Losing a pet is never easy and is oftentimes incredibly difficult and devastating. Luckily, many funeral homes in Monroeville, PA offer a range of funeral and cremation services for pets so pet owners can honor their furry friends in a meaningful and respectful way.
Planning pet funeral and cremation services start with deciding how you want to send your friend to his final resting place. Pet cremation is one great way to memorialize your pet. You can scatter the ashes somewhere special after the cremation or keep them in a pet cremation urn.
Pet burials are another common and beneficial option. You can bury your pet in the comfort of your own yard, or in a pet cemetery. You can also plan a pet funeral or memorial service to go along with the body disposition. You can hold the service at your home, where you plan to scatter the ashes, in a funeral home, or in a pet cemetery. Be sure to choose a location that allows you to express your grief in a healthy way and sets you up to properly begin the healing process. Also, be sure to get any necessary permissions or permits before you host a ceremony in a public space.
Just like a service for a deceased person, a pet funeral or memorial is an honorable way to memorialize your pet’s life and say goodbye in a constructive way. There are many different ways you can celebrate your pet in a memorial. For example, you can invite friends and family members who were a part of your pet’s life or understand how important he was to you. Gather around the grave or ashes and share pet memories or stories. You may also choose to play music, read poems or share feelings. You can ask attendants to help eulogize, say prayers, or just talk about how your lost pet made them feel. Bring along special stationary, cards or paper on which people can write down their feelings or thoughts. This way you can hold onto these ideas and memories to go through later on when you miss your pet.
Just like traditional funeral services, pet funeral and memorial services benefit from some sort of visual representation of the deceased. You can craft a small tribute or viewing in the memory of your pet by decorating a table with memories of your lost pet like tags, collars, favorite toys or photos. If you chose to cremate the body, you may also choose to display the urn for the viewing. If you don’t have an urn, you can also print a large photo of your pet. Feel free to continue decorating with candles, flowers or drawings. You can also collect photos and home videos to make a video montage of your pet.
Losing a pet is painful, but a funeral or memorial service and help ease the pain. Many Monroeville, PA funeral homes offer pet services. You can contact Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. to learn more about our unique services by visiting or calling us. We’d be happy to give you any additional information you need.