Top 10 ways to honor/memorialize your dog

Coping with the loss of a pet can be a very difficult time for the entire family. Here are a few suggestions of ways to help you work through your grief by creating a lasting memorial to your loved one.

If you have your own story of how you honored a lost pet, please post a comment and tell us about it!

1 Create a website to honor your dog’s life.

2 Commission a professional portrait of your dog: PetsPictured.com

3 Purchase a garden memorial or stone accent for your yard: Eternal Paw Prints

4 Create and publish a book about your dog’s life: Pet Story

5 Write a letter to your dog, have it framed, and display it on your wall.

6 Donate to an animal rescue group in your dog’s name: Donate to Dogs

7 Create gold or silver jewelry containing your dog’s ashes: Precious Pets

8 Create a diamond or gemstone from your dog’s carbon or ashes: LifeGem; Art from Ashes

9 Have your dog’s ashes made into fireworks: Angels Flight

10 Launch your dog’s ashes into deep space: Celestis