World Pet Memorial Day
World Pet Memorial Day is observed next on Tuesday, June 13th, 2023 (128 days from today).
World Pet Memorial Day is a special chance in order to memorialize your pets that have passed away.
Every year, on the second Tuesday in June, World Pet Memorial Day is a time for pet owners to remember their furry companions who have passed away. This is also a day to do something kind for those who have recently lost their beloved pet.
History of World Pet Memorial Day
It's no secret that people love their pets. And that's right. These wonderful creatures provide companionship, emotional support, and lots of fun. Pets are also beneficial to one's health. For example, people with pets experience decreased blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In addition, pets provide more opportunities for exercise.
It's no surprise that dogs and cats are the most popular pets in the world. According to recent statistics, more than 470 million dogs are kept as pets. There are also more than 370 million pet cats. While some pet owners prefer dogs or cats, some prefer both. No matter what a pet owner is, these animals quickly make their way into the hearts of their owners. Because people become so attached to their pets, it is very difficult when they die. Sometimes it can take months to get over the death of a pet.
During times of mourning, pet owners can feel guilt, denial, and depression. However, in the end, pet owners will feel accepted and settled. During this process, it is important for pet owners not to let other people tell them how they feel. It is also helpful to contact other people who have lost pets and seek professional help if necessary. Some pet owners organized a memorial service after crossing the Rainbow Bridge.
World Pet Memorial Day was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the leading and most collective voice of the veterinary profession that is considered as an opportunity to celebrate our pets that have a special posotion in our hearts forever.
How to celebrate World Pet Memorial Day
Although pets are only present in our lives for a short time, they will stay in our memories forever. It's a small consolation, but it's nice to know that there are ways you can honor your pet's memories this June.
1. Create Pet Photo Album
A great way to remember your pet is to use an album filled with photos of the fun times you shared. From the time they were a kitten or a puppy to the day they died, you probably have plenty of photos to reminisce about.
- You can use real photos and customize each page of the album, or create a digital album to view.
- There are many good, easy-to-use digital photo frames out there. You can upload a picture of your pet to one of these frames and display it somewhere in your home as a constant reminder of all the loving moments you have spent with your pet. .
- Another option is to upload your photos to an album on your social media account. That way, friends and family can also remember your pet and comment on special memories they may have had.
2. Draw/Paint your pet
As long as you have all the best photos of your pets, why not use one of yours to draw or paint a portrait of them? Creating art is a wonderful tool, and you will have a lasting memory to show off in your home. Everyone in the family can participate in this activity - portraits don't have to be perfect. New thinking is important!
If you decide you want a more “show-worthy” portrait of your pet, there are many local artists who can be commissioned to recreate your favorite pet photo.
3. Get a tattoo in memory of your pet
If you're the type of person who wants to bring memories with you for all to see, you can get a portrait tattoo for your pet. While this isn't an activity that kids can participate in, they can help you decide which pet image you'd like to get tattooed on. Instead of (or in addition to) a portrait, you can choose a tattoo of your pet's name, a paw print, or a special quote that will remind you of your pet. A favorite quote is by Josh Billings, who said, "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than it loves itself." No matter what you choose, a tattoo is definitely one of the most dedicated ways for you to remember your beloved pet.
4. Create a 3D icon for your pet
Balloon boxes or 3D collages are another way you can honor your deceased pet. If you still have items that belong to your pet, such as leashes, collars, tags, and more, you can arrange them in a glossy box to make a beautiful display in honor of the cat or your dog.
You can also get your kids involved and ask them to help you create a 3D collage. This could include pictures or drawings of your pet and their favorite things, plus anything 3-D you might want to put on it, such as old chew toys, special blankets, wraps, food bowls, etc. Spending time with family while creating these tributes will help all of you celebrate your pet's life in a meaningful way.
5. Plant a pet memorial garden
If you want to express your creativity outdoors, a memorial garden is a great way to make sure you remember your pet. Memorial gardens can be as large or as small as you like. You can plant flowers, trees or greenery in your yard or buy space to plant a tree in memory of your pet in a local park. Every time you see these plants or trees, you will recall the happy times you shared with your pet.
6. Walking / Hiking
Take the whole family for a walk or hike in honor of your pet. You can go for a walk down a familiar path your dog likes to walk or walk somewhere you think he'll enjoy. Even if your thoughts are with a beloved cat that only lives indoors, you might as well take a walk outside in an area your pet may have seen from their favorite perch.
7. Donate or volunteer on behalf of your pet
There are many local rescue groups and charities that want to honor your pet by supporting other animals in need. Donations can be monetary, but many rescue organizations also accept donations of dog food, old towels and blankets, and more.
You can also donate your time and volunteer to support your favorite animal charity with anything they may need. In addition to working with animals, many organizations need other forms of help, such as administrative work, publicity for charity or local events, and more.
While it may seem sad to some, thinking about deceased pets is great consolation for many. No matter how you observe World Pets Memorial Day this June, paying them a visit in your mind will ensure your pet never truly disappears.
ObservedWorld Pet Memorial Day has been observed the second Tuesday in June.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
Tuesday, June 13th, 2023
Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
Tuesday, June 10th, 2025