North Burnaby Pet Hospital

4431 Hastings St.
Burnaby, BC V5C 2K1


Pet Loss Grief Group

Losing a beloved pet can be a life-changing experience, which will often trigger a profound

sense of grief and range of other emotions. Often, the significance of our special

relationships with our animal companions is not acknowledged or understood by society at

large, and sometimes even by the well-meaning people in our lives.

During this six-week group, you will share your experiences, receive support and honour

your pets within a like-minded community. Each session will include a helpful educational

component related to the grieving process, an interactive activity, and time to talk about your

memories of your companion pet.

Topics addressed will include the following:

· the human-animal bond

· disenfranchised grief and the importance of mourning as a community

· the grieving cycle

· coping and caring for ourselves during our loss

· meaning reconstruction and other theories

· the use of ritual

Counselling/Facilitating Team:

Käri-Ann Thor (M.Ed., RCC), Mandy Rion (RPCc), James Sullivan (RPCc)

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

Anatole France

To find out more information and/or to register, contact:

James at: or 604-549-9579

Tuesday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

Oct. 22nd - Nov. 26th, 2013

$150.00 for the six session series

(maximum: ten participants)


Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center

#4 - 839 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC