saying-goodbye

Further remembrance options and support

Helping you with the loss of a pet

There are many memorial and remembrance options available. This could include planting a tree or flowers, a memorial plaque or stone, tribute photo frames, framing a lock of hair or making a clay paw print.

Ask your vet which options they offer and don’t be afraid to ask them for a memento such as a lock of hair.

Books you may find useful 

For adults:
  • Coping with Pet Loss by Robin Grey 
    (Sheldon Press 2006) 

  • When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing by Alan D. Wolfelt (Companion Press 2004)

  • Farewell, My Lovely: Short Tails and Tributes to Brains the Magnificat and Other Much-loved, Departed Pets by Susie Cornfield 
    (2006)
For children:
  • Missing My Pet by Alex Lambert 
    (BGTF Ltd, 2006 - written by six-year-old Alex after the death of his pet dog Star)

  • Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley
    (Andersen Press, 2013)

  • Goodbye Mog by Judith Kerr 

Donate to a charity in memory of your pet

Donating in memory of a pet is a very special and meaningful way to remember them – honouring their life and helping others at the same time.  

Rescues 

Species-specific

Other

Leave a memorial for your pet

You could also leave an online memorial for your pet on our website. This can be a comforting way of remembering your beloved pet and you can also see memorials other owners have left for their pets. 

Memorials

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