How to Honor the Anniversary of Your Pet’s Passing

How to Honor the Anniversary of Your Pet’s Passing

If you’ve lost a pet, you’re not alone. According to Forbes, 20% of all Americans have felt the loss of a pet in the last three years. It’s never easy to lose a pet, particularly if you’ve had them since they were young. If your pet’s passing anniversary is coming up soon and you aren’t sure what to do, here are a few ways you can honor them.

Hold a Memorial on the Day of Their Passing

If you didn’t host a memorial service for your pet when they initially passed, due to your grief, you may consider holding a memorial on the anniversary of their passing. You can hold the service with friends and family members. The first year is going to be the hardest, and being reminded that you’re surrounded by loved ones who also cared for your pet can help.

Spend Time With Friends With Pets

Do you miss that special time you had with your little buddy but aren’t ready to get a new pet? Consider reaching out to a friend and scheduling a playdate with their pet. Choose a pet you know you get along with and go to a dog park, play, and have some fun. It’s a great way to get yourself ready for a new friend.

Set Up a Memorial Marker for Your Pet

A pet bereavement marker is something like a grave marker that you can add where you buried your pet, but you can also keep them in your home to place by your pet’s ashes on a shelf or in your garden. These pet bereavement markers provide a great reminder of your little buddy and their impact on your life.

Get a Tattoo

This might seem a little extreme, but depending on your lifestyle, this may be a good memorial option for your pet’s anniversary. A memorial tattoo on your arm, back, leg, or elsewhere can let the world know that you loved your pet and are celebrating their life.

These unique steps can ensure that your pet gets the memorial that they deserve and help make it easier for you to remember them. Whether you get a pet bereavement marker or take another route, remembering your pet on the anniversary of their passing can help you heal. Contact us today at In Memoriam Pet Services to learn more about our pet bereavement marker options and other memorial products.