When your pet passes over the rainbow bridge, it’s hard to say goodbye.
They truly are family members, and the house seems a little more empty without them scampering around.
Davenport Memorial Glass have found a way that you can keep their memory in your home forever, though, and it’s an adorable idea.
The company create the keepsakes using a small amount of your pet’s ashes, and they look like a little paw print.
You can also get paw imprint pendants made of the same material, and have yours mounted to put on your mantelpiece.
Prices start from $99 (£76), and you send around a spoonful of ashes to the company before they start the work.
You do have to be careful about how you send the ashes, as certain postal services won’t accept them, and it’s preferred to get a tracking number so they don’t get lost. Davenport will return any unused ashes to you the same way.
Colours available are Maple Syrup, Pomegranate, Terps, Sunset Slyme, Green Stardust, Blue Stardust, Purple Lollipop, Pink Lollipop, and NS Yellow.
Custom orders are also available, so you can speak with the makers (based in North Idaho) and work with them to design something as unique as your pet.
Pet proof your house. To keep your pet healthy you should research what household products and foods can harm your pet. Make sure these are kept in secure locations so your pet cannot get into them.
Their website states: ‘Our goal is to physically capture a moment, to create a keepsake that brings back a memory. Nothing will compare to the time spent with your loved one, but we hope to aid in treasuring them and remembering the precious time you had together. Thank you for all the trust you have put into what we do. We greatly appreciate you’.