Unique ways to remember your pets | Village Vets
pet cremation

Whether furry, finned, feathered or otherwise, we form a strong bond with our pets from the moment they enter our homes. They add structure to our day, keep us active and even provide a sense of meaning and purpose to our lives. However, pet owners rarely spare a thought about what happens once their animal passes away. For this reason, we have partnered with Pawprints Cremation to give bereaved pet owners peace of mind while they come to terms with the loss of a beloved pet. In addition to providing dignified and respectful cremation services, both ourselves and pawprints have plenty of helpful advice for you pet owners struggling with the loss of a pet:  

Eternalize your pet’s memory: If you decide to cremate your pet, their ashes can be eternalized in a variety of ways. While Pawprints Cremation offer traditional urns, caskets and scatter tubes, pet owners can also opt to keep their pet close to their hearts with discrete memorial jewelry. Another touching keepsake to consider is a framed paw print to remind you of your beloved friend.


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Get a memorial tattoo: For tattoo enthusiasts, getting a memorial tattoo is the ultimate way to help the healing process. Whether it’s a picture of your pooch or its favourite chew toy, their memory will live on forever in ink format 

Create an outdoor memory spot: Set aside a peaceful part of your garden to create a dedicated memory to heal from the loss of a pet. This might be as simple as installing an engraved memorial stone with your pet's name by their favourite tree, or planting a beautiful forget me not memorial by mixing your pets ashes with seeds and letting their memory flourish each year.

Compile a photo album or scrapbook: Create a photo album or video tribute of you, your pet and your family. It will help make a legacy to celebrate their life, encourage laughter about the funny moments and help pet owners to grieve.

Donate to an animal charity: Why not honor your pet by making a charitable donation to one of Ireland’s many amazing animal welfare charities such as the DSPCA? Most organizations today accept financial contributions online, either as a one-time donation or recurring, and you can often donate in memory of your beloved four legged companion.

Adopt: Often the best way of all to memorialize a pet is to take the next step and bring a new animal into the family, especially one in need of a home. Adopting after a pet has passed can feel like you are trying to replace a cherished friend, so don’t feel guilty for taking your time to grieve before you move on.