What to Do When a Friend Loses a Pet | Do Say Give

What to Do When a Friend Loses a Pet


We are often asked what to do when a friend or loved one loses a pet, how to comfort them during that time and honor the loss of what many consider to be a part of their family. We wanted to put together a guide for gift ideas that will bring comfort to anyone who is grieving the loss of their pet; gifts that will help your loved one cherish their pet’s memory forever. From custom portraits to donations in their pet’s name, there are plenty of ideas that will help your friend in their grieving. And remember: Nothing can top a heartfelt, handwritten note of sympathy. 

Shop some of our gift recommendations below, and if you’re looking for additional ideas our Sympathy Guide has plenty of thoughtful gifts, too!

Gift a personalized Christmas ornament of their sweet pet.
You can never go wrong with a handwritten sympathy note.
Make a donation to American Humane in honor of their pet.
A custom portrait is a beautiful way of remembering their furry friend.

A precious mug. Pick from a wide selection of dog illustrations.
A beautiful and thoughtful gift they can plant in their backyard.
They will surely cherish this sweet picture frame.
Gift the sound of gentle music with this wind chime.

A thoughtful gift to send to a grieving family with young children.
A precious dog-bone charm would be perfect for a tween or teen.
A mini custom watercolor portrait would make a sweet gift for tweens and teens.
Another sweet gift for a child. Just add a favorite photo.

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