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Ontario: Thistledown Pet Memorial, 905-852-5648,, Does not offer counseling per se, but can provide some support, advice, references, and referrals to counselors if needed. Winnipeg: 204-988-8804 - The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) has volunteers trained in loss and grief counselling who can help you. Please call the WHS pet loss & grief support line at 204-988-8804. Please leave your name, telephone number and the best time to reach you. Messages are checked throughout the day and returned as soon as possible.


Please note that dates and times of support group meetings often change without notice. Be sure to visit the website and/or contact the organization in advance to confirm meeting times and locations.


Calgary: Kindred Spirits Pet Loss Support, Straja Linder King, Spiritual Directions Centre, 1407 10th St. SW, Calgary AB T2N 1B9, 403-630-1020,,


Mississauga: Halton/Peel Pet Loss Support Group, Dixie Mall Postal Outlet, P.O. Box 38021, 1250 South Service Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5E 3G3; (905) 272-4040, (905) 842-2252, (905)637-5233 (phone numbers are for funeral homes, leave a message stating you would like to speak to someone in pet loss);;

Mississauga: Pet Vet Hospitals, Pet Loss Program, 872 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 1E1, 1-866-226-8079, ext. 55. Services include: support during and after euthanasia, 24-hour message line, email support, support groups, short-term and long-term counselling. All services are free except long-term counselling. Contact Angie Rupra, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Ottawa: Pet Loss Support Group of Ottawa,, Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:30-9 p.m at 11 Tristan Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 8B9. Free. Visit us on Facebook at



Calgary: Joanna Card, Registered Psychologist, Suite 200, 2003-14th St NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 3N4, 403-554-6305,,

Calgary: Straja Linder King, Spiritual Directions Centre, 1407 10th St. SW, Calgary AB T2N 1B9, Phone: 403.383-0070, and 403.210-2802,,


Langley: Laurel Horn, MA, RCC. Support, counselling and seminars offered, based in Langley, BC 604-802-6959,,,

North Vancouver: Jen Burton, CPCC, ACC, CPHR. Jen Burton Pet Loss, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, 604-250-0812,, Offers phone & Skype counseling.

Vancouver: Ruth Shell, MA RCC, Ruth Shell Counselling, 671F Market Hill, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4B5, 604-681-7175,,

Vancouver: Melanie Yearow, RPC, Melanie Yearow Counselling Services, #200-1892 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, 604-730-5002,, Offers phone & Skype counseling.

Victoria: Dr. Corrinne Allyson, Cadboro Bay Area, Victoria BC, Canada, 250-686-9601,,

NOVA SCOTIA Halifax: Glynis Sherwood, MEd, Canadian Certified Counsellor, 778-837-0616,, Offers video counseling.


Kitchener: Brien Thurston, Kitchener, ON N2E 1W2, 519-496-5290,,

Ridgeway: Chantale Denis, New Beginning Counselling Services, 355 Ridge Road N, Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada, 289-214-1574,,


Calgary: Vets To Go, Calgary, AB T2E 2L8, 888-908-0448,



Calgary/Rocky View: Country Club Pet Memorial Park, 282063 Township Road 224A, Rocky View, AB T1X - 0J2, (403) 936-5685,,

Edmonton: Animal Cremation Services, 9433 - 47 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2R7, 1-780-450-6637,,

Edmonton: Part of the Family Pet Memorial Centre (crematory), 54117 Range Road 263, Sturgeon County, Alberta T8T 1A9, 780-756-7387 (PETS),,

Lethbridge: Green Acres Animal Hospital (cremation), 4631 - 24th Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7C1, (403) 327-8660,,

Red Deer: Red Deer Pet Cremation Service, 27568 Twp Rd 380 Red Deer, AB T4S 2B2, (403) 3427387 (PETS),,

Spruce Grove: Atim Creek Pet Crematory, 53330 Range Rd 270, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3L9, 780-915-9187,,


Mission: Forever In Peace Pet Cremation Services, #2 - 33149 London Avenue, Mission, British Columbia, Canada V2V 4P9, 1-800-934-3418,, (handles horses)

N. Vancouver: Until We Meet Again Pet Cremation, #4 839 1st Street West, North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7P 1A4, (604) 924-1160,,

Oyama: Okanagan Pet Cremation, 12824 Oyama Rd., Oyama, BC V4v 2A7, 1-888-229-1177, 250-548-3351,

