Grieving the Death of a Pet
A grief support group at Chilliwack Hospice Society that offers a safe, supportive space to share and process grief following the death of a beloved pet.
The death of a pet can provoke immense feelings of loss and grief. Many pet owners grieve quietly and alone, without the support of friends, family and community. For some grieving a pet often doesn’t quantify as a substantial loss, and those grieving are left to feel that their loss is insignificant compared to other deaths. Giving those who are grieving the death of a pet a therapeutic group setting allows for a safe, non-judgmental space to mourn this meaningful death with others who are also suffering.
- Our Pet Loss Grief Support Group will be facilitated by university practicum students under the supervision of Jennifer Dacre, Bereavement Services Manager at Chilliwack Hospice Society. Topics will include:
- Normalizing grief
- Making room to grieve
- The importance of rituals
- Memorializing your pet
- The group will meet once weekly for four consecutive weeks, starting February 14, 2024.
- This group is offered free of cost to adults, ages 18+, in Chilliwack and the surrounding communities. For child and youth programs, click here.
How do I join?
Please call (604) 795-4660 or email Jennifer if you are interested in joining this grief support group or if you would like further information.