Losing a dog can be one of the most painful events to go through. I have unfortunately lost several over the years, and it never gets any easier. Most recently I lost a 12-year-old Golden Retriever named Hunter.
I don’t know about you, but I can literally feel my heart hurt when it is time to say goodbye to them.
So how to remember your dog that has been a part of your life for so many years, given you unconditional love, and always been happy to see you when you get home? My plan is to keep them close to my heart with a dog remembrance charm.
I want to share with you a beautiful way to always have your dog near your heart. If it turns out this charm isn’t for you, keep reading to the bottom. There is a link to many other great dog memorial gifts.
Custom 3D Dog Charm
Keeping your dog near your heart is a great way to honor your friend and can be a comfort to you as well. When searching for ways to keep Hunter near my heart, I came across a company called BabyFaces.
They will make customized pendants of your dog’s face (they can also do children, grandparents, etc.). You simply upload a photo of your dog to them and they will create an exact pendant of your dog’s face.
What better way to always keep your friend near your heart. Just rubbing your pendant can help you feel more at ease and closer to them.
Choices For Custom Dog Charm
There are 3 choices for the type of metal for your dog charm. You can choose sterling silver, 14K yellow gold or 14K white gold.
There are 2 pendant sizes to pick from. The smaller is approximately 16mm tall, which is similar to the size of a dime. The larger size is approximately 20mm tall and this is approximately the size of a quarter.
If you decide you want it to be a necklace, the recommended size is the larger size or 20mm tall. If you are going to wear it as a charm on a bracelet, I recommend that you choose the smaller size or the 16mm tall pendant.
At the same time that you order your pendant, you can also order the chain for your pendant. There is a 7″ bracelet, an 8″ bracelet or an 18″ chain for whichever type of metal that you choose.
This pendant is also available as a key chain, but it is only available in sterling silver.
What You Need To Order Your Custom Dog Pendant
You will need to provide BabyFaces with a digital photo. The images must be in .jpg or .bmp format at 300 dpi or higher to create the best possible likeness of your dog. If your photo is not good quality, they will contact you and hold the order until you can provide a better quality image.
Provide them with a full face and head of your dog. This will give you the best possible pendant likeness. You can either provide a side shot of your dog’s face or a photo of your dog looking directly at you. Use whichever photo your like best.
Order your dog remembrance charm from the link to the right, you can save 25% on your order. Don’t forget to use the special code for the savings.
It will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks for your custom pendant to be made once they have received your order and image, and 3 to 5 days for shipping.
All pendants are made in the United States.
Dog Remembrance Charms
Most of my dogs have been Golden Retrievers, so it seems that you can find remembrance items that can look similar to a Golden Retriever, but I prefer to have something that is my Golden Retriever. With dog remembrance charms, you are getting a remembrance of your exact dog’s face. To me, that has much more meaning and should help you figure out how to remember your dog.
There are many ways that you can remember or honor a dog when they are no longer with you. There are many great dog memorial ideas if you decide you don’t want the dog charm or if you are looking for additional ideas.
Grieving for a dog takes time and everyone will handle it differently. Here are some tips for grieving the loss of a dog.
When I lost Hunter’s brother 2 years ago, is when I decided to start this dog website. It was my way of helping grieve him, and researching health issues to help dog owners or looking for the best dog products to help dogs live a better life has become very important to me. Since once in a while my dog’s photos make it on my website, I feel that they will always be around.
You will have to find what can help you get through the loss, but I completely understand your pain and I feel for you. Anyone who is a dog lover understands the pain someone feels when losing their dog.
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