7 Pet Memorial Ideas And Do Dogs Go To Heaven

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7 Pet Memorial Ideas And Do Dogs Go To Heaven

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Losing a pet can be devastating. How do you memorialize a precious pet? And do dogs go to heaven?

All dogs go to heaven. 

If you grew up with dogs like I did, you would believe that too. 

For some people, it's just an animal. For fur parents, dogs are family

You grieve when they cross the rainbow bridge

If only our pets could live longer.

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. - Agnes Sligh Turnbull, American author

Thankfully, there are materials online that can help us in our grief. We can memorialize our dogs with these 7 pet memorial ideas.

7 Pet Memorial Ideas 

How to memorialize a pet?

How do you honor a deceased pet? 

There are many pet memorial ideas to honor a pet's memory. 

Here are 7 pet memorial ideas to pay tribute to your dog who's gone to heaven:

  1. Create a photobook of moments you spent with your dog.
  2. Keep your dog's ashes in a piece of jewelry.
  3. Grow a tree in memory of your pet.
  4. Have a custom plush toy that looks like or reminds you of your dog.
  5. Foster or adopt a shelter dog.
  6. Keep their memories in a box (toys, leash, clothes, random sentimental object).
  7. Frame your dog's paw print, artwork, or photo.
Heavenly Images can help you memorialize your pet. 

They have pictures of standard breeds like black Labs and Golden Retrievers. 

They also create complete custom memorials using your pet's photos.

As of this writing, they have 100% positive feedback and hundreds of testimonials from satisfied clients.

Heavenly Images
via Heavenly Images

Barry Barnes, owner of Heavenly Images (Pet Portraits and Memorials for Pets) wrote the book My Pet Letter from Heaven.

He also recorded Only with Love CD back in 2007.

Here's an excerpt of a touching poem Barry wrote entitled Poem from My Pet in Heaven

Today I played with my favorite toy, the one I left behind
All I did was think of it and there it was for me to find.
And guess what else I found in Heaven? Guess who I play with all the time
Yes, you are here in Heaven with me. You helped me write this rhyme.

Do dogs go to heaven?

If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

Whether dogs go to heaven or not is an ongoing debate.

Here’s a verse from Psalm 36:6:

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.

Will we see pets in heaven?

In the book Heaven is for Real, Colton, the boy who went to heaven said there are animals in heaven.

So my answer to this age-old question, do dogs go to heaven is...


Heaven is a place where all the dogs you've ever loved come to greet you. -Oliver Gaspirtz, American cartoonist

Do Dogs Go To Heaven
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Whether we lose them from an illness or from old age, goodbye will always be painful.

We want to keep our pet's memories alive with animal keepsake memorials.

The void of their absence will never be filled by another pet. They have marked their territories in our hearts, leaving paw prints that no amount of tears will ever wash away.

For their unmatched loyalty and unconditional love, it is only right to honor our pet's memory. 

How about you? 

Do you believe that dogs go to heaven? How do you memorialize your pet?

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  1. Excellent article! Keep on writing. You hit all the important points. Thank you.