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There are many ways to memorialize pets who pass on. Some people host a memorial service. Others plant a tree or write an obituary. Still more choose to create a memorial garden, which is a moving way to remember your pet — and honor the dog who loved to play outside. Follow these simple tips to create your own memorial garden for dogs who’ve crossed the Rainbow Bridge.1. Mark The Perfect Spot
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The first step to making a memorial garden is to pick the perfect spot. Did your dog lounge in a sunny spot in the yard or love napping under a certain tree? If your pup was partial to a certain part of the yard, mark that spot with our Missing You Garden Stake. This will become ground zero of your memorial garden.
2. Ring A Dog Memorial Bell
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Don’t have a yard? No problem. A well-placed memorial bell becomes a moving tribute (and de facto garden memorial) when hung from a doorway or porch beside hanging flowers. Our Purple Paw Pet Memorial Bell comforts dog owners with its poignant heart/paw design and comforting missive: “You have left my life, but you will never leave my heart.”
3. Hang a Dog Memorial Wind Chime
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Wind chimes are another excellent way to remember dogs who are gone but never forgotten. Our Paw Prints On My Heart Memorial Wind Chime recalls your pet’s spirit with soothing chimes each time the wind blows. This popular style also includes a comforting message that resonates with grieving dog owners: “Don’t think that we are far apart. You left your paw prints on my heart.”

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4. Light A Dog Memorial Lantern
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Lighting a candle or lantern is a classic way to remember those who’ve passed on, but we’ve got something even better. Our Forever in My Heart Iron Solar Light isn’t just stylish; it’s a pawsome way to honor the pet who lit up your life! Plus, it’s solar-powered, so you don’t need a candle to remember the dog who is forever in your heart.
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Check out The Animal Rescue Site Store for our full selection of memorial garden stones, wind chimes, lanterns, and other items to remember dogs who’ve crossed the Rainbow Bridge.