Creating an At-Home Memorial

Written by: Holly, A Pet’s Life®

Because pets are such a large part of our lives (and families!) it makes sense to grieve and mourn the loss of your beloved pet. It also makes sense to have a nice memorial celebrating the life of your lost companion.

Choosing a final resting place is important, and we thought it would be helpful to have some ideas on where to place your beloved pet’s urn.

1. Display on a bookshelf or mantle. 

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2. Display the urn, a photograph and perhaps other mementos together to honor your pet.

3. Display a Heart Keepsake on your desk or next to your bed.

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4. Bury the urn. Contact a local crematory or cemetery for more information.

5. Keep the urn in a safe place, such as a closet or the attic. Perhaps you don’t feel ready to be reminded of your lost pet, but prefer knowing they are in a safe place. Display a photo of your pet instead.

6. Scatter the cremains and keep a photograph of your pet on display.

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7. Paint a rock with your pet’s name and place in your flower garden.

8. Keep your beloved pet’s urn inside a memento box along with other treasures.

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What other ideas do you have to create a memorial area in your home?

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3 thoughts on “Creating an At-Home Memorial

  1. Janet@TheCatOnMyHead

    Good info. Mom and Dad have always buried the animals who have gone to the bridge. They always get a nice fluffy towel and toy or small stuffed animal they had loved. Each has a kitty statue or some other form or sculpture to mark their resting place. Those of us, especially Misty May, who have outdoor privileges like to visit our friends. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

    1. A Pet's Life Post author

      I’m glad some of you get to visit your friends. Sounds like you have some nice memorials set up to remember them. Thanks for sharing!

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