World Pet Memorial Day

Did you know that June 14 is World Pet Memorial Day? Pets bring much love and laughter to our lives. They provide unconditional love, remain loyal through good times and bad, and put smiles on our faces with their cute antics. Actually, in our opinion, our furry family members are what truly make a house into a home. Unfortunately, our animal companions have much shorter lifespans than we do. Sooner or later, pet parents are faced with the grief and pain of having to say goodbye to a beloved furry friend. This day is a time to honor the memory of a cherished animal companion. In this article, a Fort Worth, TX, vet offers suggestions on different ways you can remember your furry loved one on this special day.

Plant A Living Memorial

Planting a flower, tree, or bush is a wonderful way to keep your pet’s memory alive. You can also incorporate your furry friend’s memory into this memorial. Paint your furbaby’s name on a plant pot, or onto a flat stone, which you can place near the tree.

Create A Scrapbook

Scrapbooks are a wonderful way to collect reminders and memories. Consider getting a scrapbook just for your furry friend, and spend the afternoon filling it with photos and mementos.

Write About It

Write a poem or letter to or about your pet. Even though your furry pal won’t be able to read it, you may find it very healing to express your emotions and sadness at having had to say goodbye too soon.


Creating a pottery piece, special jewelry, or other forms of art are great ways to memorialize your cherished friend. You can also paint or sketch your furry pal. Or, use photo-editing sites to make a favorite picture look like a pencil sketch or watercolor, then print and frame it.


Volunteering is a great way to help organizations that work hard every day to save and protect animals and find them loving homes. You may find that working for a wonderful cause in your pet’s memory makes you feel great.

If you have recently lost a furry companion, we want to offer our condolences. All of us here at your local Fort Worth, TX, veterinary clinic, understand the close bond of love people form with their cherished pets. Our animal friends certainly do leave paw prints on our hearts!