father and daughter hanging photos of lost dog on a wall, with a hand holding a paw

Special ways to memorialize the loss of a beloved pet

Here are 7 creative ways to memorialize the loss of a beloved pet.

Create a memory book or scrapbook, filled with photos and special memories of your pet. This can be a physical book or an online album.


Young boy making a memory book for a lost dog, whilst cuddling a white dog

Plant a memorial garden, in honor of your pet. This could be a small area in your backyard or a container garden on your balcony. Choose plants that have special meaning to you and your pet, and include a plaque or other decorative item to commemorate your beloved companion.

Shih Tzu in a memorial garden with cross statue and forget-me-not flowers


Create a memory wall, or display in your home. This could be a gallery wall filled with photos and mementos of your pet, or a shadow box filled with special items such as a collar, toys, or other treasures. This can be a way to honor your pet's memory and keep their spirit close to you every day.

Father and young daughter making  a pet memorial wall, with photos of their lost dog


Write a tribute or eulogy, this can be a powerful and cathartic way to honor your pet and express your feelings about their loss. You can share your tribute with others by writing it in a journal or posting it online.

Woman writing a eulogy in a journal, in honor of her lost dog


Make a memorial donation, consider making a donation to a pet-related charity in your pet's memory. This can be a meaningful way to honor their memory and help other pets in need. You can choose a charity that aligns with your pet's interests or causes that were important to you both.

2 dogs in a cage in a dog shelter


Share your pet's story with others, talk to your friends and family about your pet and the special bond you shared. You could also create a social media account or website dedicated to your pet, where you can share stories, photos, and memories with others who may be going through a similar loss.

Family sitting on an outside bench with a dog


Perform a special act or ritual, this could be something as simple as lighting a candle in honor of your pet, or something more elaborate such as having a special ceremony or memorial service. This can help to provide closure and allow you to honor your pet in a meaningful way.

Woman lighting a ritual candle for a lost dog


If you are grieving and need more help, you can find more useful links at the bottom of this page.

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