The death of a pet is one of the hardest things a dog owner will ever go through. Although we know that our dogs won’t live forever, the reality of dealing with their passing is always heartbreaking. One way to cope with your grief is to celebrate and remember your dog.
Pet parents have different ways to honor the life of a beloved dog, but if you’re looking for inspiration to remember your pet, keep reading.
Create canvas prints
We take many photos on our phones but rarely print them out for a physical keepsake.
If you have pictures of your dog on your phone, why not print them out and put them in a dedicated photo album?
Or another option is to make your favorite photo into a canvas print.
A pet portrait is a beautiful way to honor a special member of the family.
You can also opt for shapes and textures such as hexagonal photo tiles, HD metal photos, and wooden prints.
Build a memory box
You could also put your favorite photos of your dog in a memory box, along with their blankets, collars, and favorite toys.
Removing these items can be extremely difficult, so keeping them in a memory box is a great alternative.
Then, throughout the years, you’ll be able to revisit this memory box and hold these cherished items again.
Plant a tree
If your dog had a particular spot in the yard that they loved to lie on, dig up, or play on, you could commemorate it by planting a tree there after their death.
By doing this, you’ll be reminded of your dog whenever you see the tree and be comforted by the knowledge that new life has come after their passing.
This is a simple yet beautiful way to remember your dog and celebrate their life.
Craft special jewelry
If you’d like to have a keepsake with you at all times, then particular jewelers will engrave an image of your dog’s paw or nose onto a necklace or bracelet.
You have to send them a photo, and they’ll create this special item for you.
Other jewelers use a mold of one of your dog’s teeth to create a replica you can wear as a charm.
Get a tattoo
For those who want to have the memory of their dog with them at all times, there’s the option to get a tattoo using ink mixed with your dog’s ashes.
Certain tattoo artists will provide this service, or you could opt for a regular tattoo in a meaningful design.
Final thoughts on the best ways to remember your dog
Losing a pet is incredibly painful. Your dog provides unconditional love, so you need to give yourself time for the grieving process when a pet dies.
To help you grieve, use the memorial ideas in this article to remember your dog and celebrate the life of your beloved pet.