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Pet Memorial Ideas For Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

August 15 2023

August 28th is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. Our animal companions have a special way of connecting with us on a very deep level, and can really affect us in very profound ways. The loss of a pet can be extremely painful and difficult to cope with. For some people, it’s just as difficult as losing a human friend or family member. A Hendersonville, NC vet lists some ways to honor and memorialize a beloved pet in this article.

Art Projects

You don’t have to be super-talented to make something beautiful as a memorial. You may find Paint Night events celebrating our canine pals for National Dog Day, which help patrons turn pictures into paintings. You can also take a beloved picture and turn it into something unique just using photo-editing apps. You may love that photo of Fido as a sketch or watercolor. Stories and poems count as well! Art can also be a great way to help kids cope with the loss of a beloved family member.


Plants and trees are also wonderful memorial tributes. If you don’t own your home, you can get a potted plant or a self-contained ecosystem. You can also decorate garden stones or plant pots, or order customized ones from a memorial keepsake site. Another option is to order a customized engraved lantern or candleholder for a porch or garden.


Speaking of keepsakes, if your furry friend was cremated, you may want to consider ordering a necklace, crystal, or other piece. There are some stunning glass art options available as well. 

Scrapbooks And Albums

Scrapbooks and photo albums are another good way to collect and compile photos, documents, and other trinkets. You can include your beloved pet’s medical records, pictures, leashes, and even small toys. A digital photo frame is another great option: it will cycle through your favorite photos, so you can enjoy them all without giving up a big chunk of wall space.

Memorial Donations

Consider making a donation to a favorite shelter or animal charity. This is a wonderful way to honor your furry friend’s memory. If your pet was adopted from a shelter or rescue, then that organization would be a perfect recipient.

We understand how difficult it is to lose a beloved furry family member. If you’ve recently had a pet cross over the Rainbow Bridge, please accept sincere condolences from all of us at Kanuga Animal Clinic,  your Hendersonville, NC pet hospital.