What happens at a Pet Loss Meeting?
Our meetings are informal and give you a chance to get together with people who are dealing with the same things as you. They are facilitated by a member of the PLSG who is there to help and answer any questions. The meetings usually last about one and a half hours.
Who are we?
Our group facilitator since 2000 has been Dr. Lianna Titcombe, a local veterinarian who specializes in end-of-life home care for pets. You can read more about Dr. Titcombe here. Our volunteers and guest speakers come from varied backgrounds related to pet and human health; veterinarians and veterinary staff, people with social work and psychology backgrounds, as well as fellow pet owners who have dealt with the loss of their pets. We are all here for the same reason and all on a volunteer basis.
When and Where are the meetings?
We are pleased to let you know we hold TWO monthly meetings each month, at two different locations. Wednesday meetings are held at Gateway Pet Memorial, at 11 Tristan Court, Ottawa. Tuesday meetings are held at the Ottawa Humane Society, 245 W Hunt Club Rd, Nepean.
GATEWAY location: Meetings are held on the second WEDNESDAY of every month. The meetings begin at 7:30 pm and end at 9:00 pm and are free and open for everyone dealing with any aspect of losing a pet. We welcome everyone to come and if you have a special remembrance of your pet such as a photo or collar please feel to bring it with you.
Ottawa Humane Society location: Meetings are held on various dates throughout the month and can have variable start times.. Please see the calendar below for up to date meeting dates for this location.
Our meetings are held in a comfortable, safe and welcoming environment.
Sundance, a Pet Loss friend, waiting patiently to be let in for the meeting.