How Can I Memorialize My Dog?

Author: Brett Gee | Co-Author: Parker Hansen | May 03, 2021
dog memorialization
Pets And Animals Tips is reader-supported. A purchase from clicking through a link in our articles may earn us an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you.
pexels pixabay dog portrait scaled
Photo by pexels pixabay dog portrait scaled

Memorializing a beloved pet is one way that you might be able to achieve closure after parting with them. It’s definitely a shock to the system, and in the days immediately after your pet’s departure, you might feel completely lost—no dog to spend time with, no walks around the neighborhood and no cuddling time in the evenings. Here are some ways you can memorialize your dog, so that you’ll always have a special memory of their time with you.

Backyard Cemetery

You can keep your beloved pet close by, if you select an area in your backyard where the remains can be buried, and a headstone can be installed. If you’ve had your pet cremated, you can place the ashes in an urn and carefully enclose it, to prevent damage from any adverse weather elements. As a rule of thumb, a medium-sized urn will be sufficient to hold the ashes of a pet that weighed up to 55 lbs. A large urn will be needed for dogs weighing up to 105 lbs. With a backyard cemetery, you’ll be able to visit your departed pet daily, and continue to relate, even beyond their actual lifetime.

Make a Book of Life

Chances are you have tons of photos from all the years you enjoyed together with your dog. Pick out the ones that you like the most and create a scrapbook, a Book of Life, which celebrates all your favorite moments together. You’ll love spending the time sorting through all those photos and recalling the good times. Including labels or captions for the pictures will bring up even more memories.

Create a Website

Creating a new website is a breeze these days, and if you establish one which chronicles the life and passing of your dog, it will endure through the ages. It’s a great way of recognizing your pet forever, and it may even help others to learn what kind of companion your dog was for you. You’ll also find it comforting to visit the website yourself, when you need to be reminded of your dog’s life, through photos, videos and some expressive content. By the way, you can enhance the quality of your videos through the video cutter tool.

About the Author

pexels pixabay dog portrait scaled

Brett Gee

Brett Gee is a marketing and advertising professional who has been working in advertising messaging, copy writing and content development for the better part of his 30+ year career. His experience spans across a variety of industries, markets and channels. Among his personal and professional interests is, of course, pets and animals. Aside from his[...] Author Details

What’s Trending

Top 10 Most Popular Black Dog Breeds

When considering adopting and taking on the responsibilities of a dog, [...]

5 Things You Should Know Before Bringing Home a New Puppy

Are you bringing home a new puppy soon? Bringing home a new puppy is a [...]

Dog Ear Infections: Signs & Treatments

No dog is immune to this painful ailment that can appear abruptly, but [...]

6 Reasons To Give Your Dog Enough Exercise

Everyone knows the importance of exercise for humans. There has been i [...]

Ways To Stop Your Pup From Chewing Items in Your Home

You love your puppy, but he loves to chew. Whether it's the leg of you [...]

Chip Your Pet Month

May is National Chip Your Pet Month. Although this is a very controver [...]

We use cookies to improve your experience. Privacy Policy