At Dufferin Veterinary Hospital, we understand the strong bond between people and their pets and how the love for pets endures even long after they’re gone. August 28 is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, and we want to share a few ways of honouring and memorializing your beloved furry friend.

#1: Create a work of art from your pet’s ashes

If you chose private cremation for your pet’s aftercare, you could incorporate a small amount of their ashes into beautiful works of art. Your pet’s ashes can be mixed into a glass object to create many personal items, including glass pendants, necklaces, rings, keychains, paperweights, and more. Always keep your best friend close to you by incorporating their ashes into a wearable piece of art.

#2: Turn a favourite picture of your pet into a painting

What better way to memorialize your pet than to commission an artist to recreate your favourite picture into a painting, sculpture, or another unique art form? Depending on your wishes, you can find an artist to create an image of your pet that is life-like, or in a more abstract style. You can also print a collage of your most beloved pet photos on a large canvas, or transform your pet into a cuddly stuffed animal.

#3: Plant a memorial garden on your pet’s grave or favourite spot 

If you chose to bury your pet at home, you might already have a flower planted on the gravesite. Add more blooms and features such as a birdbath or small bench, to your beloved companion’s resting place, so you can sit and enjoy the area where you feel closest to your pet. 

We’re here to help in any way we can. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.