Memorializing is a great way to help cope with a pet loss. Here are some ideas.
We would like to invite you to memorialize your pet on our Memorial Wall. Stop in at your convenience to select your brick and post your memorial.
Recommended items to include in your memorial:
- Name of your pet
- Photo of your pet
- Date of birth
- Date of death
- A personal note
- A poem
Other memorial ideas
- Have a tombstone made and place it at the burial site or your pet’s favorite spot in the yard.
- If your loved one is cremated, put a special engraving on the urn.
- Scatter the ashes over the yard or your pet’s favorite spot in the yard.
- Create a memorial box and fill it with photos of your loved one and such things as his/her bowls, tags, blankets, toys, a swatch of hair or feathers or shoes. Place this box in a special place in the house.
- Write a poem or letter to your pet. Make it a family collaboration. You can even have the writings made into a book.
- Create a scrapbook or collage of photos of you and your pet.
- Keep a journal of your pet’s life.
- Plant a flower, bush, or tree in your pet’s favorite spot in the yard.
- Make a paw print or hoof print in clay or of ink.
- Make a tape of memories and anecdotes.
- Add a photo of your loved one to a mug, calendar, blanket.
- Place ashes in a locket. Ashes must be placed in an airtight package and the locket must be airtight as well.
- Place your pet’s tags on your keychain.
- Have a sculpture or portrait made of your loved one.
- Send out cards to friends and family who knew your pet, informing them of your loss.
- If you have a personal website, create a memorial page for your pet there. Or you can even create an entire memorial site.
- Start a pet loss support group in your area.
- Volunteer at a humane society to help other animals find homes.
- Make a donation to a cause in honor of your pet. If your pet died of an incurable disease, donate to the research of that disease’s cure.