Heartfelt And Comforting Gifts To Give Someone Who's Lost A Pet

Heartfelt And Comforting Gifts To Give Someone Who's Lost A Pet

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Heartfelt And Comforting Gifts To Give Someone Who's Lost A Pet

Gone but Not Forgotten

For many, a pet is part of the family and, when someone's longtime animal companion passes away, it can hit really hard. Help someone commemorate the special relationship with their beloved pet — be it a dog, cat, or a host of other creature companions — with a thoughtful gift that shows you understand what they are going through. 


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Petsies
Petsies

Custom Stuffed Animals of Pets

$199 from Petsies

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They're not a substitute for your own beloved pet, but Petsies' custom stuffed animals are designed to look pretty close. Just send over a photo of a cat, dog, horse, or other treasured animal, and Petsies will use polyester furs,  specialty noses and eyes, and airbrushing to create a believable look-alike. Choose from a 10-inch or 16-inch stuffed animal. 

'Forever In Our Hearts' Memorial Dog Mug
Etsy

'Forever In Our Hearts' Memorial Dog Mug

$22 and up from Etsy

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There's a special relationship between a girl and her dog. Honor that loyal bond with this mug that can be personalized for both woman and dog (and man and dog, too, of course). This custom mug option from Etsy seller Helena Wilhelm Shop lets you customize a number of personal details like quote, hair style, outfit, dog breed, skin tone, and so on, so that you can make it a truly unique and special gift.

Pearhead Pet Rainbow Bridge Memorial Keepsake Picture Frame
Amazon

Pearhead Rainbow Bridge Memorial Picture Frame

$10 from Amazon

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Anyone who's ever lost a pet has likely heard the moving words of "The Rainbow Bridge." Veterinarian offices have even been known to share it with their mourning customers. You, too, can share these comforting words through this picture frame, suitable for a dog or cat. It includes a space to insert the beloved animal's picture. A hanger and easel for choice of display are also included.


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Faithful Companion Personalized Pet Memorial Garden Stone
Personalization Mall

Faithful Companion Personalized Memorial Garden Stone

$35 from Personalization Mall

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Crafted in a resin designed to look like stone, this memorial, which can be placed at a burial site or simply displayed in a garden for reflection, can be personalized with a pet's name and memorial years. It receives wonderful reviews, with nearly 200 customers giving an average of 4.9 stars.

Pet Memorial 3D Photo Tower Crystal Keepsake
ForAllGifts

Pet Memorial 3D Photo Tower Crystal

$79 and up from ForAllGifts

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Upload a photo of a beloved pet, and it will be turned into a one-of-a-kind keepsake designed to keep memories alive with a single glance. The crystal design can be engraved with a name or special words. For those who really want to splurge, upgrades such as a lighted base are also available.


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'Don't Cry For Me I'm OK' Personalized Keychain
Amazon

'Don't Cry For Me I'm OK' Personalized Keychain

$20 from Amazon

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Our keys are something nearly always with us, so a commemorative keychain offers the chance to keep a pet's memory very close at hand. This personalized stainless steel keychain, which allows you to upload a photograph of a beloved pet, offers several options for angel-inspired phrases in the customization process.

Pet Memorial Wind Chime
Amazon

Pet Memorial Wind Chime

$28 from Amazon

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A memorial wind chime in stainless steel offers a gently soothing sound whether placed indoors or out, and its chime will help a grieving pet parent remember a beloved dog or cat through its paw-inspired design highlighted by inspirational words that offer comfort. This gift comes in a crafted box that's ready to present and includes a poem meant to soothe the loss of a pet.

'When a Pet Dies' by Fred Rogers
Amazon

'When a Pet Dies' by Fred Rogers

$7 from Amazon

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Leave it to the late, great, and timeless Fred Rogers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" to lend a hand when it comes to helping children cope with the loss of a pet. This 1998 classic still offers comfort to those ages 4 to 8, encouraging children to share feelings and reassuring them during a traumatic time. 


