Pet owners across the UK will remember beloved pets that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge this Thursday 5th July as national Pet Remembrance Day takes place.
The national day of remembrance, launched four years ago by Arty Lobster 3D pet sculptures, provides an opportunity for people to celebrate the lives of pets and the increasing number of ways in which we can commemorate them.
Pet Remembrance Day is once again proud to support The Oldies Club, a national charity, which re-homes dogs aged seven and over in need of homes.
A Twitter chat will take place on Thursday using the hashtag #PetRemembranceDay for people to show their support and share thoughts and photos of deceased companion animals.
Best-selling author and speaker Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL (Certified End of Life and Pet Loss Grief Coach and Founder of Center for Pet Loss Grief, LLC) explains: “Pet Remembrance Day is a time for outwardly expressing your deepest love for your pets that have reached the end of their lives.
“Paying tribute to those animals that touched your heart with a pet funeral, memorial, and remembrance will help you heal your loss all the while keeping the love of your companion close by.”
Founder Lars B Andersen, CEO of Arty Lobster, said: “Pets are like family, and this national day is an important day when people will take time out, even if just a few moments, to remember deceased pets.”
On Pet Remembrance Day, there are many ways in which people can remember deceased pets, including:
- A memorial service in a place where the pet liked to walk or play.
- A living memorial by planting a tree or flowerbed
- A pet sculpture or portrait featuring the pet or their image printed on a coaster or other accessory
- A scrapbook with photos and other reminders of the pet.
- An online memorial with photos of the pet
- A poem about the pet
- Donating to charity like The Oldies Club or volunteering at an animal rescue centre in remembrance of the pet