Pet Loss Support

To many, a pet is not just a pet. They are family or your best friend.

When you lose someone you care about, including a pet, going through the grieving process can be challenging, especially when you feel alone in your loss. BC Bereavement Helpline’s Pet Loss Support Group is held on the second Thursday of each month and will provide a safe place where you can connect and share with others who have experienced a similar type of loss.

Pre-registration is required and then a monthly email with registration for Zoom will be sent the week of the group.

Please note pre-registration is required one week in advance of the support group to receive Zoom registration/link for the upcoming meeting. Any registrations received after the deadline will be contacted for the meeting the following month.

*Please note: this group is on pause until the Fall. If you would like to receive communication from us when our fall dates are available use the pre-registration button below or check-back in August. In the meantime, if you need support, please reach out to our Helpline.

Due to demand, we are currently only able to offer our Pet Loss Peer Support Group to residents of BC.

Pre-Register Here


Thank you once again to you and your team for the care and support in our pet loss journey.  Participating in the group has helped me a lot, although I am still in a bit of a “numb” state about what happened with my kitty.  However, I do have some tools now to help me deal with the guilt and the grief.

– Pet Loss Peer Support Group participant

We want to support you in your grief journey after losing your pet.

Below is a learning education session we hosted, please feel free to utilize the content for your own grief journey.

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Resources to Support You After Losing a Pet

*Kindly be aware that not all of these resources have undergone vetting, and BCBH does not accept liability for these recommendations.

Counselling Related Supports


Social Media 

Online Literature/Websites



More details coming! If you’re interested in supporting our Pet Loss program, please email [email protected].