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Cat or Dog Urn Pendant
Amazon

Cat or Dog Urn Pendant

$36 and up from Amazon

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Commemorate a favorite feline or canine with this handcrafted sterling pendant, an elegant interpretation of a cat or pup that hangs from an 18-inch chain. In addition to its visual appeal, the pendant is designed "to hold a tiny clip of hair or portion of cremains" and includes a small funnel to make transfer simple.

Carson Bereavement Memorial Cat Figurine
Amazon

Carson Bereavement Cat Figurine

$15 and up from Amazon

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When a beloved cat earns its angel wings, there will be some sadness. Its life, though, can be honored with this charming, petite figurine. Complete with its own wings and "loved" inscription, the statue is available in two color options. Crafted in hand-painted resin that mimics a carved-stone finish, this gentle reminder of a playful pal adds a peaceful accent to any room.

'Cats Leave Paw Prints …' Pendant
Perfect Memorials

'Cats Leave Paw Prints …' Pendant

$25 and up from Perfect Memorials

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Sometimes, just a few words say it all. This heart-shaped silver pendant, bordered with delicate paw prints, assures that "Cats Leave Paw Prints On Our Hearts." Simple and to the point, this piece can be customized with engraving, enhanced with additional charms, and more.


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'Forever Loved' Dog Memorial Ornament
Etsy

'Forever Loved' Dog Memorial Ornament

$15 from Etsy

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This bone-shaped metal ornament is custom made, complete with personalization and a faux wood background. Hang it from its satin ribbon on your Christmas tree every year or display it year round for a constant reminder of a beloved furry friend.

Pet Memorial Photo Pillow
Personalization Mall

Pet Memorial Photo Pillow

$20 and up from Personalization Mall

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If a beloved pet had a special chair or place on the bed, keep that memory alive with a personalized pillow. Add the late pet's name, memorial years and one of six "loving phrases" to make this pillow particularly personal. There are multiple style and size options, with covers created in either polyester or velvet.


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'The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss'
Amazon

'The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss'

$12 from Amazon

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If someone you know is really struggling with the loss of their beloved animal companion, this book may make a most-welcome gift. "If you've found yourself almost inconsolable after your pet died, please know that you're normal," notes the summary of this well-reviewed, 2014 volume by Russell Friedman, Cole James, and John W. James. They team up to apply their Grief Recovery Method to pet loss; as we know, sometimes expert advice can make all the difference.

Pet Custom Bracelet
Amazon

Hand Trades Pet Memorial Bracelet

$18 from Amazon

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This simple cuff bracelet in satin-finish, hammered aluminum seems ideal for those who prefer to mourn more privately. A simple paw print decorates each end, while a heartfelt inscription — "If love alone could have saved you, you would have lived forever" — fills the bracelet's interior. It's a message only the wearer will know is there.

Willow Tree Angel of Comfort
Amazon

Willow Tree Angel of Comfort

$30 from Amazon

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This sculpted, hand-painted figurine in resin by Missouri artist Susan Lordi has layers of meaning, celebrating friendship in general but also giving a nod to the relationship between a person and their dog.

'Forever Free' Horse Memorial Ornament
Zazzle

'Forever Free' Horse Memorial Ornament

$17 from Zazzle

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Dramatically evocative imagery gives this ceramic tribute to a horse who's passed away an air of elegance. The words "Forever Free" also offer comfort for a rider who's lost their treasured pony. Personalization, including size and shape of the piece, is available.


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Adopt a Star
Adopt a Star

Adopt A Star

$10 and up from Adopt A Star

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For those who look up to the skies and believe their beloved pet is in heaven, you can adopt a star to give them something tangible to key in on as they gaze. Established in 2008, the Colorado-based nonprofit Adopt a Star program supports "the scientific research efforts of an international team of astronomers," so this is a gift that gives back. A personalized certificate commemorates the gift and secures a signature spot in the night sky.

Green Turtle Adoption Kit
World Wildlife Fund

Green Turtle Adoption Kit

$25 and up from World Wildlife Fund

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If a youngster in the family lost a pet turtle, help him or her see the bigger picture via the World Wildlife Fund. The organization offers virtual adoptions of a green turtle, an endangered species and one of the world's largest sea turtles. Kits vary in price and offer a selection of materials that allow one to both help the environment and learn more about a favorite pet's "larger family."


