7 Ways to Remember Your Pet on National Pet Memorial Day

National Pet Memorial Day is on September 6, which means it’s time to honor all of the adorable dogs and cats you’ll always love. Even though they’re gone, they’ll always be in your heart – or, if you had them cremated, their ashes might actually be sitting there with you. Don’t feel strange about it, because more people keep their pet’s ashes than you’d think. Here are a few things people have made in order to memorialize their deceased doggie or kitty:


Even though it’s nice to own an urn of your pet’s ashes, a metal container is not all that comforting to look at when you’re feeling low. That’s why Patricia Moore created a company that will place your pet’s ashes into a personalized pillow. The pillow can contain the name of your pet, state the date of their birth and death, and appear in whatever color you’d like. That way, you can hold and hug your pet just like you used to.


Dogs are considered man’s best friend and diamonds are considered a woman’s best friend, so it makes sense to combine the two. If you have ashes or hair from your deceased pet, then you can have it made into a diamond. That diamond can be placed inside of a ring, earrings, or even cufflinks, so that you can bring your pet with you wherever you go.


Instead of turning your pet’s ashes into jewelry, you can simply buy a necklace that unscrews to hold the ashes of your furry friend. If the idea of carrying around ashes creeps you out, then you can buy nose print or paw print jewelry instead. That way, you can carry around a ring or a necklace that has an imprint of your animal’s foot or snout, instead of their actual cremated foot or snout.

Teddy Bears

If you hate the fact your pet is gone, you can fill up a teddy bear with their ashes. Of course, you don’t have to fill up an actual bear. You can get a teddy that looks just like your old pet in order to make hugging it feel as realistic as possible. Some will consider this creepy; others will think it’s as cute as can be.


One of the sweetest ways for you to honor your pet is by having a picture painted of them. However, if you want to personalize that painting as much as possible, you can have their ashes mixed in with the paint. That way, the picture that you’re hanging on your wall will actually have a piece of your pet inside of it.


Many men and women get portraits of their pets tattooed onto them. If you want to take the idea a step further, you can convert your pet’s ashes into the ink that’ll be used for your tattoo. Of course, this can be a dangerous process that some artists may refuse, so you’ll have to do your research if you want to pull it off.


If you have a sick mind, then maybe you want to buy a sex toy you can fill with your pet’s ashes. Although this special dildo is primarily meant for women who have lost their husbands, it can be filled with any type of ashes you’d like. So, there’s the big finale’….

Whatever way you choose to remember your pet, take the time today to spend a moment in thought about the happiness your four legged, or even two legged, friend has inspired you and filled your world with unconditional love.


Would you ever do any of these things with your pet’s ashes?



Holly Riordan
Holly Riordan
Holly is an aspiring sci-fi writer who currently writes lifestyle articles for All Women Stalk and News Cult. She's a fan of comedy movies, ridiculous puns, and is the owner of a pup named Ferris (last name Bueller).