Losing a beloved pet is never easy. Whether it’s your loyal dog, your cuddly cat, or a smaller animal, it’s hard to deal with no longer having them there to greet you every day. When a pet dies, finding a way to remember them can help you to process the loss. It gives you something to do and allows you to do something special in remembrance of your animal companion. Various options are available if you want to remember your pet in a touching way. You could make something to remember them by or even donate your time or money in their memory.
Turn a Favourite Item Into a Keepsake
Just like babies, pets can accumulate a lot of stuff. There are essentials, such as beds and collars, but you also end up collecting lots of toys and other items. When your pet dies, you’re left with these things. You might decide to give some of it away or keep it for another pet. But there might also be a favourite item that you want to turn into a keepsake. It could be a collar, lead, toy, or something else that makes you think of your pet. Consider framing it, displaying it somewhere, or perhaps repurposing it to create a keepsake.
Keep Your Pet’s Ashes
You can choose to bury or cremate your pet if you want to. Many owners choose to cremate their pets and have the ashes returned to them. Small animal pet cremation services can also provide you with something special to keep their ashes in. You could choose an appropriate urn or box that you can display. Alternatively, you could choose to scatter or bury your pet’s ashes if you don’t want to keep them. You could scatter them in your garden or your dog’s favourite park, or anywhere else meaningful.
Pet Urns for Dog and Cat Ashes.
Have Some Jewellery Made
Another option for your pet’s ashes is to have them turned into jewellery. Some of the ashes can be put inside a pendant or they can be used to create gemstones that are then turned into jewellery. You don’t have to use your pet’s ashes to create some memorial jewellery, though. There are plenty of options for having personalised jewellery made to remember your pet. You can even have something made that features their paw print or nose print if you have it (or some artists can use a photograph as a reference).
925 Sterling Silver Necklace for Dog ashes.
Donate to an Animal Charity
If you would like to do something nice in your pet’s name, you could consider donating to an animal charity. Giving some money to a charity is a good way to remember your pet and help support other animals too. You might also want to consider donating your time by volunteering with an animal charity. It can be comforting to spend time with other animals and animal lovers, and you never know if you might find your next animal companion.
Consider one of these ways to remember your beloved pet and it could help you to process your loss.
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