DoveLewis offers support for those with difficult pets

DoveLewis has introduced a new support group for pet parents living with hard-to-manage pets. The Difficult Pet Support Group (DPSG) provides a safe community for pet guardians who have pets with special needs — whether physical, behavioral or emotional. The group is facilitated by Enid Traisman, longtime director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support and Art Therapy Programs; and Rachel Bow, owner of Ruff Mutts dog training and enrichment business.

Traisman says support is important for these pet guardians because they tend to feel frustrated and alone. "You may be in doubt of your pet ownership abilities. You may feel exhausted and isolated because friends or family keep their distance.” 

The DPSG program is free, but RSVP is required. Sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month. Learn more at