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How to Make a Pet Death Announcement

Losing a dog, cat, or any pet is never easy. It's not an easy subject to talk about with friends and family either - they may not know what to say when a pet dies or what an appropriate gesture is. You may also feel like people won't take the loss seriously since some people value their pet's companionship more than others, but that doesn’t make your grief any less important. Even if you're struggling with the grief of losing your pet, there are different ways you can honor their memory. One of those ways is by posting an obituary for your companion, something more and more individuals are turning to as online obituaries rise in popularity.

Why should I post an online memorial for my pet?

Posting an obituary or a formal announcement of passing for a pet can help you to memorialize them after they've passed away. While it's certainly not necessary, posting an obituary for your pet can help you to move on from the loss. An obituary will provide a public announcement of your pet's passing, allowing friends and family to send their condolences as well as helping others who may be affected by your pet's loss.

The other benefit is that memorializing your dog or cat can be an excellent way for you to preserve the memory of your pet. In an obituary, you're able to share the life of your dog or cat with others. You can tell them stories about how they impacted you, what they meant to you, and the lessons that they taught. Additionally, one you set up a memorial website, you have the ability to share photos, stories, favorites, and even a timeline of your pet’s life.

How do I post an obituary for my pet?

Posting an obituary online for your pet is simple, especially if you choose to do it with a site like Ever Loved. If you're not sure how to announce the death of your pet, posting an obituary and sharing it with loved ones is a quick and easy route to go. Simply write out the obituary, post some photos, and share the online obituary of your pet with your friends and family. Posting an obituary on Ever Loved can be done in under 10 minutes.

Post an obituary

How do you post about it on Facebook?

If you've already written a pet obituary or pet death announcement on Ever Loved, sharing it to Facebook is as easy as clicking the 'Share to Facebook' button. Posting it to Facebook will share the memorial website you've set up for your beloved companion. You may find that you'd like to post some accompanying words (such as a small tribute or some quotes) alongside your pet announcement. If you're not sure what to post on facebook when your pet dies, consider including some of these quotes.

Quotes about pets

These quotes can be used standalone for any pet or you can choose one that’s relevant to your situation. If you’re looking for dog eulogy quotes or pet obituary quotes, these can be good to include. You can also include these when posting about your pet on Facebook or other social media.

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

"Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened." - Ted Geisel

"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had." - Thom Jones

"Time spent with a cat is never wasted." - Sigmund Freud

"Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them." - Pam Brown

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." - Mark Twain

"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s." - Mark Twain

"The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be." - Konrad Lorenz

"It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them." - John Grogan

"Death ends a life, not a relationship." - Jack Lemmon

Pet obituary example

When writing a dog obituary (or really, an obituary for any kind of pet), it can help to focus on what made them unique and special to you. Try not to focus on how they died, but rather their personality, their favorite things to do, and what they meant to you and those around you. Including photos on your online obituary is also an excellent idea and can help you remember brighter times with them. If you're looking for an obituary example, you can use the following:

[Full name of pet] crossed the rainbow bridge this past [date of death], peacefully in the arms of [his/her] [mom/dad/family].

[Name of pet] was born on [date] in [location] and was adopted on [date]. [He/she] was adored by any and all who met [him/her], but most of all, by [his/her] family. [Name]'s favorite things were [list out some favorite activities]. [He/she] loved [list foods or treats] and [other activities, such as walking, running, hiking]. [He/she] hated [list things they disliked].

More than anything, [name] loved [his/her] family, especially [his/her] [mom/dad]. [He/she] was always there to comfort, to cheer up and cheer on, and to be a source of joy and laughter. We will remember [name] every time we go to [his/her] favorite place, [location]. We will think of [him/her] fondly whenever we [activity that reminds you of your pet]. We will hold [him/her] in our hearts forever and [he/she] will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you spend some quality time with your own pet in memory of [name] today.

For some more pet obituary templates, read this article.

When you're ready to share the obituary for your pet online, set one up with Ever Loved. Obituaries posted to Ever Loved let you include unlimited photos, unlimited text, and they're entirely free. They're easy to use, easy to set up, and easy to share.

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Last updated November 30, 2021
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