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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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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The History of Pet Memorials

German Shepherd

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
statues. [Read more…]

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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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Pet Memorials

How to Conduct a Pet’s Funeral

How to Conduct a Pet’s Funeral

I was devastated when I first lost Andy my miniature schnauzer a few years ago.

Losing a dog can be hard on adults but children often have the most difficult time adjusting to the loss because of the close connection.

This is one of the many reasons that a pet memorial in your garden or back yard is so important since it allows the child to grieve in a respectful and loving way.

Allowing your children to be active in the funeral planning process and choosing a pet memorial that is personalized to your specific pet allows closure and helps children grieve appropriately. Sometimes children like to get involved in the funeral process by reading a special note or hymn.

During the funeral invite friends and extended family members to talk about memorial pet options. You can discuss ideas for inscription and wording. [Read more…]

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Dog Memorial

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

Michigan War Dog Memorials

The connection between dogs and the Michigan Army started out as more of a mascot than a military function.

During World War II in 1942 actual members of the American Kennel Club and other Michigan dog lovers put together a civilian organization named Dogs for Defense.

The purpose was to train dogs to perform sentry duty for the Army along with the coast guard of the United States.

During this time it was decided to use sentry dogs at supply depots.

The K-9 Corps accepted for training a short list of seven breeds of dogs, German shepherds, Doberman pinschers, Belgian sheep dogs, Siberian huskies, farm collies and Eskimo dogs.

Well over a million dogs served on both sides during World War I. The most famous dog to evolve from the war was Rin Tin Tin, he was an abondoned puppy of German war dogs found in France in 1918.

After World War II, the military Police Corps took over for the training military dogs.

Michigan Dog Memorial Funeral

A full military funeral will be held in Oakland County for a K-9 veteran.

The military war dogs Shaman died last month and will be buried in Michigan War Dog Cemetary on Sept. 6.

The German Shepherd served in Iraq and was a patrol and narcotics detection dog.

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Loss of dog poem

RainbowBridgeSometimes during those difficult times of grief a poem about your beloved dog, cherished companion can help with the feeling of loss.

When expressing our emotions we feel while grieving for a pet is never easy.

I know when I lost Andy my miniature schnauzer that a garden pet memorial helped remind me of the good times and how he loved to run and play in our backyard.

My memorial featured a picture and small poem about Andy. Hopefully you will find some poems that will help ease the pain associated with pet grief.

Come back to my blog and website often, we’ll continue adding poems to this website as we come across them. .

This way we can all contribute to helping others get through their difficult time. [Read more…]