Pet Blessings and Memorials

Memorial Ceremonies

pet ceremoniesWhen a person you love dies, it's natural to feel sorrow, express grief, and expect support and comfort from friends and family. Unfortunately, the same doesn't always hold true if the one who died was your beloved pet. People love their pets and consider them members of their family. Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support and unconditional love during the time they share with you. So when your beloved pet dies, it's not unusual to feel overwhelmed by the intensity of your sorrow. If you understand and accept this bond between humans and animals, you've already taken the first step toward coping with pet loss: knowing that it is okay to grieve when your pet dies. Losing a best animal friend is truly one of life's toughest experiences.

A memorial service offers comfort, embraces the grieving process and acknowledges your relationship with your pet. It is a chance to celebrate the life of your pet and to remember all the wonderful times together. It's an opportunity to share stories, create a memorial space or simply treasure your memories.

As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant I create and perform touching, personalized ceremonies honoring the life of your beloved pet. I will collaborate with you to hit just the right tone for a ceremony to create a loving, personal tribute to your pet according to your wishes.

A pet lover and cat mom myself, I know that nothing can erase the grief we experience when we lose an animal companion, but a genuine, well-written tribute eases the pain and provides an opportunity to bless and bring closure to the relationship.

Blessing Ceremonies

Ceremony offers a way to celebrate our pets and animal companions throughout their lifetimes. Whether we mark their arrival into our homes with a family welcoming and naming ceremony or formally honor specially trained service dogs as they retire from their working lives, ceremonies for animal companions give us the opportunity to accept responsibility, bestow a name, pay tribute with storytelling or to create a lasting memorial.