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About Us

Living Connection Pet Loss Support offers compassionate support services to people in the Vancouver, B.C. area who are anticipating or grieving the loss of an animal companion.


Through creative arts workshops, participants have an opportunity to honour the life and memory of their animal friend in a safe space and in the company of others who are experiencing similar grief. The workshops will also assist participants in recognizing the changed yet continued connection they have with their animal, and will support each individual's bereavement process.

Hannamari Jalovaara

Hannamari Jalovaara (M.A., DVATI) is a professional artist, art educator and art therapist. Her art therapy practice focuses on pet loss, finding personal meaning in bereavement, and identifying the enduring gift of the changed, yet continuing, relationship with the beloved one who is gone. She has been fortunate to share her life with and learn from many different animals, including fish, geckos, dogs and horses.


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Dixie Golins

Dixie Golins (CST) is a certified Craniosacral Therapist and Holistic Practitioner.  She treats both animals and people in her private practice, but specializes in distance treatments for animals. An important part of Dixie’s healing work involves providing energetic support to animals who are in the process of dying, and supporting them at the moment of their transition. Dixie has had the privilege of working with many different types of animals, including cats, dogs, horses, snakes, hamsters, rabbits, birds, whales, mice and turtles.


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(604) 649.8715


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