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Honouring their memory: Meaningful ways to remember your beloved pet

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Our pets weave lasting memories that become treasured fragments of our lives. When the time comes to say goodbye, finding ways to honour their memory can offer comfort and keep their spirit alive. From creating a designated memorial spot to crafting personal keepsakes, there are numerous heartfelt ways to keep their memory alive.

At Pawprints Cremation, we understand the importance of commemorating your pet’s life. With compassion, we ensure their journey is treated with care and dignity. As you seek solace in your cherished memories, remember that our team is here to support you during this emotional journey.

Saying farewell to a cherished pet is a profound experience. Whether their departure is sudden or due to old age, finding ways to celebrate their life can play a significant role in the healing process and preserve the bond you shared.


Here are seven ways you memorialise your pet:


1. Create an outdoor memorial

Reflect on your pet’s favourite outdoor activities and establish a special place in their memory. Consider a garden stone with their name, a tree planted in their honour, or an engraved bench. You can also choose to bury their remains in your yard, marked by a meaningful tribute.


2. Preserve their paw print

Capture your pet’s paw print as a heartfelt keepsake. Using ink or simple materials like salt dough, you can create a lasting imprint. This print can be stored alongside other keepsakes, transformed into custom artwork, or transformed into an ornament. At Pawprints we offer this service and provide the Pawprint in a very beautiful frame that can serve as a permanent memento  in your home.


3. Customise art or jewellery

Personalise art or jewellery to commemorate your pet. Convert a cherished photo into a custom portrait or engrave their paw or nose print onto a necklace. Some artisans can even incorporate a portion of your pet’s ashes into their creations. At Pawprints we offer necklaces, bracelets and keychains, all custom made to commemorate your pet, so you can alway take a piece of them with you. 


4. Commemorate their birthday or passing anniversary

Celebrate your pet’s life by marking their birthday or the anniversary of their passing. Revisit places you enjoyed together or reminisce through old photos to honour their memory.


5. Give to animals in need

Pay tribute to your pet’s legacy by donating to a cause that helps other animals in need. Making a contribution to a shelter in honour of your pet can directly impact the lives of animals and provide them with care and a chance for a better life.


6. Welcoming a new companion

While the loss is profound, some pet parents find solace in opening their hearts to a new pet. This can be a way to honour your previous pet’s memory while providing a loving home for another animal in need.


As you embark on the journey of commemorating your pet’s memory, remember that your love for them endures beyond the physical. The legacy of your cherished companion lives on in the stories you share, the memories you hold, and the compassionate gestures you extend to others. And through it all, Pawprints Cremation is here to stand by you, ensuring your pet’s memory is respected and remembered.

Contact us with any questions or queries you may have regarding the passing of your furry friend: