Everything you Need to Know About Pet Memorials

Paw Print memorial on left with wooden framed etching memorial on rightThe loss of your beloved pet is the hardest period in any pet owner's life. It is so difficult to say your final goodbyes to your pet. Knowing what to do next is also difficult. Most people like to bury their pets but without a proper memorial, it can feel like there is not much to remember them by. These are where pet memorials can help and in this article we will explore everything you need to know about pet memorials. 

What are pet memorials?

Pet memorials are essentially the exact same thing as human memorials but for your furry, scaly or feathered companion. They are an item that is placed over the burial site of your pet in order to mark where they are buried. They can come in a huge variety of different materials and designs and are commonly personalised through engraving or etching to display the details of your pet. These details can include, but are not limited to, your pet's name, age, a photo of your pet and even an epitaph. 

What are the different types of pet memorials available?

There are multiple different types of pet memorials. Many pet memorials are made from stone and can come in various shapes and sizes. They can also be made from wood as well, though it is not as common. Pet memorials will often come with a metal plaque to display your pets information. Some pet memorials even have inserts to place a photo of your pet on them, there are so many options out there it is impossible to put them all in a single article. The best you can do is go out and explore your options! We offer beautiful pet memorials here at Pet Legacy so feel free to browse our collection to see what will suit you and your beloved pet.

What are the benefits of getting a pet memorial?

There are many benefits in getting a memorial for your pet. It is a great way of dealing with the grieving process as it allows you and your family a space to console yourselves and each other. Pet memorials allow you to gather around them and share your favourite stories about your pet or even just reminisce on the good old days you and your furry companion shared. It also allows you to have a permanent fixture in your garden or backyard so that it will feel like they are still there and a part of your family.

Differences between a pet memorial and pet urn

While there are a few similarities between a pet memorial and a pet urn, there are some key differences between the two. Pet memorials allow you to bury either the cremated ashes or the body of your beloved pet. This means that it is possible to save on funerary costs by avoiding the cremation process. Another difference is that a pet memorial is designed to weather the outdoors while a pet urn is generally designed for indoor use only. If you are picky with what you want to store in your house or garden, then one option might stand out more for you than the other. They also have vastly different aesthetic appeals to them so you should pick the one which you like the look of most.

Now you know everything there is to know about pet memorials. While purchasing a pet memorial will be difficult, you now know what styles to look for as well as the benefits and alternative options. Pet Legacy is a leading pet urns and pet memorials store supplying Australians with high quality pet urns and pet memorials. If you are in need of a pet urn or a pet memorial then visit our store to see what we have to offer, you won't be disappointed.