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Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital

Preserving Your Companion's Legacy

Close Up Image of a Brown Dog's Paws

The following are all ways to preserve your cherished companion's legacy:

  • Hold a funeral or memorial service

  • Write a song, poem, or farewell letter

  • Paint or draw pictures

  • Make lists of things you'll miss & things you loved about your pet

  • Create a photo album or scrapbook

  • Compile photos/video clips into a digital scrapbook or movie

  • Keep a locket of your pet's fur/hair

  • Plant a tree or flower in remembrance

  • Create a personalized headstone, memorial, or stepping stone

  • Buy a flower that blooms at a significant time of the year

  • Burn a special candle when thinking about your pet and create a special box for photos and memories

  • Keep your pet's collar tags on a key-chain or necklace

  • Write letters or send cards to your pet's veterinarian, groomer, pet sitter, etc.

  • Write and publish a book about your pet's life

  • Make a donation to a shelter or rescue in your pet's name

  • Commission a professional portrait or stuffed animal version of your pet

  • Transform some of your pet's ashes into a diamond or other jewelry or art