Granite Pet Memorial

A pet memorial can be as personal and unique as a bereaved pet-lover would want it to be.

Many people may choose a simple plaque to commemorate the bond of love that they shared with their pets. A granite pet memorial consists of engraved plaques that can be laid over the pet’s last refuge or be fitted in the pet-lover’s home.

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Remember With Pet Memorials

Until One has loved a pet, their soul is not whole

Until One has loved a pet, their soul is not whole

Commemorating your pet with a pet memorial can help reduce the stress and grief this Memorial Day.

When a pet passes away, it leaves us a feeling so incredibly sad. Their daily routines, their dumb little habits or wonderful traits that you always loved about your pet.

Having lost pets, I understand this grief.

Remember your friend today with a customized pet memorial in your garden or backyard with a small high quality plaque like this.

A tasteful garden plaque can also be used indoors and can be laser engraved with your pets name and picture from your favorite photo shop from a high resolution source. [Read more…]

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Michigan War Dog Memorial

LYON TOWNSHIP, MICH. — In a forgotten plot called Happy Hunting Grounds in Lyon Twp Michigan, there is an old pet cemetery that is also home to fallen canine veterans that was nearly reclaimed by nature as years of neglect for the unsung heroes let overgrowth consume it’s former grandeur. It started as a thick forest overgrown & THICK with underbrush.

The Michigan War Dog Memorial held a celebration to honor all dogs of service over the world and not just in Michigan Phil Weitlauf, Director of the Michigan War Dog Memorial.

It’s a day that happened on March 13th, 1942 when the Quartermaster was given the order to secure dogs for defense. The ceremony included a flag line, taps and a choral  salute by service dogs who howled on command.
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Commemorate With Pet Memorial

2_Inch_Thick_ Ultra_Premium_GraniteCommemorating your pet with a spring garden will reduce the stress and grief with a relaxing photo of your beloved pet.

Remember your friend and the fun times with a personalized pet memorial in your garden or backyard with a special memorial like this.

A tasteful garden plaque can also be used indoors and can be laser engraved with your pets name and picture from your favorite photo shop from a high resolution source.

This beautiful garden memorial can include a short poem or even a photo and paw print.9x12_1_1_4Granite

You can later place your pet memorial in your pet’s favorite room or outdoor backyard memorial area and accent the garden on near your walkway most frequently used.

Their spirit will live on because each year when it’s time to decorate the Christmas tree, you’ll be able to look back and remember all of your favorite family memories that you shared together. [Read more…]

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Pet Memorial and Children

What to say when a pet dies

What to say when a pet dies

Dealing with the death of a pet can be very difficult for children.

This is why it is important to include the children in the selection of the most appropriate, high quality and customized pet memorial.

Pet memorials would be a good starting point to allow your children to be active and respectful in the grieving process.

A good starting point is allow the children to be a part of the planning process for example allowing them to write a simple poem.

A goodbye note explaining in detail what you must love about your pet and why.

When you have the funeral for them, your child can participate from reciting the poem or favorite note in front of everyone. [Read more…]

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Engraving Pet Memorials

2_Inch_Thick_ Ultra_Premium_GraniteWhen people email us a photo or text the inscription of their beloved pet.

We laser etch it onto marble, granite, and duplicate the exact photo in high definition at Pet Memorials.

Common laser engraving pet memorials.

People place these engravings of pets in their gardens as a memorial.

When Andy my miniature schnauzer passed a few years back I emailed him a photo along with instructions for a granite pet memorial to my main supplier. [Read more…]

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Pet Euthanasia

Guarding the home

Guarding the home

It is only natural to assume that since our pet loved eating, sleeping and playing in the home that they would cherish the last hours of their life there.

Man’s best friend loves to live, play and eat at his home.

It is very likely that your dog has lived his entire like in your living or family room where many fond memories have taken place.

His home is surrounded by his family and things in life that he enjoyed the most.

Regardless if your dog has died from a devastating illness or from natural causes, your dog may be much better place when he dies in his own home. [Read more…]

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Losing A Pet

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Losing A Pet

Support Groups in Michigan are on the rise to deal with the tragedy of pet loss.

When a pet companion dies after many years of companionship, most pet owners are shaken.

You have been through some tough times together. Some pet owners have owned a pet since childhood and pets bring love and joy into their lives.

Sometimes you need the help of a professional after a pet passes and the first place that many pet owners turn to is a local animal hospital in your neighborhood or city.

Besides a veterinary practice, the animal hospital offers some very unique services like pet grief groups led by a certified counselor. [Read more…]

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The History of Pet Memorials

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German Shepherd

Since the dawn of civilization people from around the world buried their loyal pet companions in cremation urns or pet cemeteries.

An archaeological team discovered an ancient pet cemetery with the remains of thousands of dogs data back to the period of Persian rule from 539 to 332 BC in Palestine in 1986.

Many dogs have not only been war heroes and helped police officers in America over the last 50 years but have history of saving children and have been celebrated with
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Pet Burial

How to bury your pet in Michigan

How to bury your pet in Michigan

I remember when Andy my miniature Schnauzer passed away.

I decided to bury him in my back yard in Michigan in a special garden area. If you own your own home you have the option to bury your pet on your private property.

In Michigan we have several national parks and State Forest you could either spread his ashes or bury him in a valley area.

If you decide to do this where you live, make sure you are not violating any state or county ordinances in doing do.

Some cities and state have more restrictions on where you are allowed to bury pets or spread pet their ashes. Be sure to check with restrictions in your township or village before attempting. [Read more…]

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