Victoria: Until We Meet Again Pet Cremation - Victoria, 587A Bay Street, Victoria, BC, 250-590-0995,,


Pansy: Pansy Pet Cemetery, Road #35E, Pansy, Manitoba, Canada, (204) 434-6132,,

Winnipeg: Precious Pet Cremation, Box 66015, Unicity PO, Winnipeg, MB. R3K 2E7, Canada, 204-633-6088,,


Summerville: Cherished Pet Memorial Services Ltd., 4 Neck Rd., Summerville, New Brunswick, E5S 1V8, (506) 763-2252, 1-877-863-7965,,


Ardoise: Peaceful Acres Pet Cemetery Ltd., 250 Collier Rd., Ardoise, Nova Scotia, B0N 1L0, 101 Hwy, Exit 4, (902) 499-9289,,

Dartmouth: Metro Pet Crematory, Unit #11, 192 Joseph Zatzman Dr., Dartmouth, NS B3B 1N4, (902) 412-0619,


Eden: Sandy Ridge Pet Cemetery, R.R. #1, 11210 Ridge Line, Eden, ON, NOJ 1HO, (519) 866-3243, 1-800-528-4473,,

Lakeview: Lakeview Pet Cemetery, 28 Lake St., Front of Yonge, ON K0E 1R0. 1-800-227-6915, (519) 866-3243,,

Orillia: Pet at Peace North, 335 Mississaga Street West, Orillia, ON L3V 3C2, 705-790-7427,,

Ottawa: Eternal Companions, pet crematorium and memorial centre, 23 chemin Henri-Petit, Rigaud, QC J0P 1P0, 450.451.6071, 1.866.302.0500, Ottawa: 613.566.2100,, (serves Ontario and Quebec)

Pembroke: Veterinary Referral Cremation Service, Pembroke St. E., Pembroke, ON K8A 3M3, 1-877-332-3845,,

St. Catharines: Pets At Peace Niagara Region, 117 Lake Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5X9, 289-362-2929,,

Toronto: Pets at Peace - Pet Loss and Memorial Services. Toronto and surrounding areas only pet funeral home. Our professional staff at Pets at Peace understands and has experienced the special bond that makes a pet a family member. We consult with you on the memorial options you feel are best suited for your unique pet. For some pet guardians, cremation is a compassionate choice in that it simplifies the burial process. We offer a selection of urns for you to choose from, to be kept in your home or placed with a loved one or in an exclusive location. Whatever your particular needs, our goal is to provide dignified, caring service for your pet. 2375 Queen Street East, Toronto, 416-699-9955,,

Toronto: VIP Sitters. Pet Cremation in Toronto: VIP Sitters is here to help you through this very difficult time. We promise to make your experience as comfortable as possible and to support you in any way we can. We will pick up your beloved pet the same day, cremate them, and deliver their cremains to you in an urn of your choice. Alternatively, your beloved pet's cremains may be buried in a pet cemetery; your wish is our command. 210 VIP Sitters, Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M6C 1L7, 416-527-1656,,

Uxbridge: Thistledown Pet Memorial, 4766 Concession 7, RR4, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1R4, 905-852-5648,,

Welland: Welland & District SPCA, 60 Provincial St., Welland ON L3B 5W7, (905) 735-1552,

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Hudson: Pet Friends Cremation Services, 73A Cameron, Hudson, QC J0P 1H0, 1.514.947.0168, 1.877.947.0168,,

Rigaud: Eternal Companions, pet crematorium and memorial centre, 23 chemin Henri-Petit, Rigaud, QC J0P 1P0, 450.451.6071, 1.866.302.0500, Ottawa: 613.566.2100,, (serves Ontario and Quebec)

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Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is now available as an e-book (PDF) for just $5!
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When a pet dies, you want help... fast!

You'll find it in Moira Allen's Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet. In a book filled with comfort, compassion and support, you'll find the tools and tips you need to:
  • Understand the feelings you're going through -- and find ways to ease the pain
  • "Say good-bye" with memorials, tributes and other coping strategies
  • Help your children and other family members deal with their grief
  • Deal with people who "just don't understand"
  • Help surviving pets cope with the loss of a missing companion
  • Come to terms with the guilt we so often feel when a pet dies
  • Handle the agonizing decision of euthanasia
  • Choose the best and most comforting "final resting place" for your pet
  • Determine when and how to bring a new companion into your home (how soon is too soon?)
  • Improve your chances of recovering a lost or stolen pet
  • Help a friend cope with loss

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