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 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.

Our current volunteer meeting facilitators are Donna D. and Ian H. 


Donna is a Veterinary Technician who has been with our group since 2000.  She has special interest in pet loss, aftercare, and a passion for helping others through grief and the loss of our dear pets.


Ian is a compassionate and very experienced grief educator in the Ottawa area who has been helping people cope with all forms of grief and loss for many years, and he has been a facilitator with our group for close to 10 years.  

Our past group facilitator and founder was Dr. Lianna Titcombe, a local veterinarian who specializes in end-of-life home care for pets.  Dr. Titcombe no longer faciliates monthly meetings, but is very much active in the pet loss and aftercare community.  You can read more about Dr. Titcombe here.  


When are the meetings and How do I register?

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