Never Forgotten: Unique Ideas for a Heartfelt Pet Memorial

pet memorialThe passing of a cherished pet is one of the most significant losses that many of us face. There may not be a day that goes by that you don’t pause to consider the weight of the loss or how much you miss your wonderful companion.

If your pet has passed away, you may seek ways to honor the bond you shared with him or her through a pet memorial or other expression of remembrance. For many, the standard urn or traditional service may not be enough to truly capture the unique personality of a one-of-a-kind pet.

The team at Berkeley Veterinary Center understands how important it is to celebrate your best friend’s life. That’s why we’ve come up with some of the most creative ways to memorialize a bond that can never be broken.

Creative Pet Memorial Ideas to Honor Your Beloved Pet

  • Write a poem, song, or story to capture your pet’s wonderful life through lasting words.
  • Consider having a headstone or marker engraved with a touching epitaph.
  • Spread your pet’s ashes in a beautiful place where you shared many special moments with him or her.
  • Personalized memorial gifts can now be made using an imprint of your pet’s nose, paw, or even some of his or her fur.
  • Plant a tree in your pet’s honor – a lasting tribute that will thrive for years to come.
  • Have your pet’s portrait painted by supplying a high-quality photograph to a favorite portrait service or artist.
  • Create a shadow box with special photos and other memorabilia.
  • Have your pet’s identification tag transformed into a piece of jewelry.
  • If you have the artistic talent, you can design and make your pet’s urn out of wood, blown glass, or pottery.
  • For those who adore the seasonal spectacle of fireworks, you can have your pet’s ashes included in a bedazzling sky display.
  • Gardens are often a good choice for a pet memorial, like a personalized stepping stone with a poem or other tribute.
  • Love to sew or know someone who does? Pet memorial quilts are also wonderful, cozy ways to remember your pet.
  • Sci-fi and space age fans can literally send their pets to the moon with a trip into orbit on a spaceflight (of course, the price tag is a hefty one).
  • Honor your pet’s memory by contributing to a charity that is near and dear to your heart.
  • There are many touching ways to say goodbye to a much loved pet. No matter what memorial you choose, we know that your furry pal will live forever in your heart and through the many memories you’ve created over the years.

    For additional support after the loss of a pet, Berkeley offers pet loss resources, including an online memorial candle and pet memorial wall, along with a complete library of pet loss and grief information. If we can be of help in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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