Any dog person who goes through the loss of a dog knows how difficult the situation is, and no matter how hard we wish nothing happens to our dogs, they do cross the Rainbow Bridge at some point in our lives.
To help you grieve, here are some special things you can do to honor your beloved dog. Here’s Part 1, in case you missed it.
1. Hold a funeral
If you’d like, you can hold a funeral for your beloved dog who’s passed the Rainbow Bridge. You can hold the funeral in pet cemeteries, crematories or your home. It could be as big as you want, or just a small gathering of family and friends who have been part of your dog’s life.
When my dog passed away, I found it extremely difficult to stay home because it kept reminding me that my best friend was no more. So instead of sitting home, I volunteered at my local shelter and spent as much time as I possibly could with other dogs.
3. Plant a tree
You can plant any dog-friendly tree in your backyard to honor the memories of your beloved dog. The tree will continue to grow as a living legacy for years to come!
No other dog can replace your dog, but every dog deserves a second chance. You deserve a second chance. You can fall in love again. Bring home a dog looking for a loving family and let them mend your heart piece by piece.
If and when you lost your dog, how did you grieve? Let us know in the comments.
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