Anyone who has experienced pet loss knows that the bond between humans and animals can be extremely strong.. as a result the grief you may experience with the loss of a pet can be just as intense as what you feel when you lose a human you are close to.
Holding a pet funeral may not be for everyone, however a ceremony ritual can help both children and adults to cope with the loss of a treasured animal friend.
While many people think of the pet funeral as a modern custom, people have memorialized their pets since ancient times.
Whether you choose burial or cremation for your pet’s final disposition, your approach to commemorating their life can be true to your religious views or environmental concerns.
Your Pet Funeral can be as simple a saying a few words or as elaborate as a traditional human funeral.
The process begins with a no obligation discussion of your thoughts about the Pet Funeral Service, your spiritual beliefs and customs, what you would like said about your Beloved Pet. and the involvement of others in the Pet Funeral Service.
Unique Ceremonies encourages and specialises in the inclusion of children in the Pet Funeral Service.
READINGS, POEMS & THEME CEREMONIES
Unique Ceremonies has an extensive range of poems and readings for you to choose from.
You may also choose prayers and bible readings, or other readings or rites specific to your religion and/or cultural beliefs.
Telling a story about your pet and its relationship to your family can be therapeutic and helpful in guiding children through the grief process. It will also give you the chance to share your feelings and introduce some humour into the ceremony.
Unique Ceremonies can assist with the preparation of the Eulogy if required.
REVIEW OF DRAFT FUNERAL SERVICE
Unique Ceremonies will draft a Pet Funeral Service for your perusal and consideration before finalising the Pet Funeral Service.
The draft Pet Funeral Service will be emailed to you. You will have unlimited consultation with your Celebrant via email and telephone as you make changes to the Pet Funeral Service to make it truly Unique.
THE FUNERAL SERVICE
The Celebrant will arrive at the Pet Funeral Service venue 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the Service to set up, greet your family and friends and cater for any last minute changes.
Your Pet Funeral Service will be clearly printed in a Presentation Folder that your Celebrant will provide on the day. You will be presented with your Presentation Folder, as keep sake, at the end of the Service.