Clinical Counsellor, has been supporting people facing painful losses for almost 20 years. Dennis understands the profound relationship between a pet and their owner. He provides grief counseling in the Vancouver area to help support you through the difficult time of pet bereavement.

Monique Verhoef, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor is a pet owner and able to help you with your counseling needs. Email:, phone: 778-724-0522

Kari-Ann Thor, M.Ed., Registered Therapeutic Counsellor offering you the pet loss support services you require with access to a support group. Email:, phone: 604-253-5450

Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center, located in Surrey, is an excellent local resource for advice on end-of-life issues that may be relevant to your pet. Their online collection of pet grief support resources includes a number of complimentary downloadable PDFs, and a 15-day Grief Support email series, titled “Pushing the Clouds Away”, with a companion pet loss journal.

Veterinary Partner – This website provides reliable and up-to-date animal health information to support you in the care of your pet. This website was established by the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community. Read their article “Euthanasia: When is it time?” for helpful suggestions on making this difficult decision.

Rainbow Bridge – This website provides support for pet owners who are grieving over the death of a pet or an ill pet. The website offers personal support, thoughtful advice, “The Monday Pet Loss Candle Ceremony”, tribute pages, healing poetry, the “Rainbow Bridge Poem” and more.

Veterinary Wisdom Pet Parents – The “Resource Center” of this website provides information for helping children through a pet’s euthanasia with ideas on pet scrapbooks and keepsakes. The site also provides advice on the difficult decision-making process surrounding humane pet euthanasia.

Pet Loss Support Page – Visit this site for the articles “10 Tips on Coping with Pet Loss”, “The Emotions of Pet Loss” and “Defining ‘Quality of Life’” among many others.