Pets are all about love.
They are dear friends and members of our families, so it is often devastating when they die. There is a place in your heart that is only meant for them. Each RemembeRing creates a lasting legacy that celebrates the cherished relationship shared with a furry companion.
Whether a pet passes suddenly or their death is anticipated, grief is always unique and complex. We often feel helpless and overwhelmed, yet society tends to minimize how hard it is and expects us to move on quickly. RemembeRing is here to help and comfort people of all ages and persuasions as they heal through the loss of their beloved companion animals. Everyone deserves personalized care, patience, and compassion during this heartbreaking experience.
A universal grief tradition that supports saying goodbye to a pet is long overdue—RemembeRing is just that!
Independent of spiritual or cultural leanings, it validates the importance of a beloved friend in our lives.
RemembeRings...for holding on and letting go
HOW TO CREATE YOUR REMEMBERING
All RemembeRings are created by following the same essential process, whether it’s a solo or shared activity. Here are the four basic steps.
• Press out the center token from the outer ring.
• Write or draw your farewell message to your pet on this token. This can accompany the deceased or you may prefer another special place for it.
• Trim a favorite photo; add your pet’s name and life dates on the back if you’d like. Insert it into the photo sleeve. Feel free to include a paw print, tuft of fur, or ID tag as well.
• Using the adhesive strips, center the sleeve in back opening of ring and press it in place. Attach the hanger and/or magnet to the back of the sleeve. Display frame and enjoy it as an expression of your enduring love.
Here are some suggested places for the completed token: Cremate or bury it with the deceased. Place it in the cremains vessel or on the grave. Tuck it in the soil in a favorite location of your pet, e.g. yard, trail, garden. Keep it in a dresser or desk drawer. Put it in another special place that is personally meaningful to you.
The Origin Story
A Love of Pets from the Very Beginning
My name is Emily Piccirillo and I’m RemembeRing’s Founder and CPL (Chief Pet Lover).
I was a lucky kid because my family included lots of pets — dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, rabbits, turtles, birds, fish, guinea pigs, salamanders, a racoon, an iguana— you name it! They were part of my daily life. My formative years taught me so many lessons about life and death, and how to care deeply and adore another being, even one with a very short existence.
“As a vet tech, I do all I can to support clients when it’s time to say goodbye to their furry family members. It’s so difficult for all of us. RemembeRing helps express how much they mean to everyone their lives have touched.”
“When Bella was dying, I couldn’t imagine anything could help me cope but my RemembeRing gives me real comfort. I miss her every day but then I look at her picture and smile. I feel a little better each time. She knows I still love her.”
“It’s so special to know my message will stay with Alfie forever and I get to keep his photo in the frame that surrounded it. It reminds me that our hearts are always together.”
To the veterinary clinicians, psychotherapists, healthcare providers, bereavement coordinators, teachers, crematory and cemetery staff, and pastoral care providers who attend to people when they lose a pet —Thank you for your remarkable commitment to helping others. Your role and services in response to a pet’s death are so important due to your empathy, experience and expertise.