Pet Memorials: Remembering a Beloved Pet
A gift in memory of a pet honors that lasting bond and is a tangible way to honor the enduring love we have for our pets after they’ve passed.
When you make a memorial gift, it not only pays tribute to a beloved pet or person, but it also supports the work of Best Friends and helps homeless pets get the love and care they need to thrive while waiting for loving families of their own. As part of your gift, you can pay tribute to your pet or your loved one’s pet in one of our monthly Angels Rest blessing ceremonies. Learn more about the blessings and watch past blessing ceremonies.
Gifts in Memory of Pets
At Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, Angels Rest is the peaceful and serene resting place for Sanctuary animals and cherished companions of Best Friends members and staff.
At Angels Rest, hundreds of wind chimes ring in remembrance of beloved pets, and memorial markers pay tribute to the love we hold for our dogs, cats and other companions. If you’d like to remember your pet, or the pet of a loved one, these memorials can be sent to you or placed at our Sanctuary – one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
The soothing sounds of wind chimes can comfort and calm a heart that’s hurting. They can be sent to you or you can request to have them placed at Angels Rest or Angels Overlook.
An engraved brick is a touching memorial for a pet or person who has passed. The brick will be placed permanently along a path at Angels Rest at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
These beautiful markers celebrate the lasting impact a pet has had on your life. Markers may be mailed or placed at the Sanctuary. Flagstone and granite options available.
If you have lost a beloved pet, we are honored to assist you in making arrangements for the placement of your pet at Angels Rest or Angels Overlook. For information about placing your pet at Angels Rest, please contact email@example.com.
Coping with Pet Loss
It is so hard to say goodbye to our faithful animal companions. Grief over the loss of a pet is very real and coping with the loss of a pet can be a challenge.
Join us virtually for a special blessing of the animals held at our sanctuary in southern Utah to remember the lives of pets loved and lost. On the last Thursday of each month, we invite you to share thoughts and memories of your own pets who have passed in the comments. Our thoughts and hearts are with each and every one of you.
Take a moment to breathe and reflect with our guided meditation on pet loss and remembrance.
More Ways to Remember a Pet
We have more ways to remember a pet available at our online store, including sympathy cards. Look for more ways to memorialize a beloved dog or cat in our online store.
You can also submit a memorial for consideration on the “Saying Goodbye” page in Best Friends magazine. Please send your submission, with a photo, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Because of the high number of submissions, we are unable to print them all.