Pet Memorial Stones To Honor And Remember Your Dog
“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love — they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart.” E. Jong
The unique heartbreak you feel when you lose a pet is almost indescribable. You can’t explain the bond you have with your dog or how they brought you endless support, joy, and love throughout their short lives. When your best friend blows you off or your girlfriend dumps you — your dog is there. When your day is long and your job is rough — your dog is there. Anytime the real world lets you down, you have a loyal friend ready to give you a slobbery kiss and pick you back up.
Nothing about losing a pet is easy. You’ll always miss them just as you’ll always love them. But once your tears have dried and you’re ready to take the next step in the grieving process, you might want to honor your pet. Whether it’s a photo on your desk or a piece of jewelry, there are plenty of ways to keep your beloved pet close to your heart.
Pet Memorial Stones
Pet memorial stones are a great way to keep their memory alive. What better way to honor your pet’s memory than by thinking of them every time you go into the yard or walk past your fireplace? These pet memorial stones can also be used as a grave marker if you choose to bury your pet on your own property.
$15.95 via Etsy
$29.95 via Amazon
$24.00 via Etsy
Pet Memorial Jewelry
There are many popular styles of pet memorial jewelry, including this first item, which is made from hand cast pewter and sterling silver with your pet’s ashes or fur inside. Many pet memorial jewelry pieces allow you to fully customize your item.
$64.00 via Etsy
$54.00 via Etsy
$33.00 via Etsy
Other Pet Memorial Gifts
All of the items above are sweet reminders of our furry friends, but sometimes, you want more. If you miss the way your snuggle-butt always warmed your feet in bed or kept you company when watching TV, this next item might be the best one on the list.
Cuddle Clones create customized, plush clones of your furry friend. You send a photo and choose options that completely customize the toy so it resembles your pooch. In addition to being cute and snuggly, Cuddle Clones also donates a portion of every sale to pet causes around the world, so your purchase helps other animals in need.
$75.00 via Healing Baskets
If you can’t be near the person who lost their pet, you can show them that they’re on your mind and in your heart with a gift basket from Healing Basket. Baskets include a variety of items, such as a candle, frame, helpful books, soap, and a pocket stone.
You can also tell the story of your dearly departed pet’s life with one of the options below, whether you’re looking for something small and heartfelt like a custom ornament or a stylized poster of your favorite friend.
$31.70 via Etsy
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$26.90 via Amazon
Starting at $195.00 via Glass Remembrance
Glass Remembrance offers a truly unique way to keep and display your pet’s ashes. The boundless heart is pictured above.
$19.95 via Amazon
Or you can combine the paw print and the collar to make your own memory shadowbox, like this one courtesy of Country Living.
If your loved one is grieving over the loss of a pet, your sympathy and support is most important. And if you’re dealing with a loss of your own, take all the time you need for self-care and reflection. A pet memorial gift is a great way to carry a tangible reminder of the great memories you and your dog have shared.
If you want to give a keepsake to comfort a friend or family member for the times when you can’t be there with a shoulder to cry on, one of these pet memorial gifts will relay your message: “I love you and I know that you are hurting, but we will get through this together. Your pet will always be a part of your life and live on through your heart.”