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Mary Meyer PufferBellies Stuffed Animal Turtle
Amazon

Mary Meyer PufferBellies Stuffed Turtle

$13 from Amazon

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Now, if your little turtle lover simply needs a hug, why not send this stuffed turtle that seems designed for cuddling? Billed as "extra-huggable," this 7-inch plush toy is called Pokey Belly and described as "a shy green turtle with a brown and tan shell."

Fish Memorial Stone
Etsy

Fish Memorial Stone

$31 and up from Etsy

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Those who don't see the appeal of a fish tank might not appreciate that each of those little swimming guys can have a personality — and a fan. When someone loses a special fish, acknowledge their loss with this personalized keepsake stone that commemorates the little swimmer's life in marble, concrete, or slate stone. Add a stand for a more formal display.

Horse Metal Wall Art Coat Rack
Wildlife Wonders

Horse Metal Coat Rack

$182 from Wildlife Wonders

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Whether it's to hang in the barn or near a home's front door, this aluminum Painted Sky Benches coat rack offers a decidedly understated tribute to a horse that's passed away while also recognizing the enduring appeal of having horses in one's life. Both practical and artistic, it shows support in a quiet way.

Adila 3-in-1 Bird Bath by Charlton Home
Wayfair

Charlton Home Adila 3-in-1 Bird Bath

$59 from Wayfair

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Bird lovers might be missing their pet and not be ready to start caring for another one right away. This bronze piece offers a clever way to pay tribute to someone's love of birds while offering a relatively maintenance-free way to enjoy a multitude of backyard birds. It's also multifunctional, serving as a birdbath, a feeder, and a flower planter. As one five-star reviewer noted, this elegant addition is "easy to assemble and a pleasure to see through my kitchen window."


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Rabbit Memorial Customized Bracelet
Etsy

Rabbit Memorial Customized Bracelet

$24 from Etsy

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Commemorate a lost rabbit's life with this silver bracelet featuring a customizable rabbit charm. Its sleek minimalism makes it ideal for any age.

Wisteria Sky Necklace
Uncommon Goods

Wisteria Sky Necklace

$90 from Uncommon Goods

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This enamel and recycled brass necklace created by Massachusetts-based artist Jade Gedeon would surely hold special meaning for anyone who's lost a pet feathered friend, as it depicts a soaring bird set within a celestial-themed design. The sense of flight is inspiring and likely healing, as well.


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Dog Breeds Silhouettes Pattern Fleece Blanket
Zazzle

Dog Breeds Silhouettes Fleece Blanket

$33 and up from Zazzle

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Those who've lost a pet sometimes want a bit of distance from their actual loss. They still love dogs, say, but might not want to look at a picture of their own lost pup. This cozy blanket offers a way to keep the "idea" of dogs close, offering a bit of warmth and a reminder of how much a dog adds to one's life. Other offerings from the K9PrintArt shop feature specific breeds.

Custom LED Dog Lamp
Etsy

Custom LED Dog Lamp

$49 and up from Etsy

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Memorialize any pet with this customizable LED lamp — an Etsy bestseller. Just upload a photo of the animal, include his or her name, and it will be turned into a heartfelt reminder of a beloved pet. Buyers can customize the shape of the lamp (round or square) and the light color.

OakiWay Dog Memorial Candle
Amazon

OakiWay Dog Memorial Candle

$27 from Amazon

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The lighting of a memorial candle is a universal way to honor a death. Extend that comforting spirit to one who's lost their dog with this unusual design that holds a flickering LED candle (included). Made of polished polyresin material, this glowing tribute will likely be appreciated for a long time.


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Just a Woman Who Loves Birds Mug
Gearlit

'Just a Girl Who Loves Birds' Mug

$22 and up from Gearlit

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For the bird-loving lady who's lost her beloved feathered friend, this mug offers an artistic tribute to the relationship. Personalize with the names of both the owner and pet, with several bird-themed designs and other customizations available.


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