Words can be a powerful tool in times of grief. You may find great relief in reading a eulogy or a poem at your pet’s cremation. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the life your pet lived and the huge impact they had on yours.

Even if you don’t have a way with words yourself, we’ve got some ideas to get you thinking about what you might want to say on the day of your pet’s cremation.

Writing a eulogy for your pet

At the private cremation of your pet, you and your family will be invited to bid a final farewell to your furry friend from our viewing room. This room is a comfortable and safe place from which you can witness the entire cremation process. In these final moments, you may want to read a poem or a eulogy.

Some questions to ask yourself when writing a eulogy for your dog, cat, or small pet:

General questions

  • When and where did you first get your pet?
  • Were they adopted or did you buy them as a baby?
  • What was your pet’s favourite treat?
  • Did your pet have any unique quirk or habit?
  • What are three words to describe your pet’s personality?

Writing a cat eulogy

  • Where did your cat love to hide?
  • Did your cat ever bring in ‘gifts’ from outside?
  • Where’s the funniest place your cat ever tried to fit?
  • What was your cat's favourite toy?

 

Writing a dog eulogy

  • Where was your dog’s favourite walk?
  • What’s the naughtiest thing your dog ever did?
  • What was your dog’s biggest irrational fear?
  • Did they have any special quirks?

 

Grief factsheets

If you’re in need of some extra support in the days and weeks following your pet’s death, take a look at these handy guides written by leading figure in grief and empathy education and author of When Pets Die: It's Alright to Grieve, Doris Zagdanski.

How to know when it's time to say goodbye

When a beloved family pet becomes ill, you may be considering euthanasia.

Explaining a pet's death to children

Support the smaller members of your family after the loss of a pet. Learn the right thing to say when they're at their lowest point.

Looking after your senior pet

Ways to support your friend in their old age.

Some thoughts to comfort you

For when your pet is no longer by your side.

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Contact us

Patch & Purr offers pet cremations for when your loved one is no longer by your side, but forever in your heart.

We strive to treat your loyal friend with the care and respect they deserve at every step of the way. Call us 24/7 on 1300 112 711 or use the contact form below to speak to a Patch & Purr team member.

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