World Pet Memorial Day is observed on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Here is a chance to celebrate the life of your pet that has passed away. This memorial day was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). It is a day to memorialize your pets.


The American Veterinary Medical Association, founded in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 91,000 U.S. veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.

Ways to Celebrate

On this day, you can celebrate the lives of your beloved pet(s) that have died. Thinking about the good times keeps the memory of your pet alive.

There are many ways you could do this:

  • Make a collage or scrapbook of your furry loved one
  • Frame a favorite photo of them
  • Plant a tree or other favorite plant in their memory
  • Donate money to a place that supports animals in your pet’s name
  • Volunteer your time to a pet shelter that helps animals
  • Hold a celebration of life get together
  • Write a social media post with a picture of your pet
  • Set up a web page in honor of your cat or dog
  • Donate or spend time at a local dog park
  • Put together video footage of your pet and post it on social media or email it to friends and family
  • Give away your pet’s favorite things to friends or a shelter
  • Adopt another furry one in your pet’s honor

Create a Memorial

Creating a special memorial for your loved one is a beautiful way to preserve your pet's legacy. Here are some ideas to memorialize your furry loved one(s):

  • Have a cemetery marker personalized for your pet where they are resting
  • Honor your pet with a unique urn for a pet that has been cremated and display in your home
  • Create a plaque with their name, date, photo or memorable quote for your home to hang or display
  • Create a small memory stone into jewelry
  • Memorialize your pet with a tattoo with permanent ink
  • Make a mosaic portrait tile to put in your yard or your pet’s favorite place in the yard

Remembering your pet can help you, your family and friends mourn the loss and celebrate your loved one to keep their memories alive forever.

If your animal is ill, make sure you contact a veterinarian to receive an accurate diagnosis and safe, effective treatment options? If you loved one is ready to pass, contact a compassionate vet to discuss your humane options?

Animal Care Center in Smyrna, GA, is owned and operated by Otto H. Williams, DVM. The veterinary practice specializes in complete healthcare for cats and dogs and offers services including preventative, surgical and nonsurgical care, internal medicine, grooming and boarding to Cobb County and surrounding cities such as Vinings, Marietta, Mableton and Sandy Springs. Call today at 770.438.2694 or request an appointment.