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. Please refer to the following links for a variety of grief support options.
Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center, located in North Vancouver, is an excellent local resource for advice on end-of-life issues that may be relevant to your pet. Their 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.
Among other counseling services, Dennis Dion Therapy provides grief counseling in the Vancouver area to help support you through the difficult time of pet bereavement.
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 for the difficult decision-making process surrounding humane pet euthanasia.
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.
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.
The Association’s website has an extensive list of specialized help categories. The website is run by professionally trained volunteers in pet bereavement counseling.
This website provides reliable and up-to-date animal health information to support you in the care for 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.
Kari-Ann Thor, M.Ed., Reg. Clinical Counsellor offering you the pet loss support services you require with access to a support group.
Helen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and experienced therapist based in North Vancouver. She supports youth, adults, and couples to navigate the path toward healing from grief due to pet loss.