your pet

coping with pet loss

A family pet is more than “just a cat or dog”, they are a member of the family and the loss of their companionship is painful. The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society understands that this loss can be extremely difficult for pet parents. Research has found that the loss of a pet can sometimes be more painful than the death of a relative.


You may also find the following resources helpful – each item is a clickable link:


Our friends at the Ottawa Humane Society offer an online support group where people experiencing the loss of their pet can talk to others going through the same thing. They welcome attendees from other areas. Learn more here.


Please note that individual counselling isn’t a service that we are able to provide. If you need to speak with someone individually regarding the loss of your pet or need support between sessions please contact the Family Services Walk In Counselling Service or the Community Crisis Centre 24 hour crisis line at 519-973-4435. There is also pet loss support available through Dr Bailey Vet. While their sessions are currently on hold they will direct you to an experienced pet grief counsellor.