7 Ways to Memorialize Your Pet

While many of us don’t like to think about it, there will come a time in your life when you will face the loss of a pet. When coping with the loss of a pet, it is important to think of the ways to commemorate the time spent with your loved one.

Here are seven ways to memorialize your pet!

1. Keep their tag

Most pets will have plenty of collars in their lifetime, but the one tag with their name on it seems to last forever. This can be a simple keepsake that allows you to remember your furry friend. Ever since my dog passed, my dad has kept his tag hanging from a chain on his rearview mirror in his car.

2. Get a tattoo

While I have seen this one frequently, it is a clever idea to remember your pet by. Whether it be the date your animal passed or their paw print, the options are endless. As with any tattoo, this will be a permanent memorial for your pet so make sure you are ready for that level of commitment. Check out Pinterest for some inspiration.

3. Customized dog socks

Some ideas are good for your living pets as well. While scrolling through social media, I came across Puppy Socks. This company will make socks, t-shirts, leggings, and blankets with a picture of your dog on them!

4. Purchase a memorial headstone

Purchasing a memorial headstone may help the family grieve with their loss. Headstones can be placed in a garden or hung up as decoration in your home.

5. Donate to charity

After a loss, one of the hardest parts can be getting rid of all of the belongings of your pet. However, these things do not have to go to waste. Find a local shelter and bring in leftover supplies and toys. Other animals in need will be very grateful for your generous donations.

6. Plant a tree

A recent trend has arisen on social media about ashes being used for the soil of a plant. Since this is possible for human ashes, I was intrigued to see if the same was true for pets. One google search led me to BioUrn. With options between flowering shrubs and evergreen trees, your pet could one day become a beautiful plant.

7. Order cremation jewelry

Etsy is FILLED with shops for this specific reason. After sending in your pet ashes, it will typically take about two weeks before you receive jewelry back. With whatever jewelry of your choosing, a piece of your pet will always be with you.

Have you ever memorialized one of your pets? Leave a comment and share your experience with us.