Blog: Honouring Our Beloved Pets: Pet Remembrance Day on 5th July

Pet Remembrance Day, observed on 5th July, is a special occasion dedicated to honouring the memory of our cherished pets who have passed away. It is a time to reflect on the joy and companionship they brought into our lives and to celebrate their enduring legacy.

The Importance of Remembering Our Pets

Pets hold a unique place in our hearts. Their unconditional love, loyalty, and companionship enrich our lives in countless ways. Remembering them is an essential part of the healing process after they pass away. It allows us to cherish the memories we created together and to acknowledge the profound impact they had on our lives.

Ways to Remember Your Pet

  1. Create a Memory Book: Compile photos, stories, and mementoes of your pet in a special scrapbook.
  2. Plant a Tree or Flower: Planting something beautiful in your garden can be a lasting tribute to your pet.
  3. Light a Candle: Lighting a candle in your pet’s memory is a simple yet meaningful way to honour them.
  4. Share Stories: Talking about your pet with friends and family can help keep their memory alive.

Join Our Community

We invite you to join our Pet Remembrance Day activities. Share your stories, photos, and memories on social media using the hashtag #PetRemembranceDay. Together, we can celebrate the lives of our pets and support each other in our shared love for animals.


Pet Remembrance Day is a poignant reminder of the love and joy our pets bring into our lives. By remembering them, we honour their memory and acknowledge the special bond we shared. Whether through personal reflection or community events, there are many ways to keep their spirit alive.

Let’s come together on 5th July to celebrate and remember our beloved pets.

Share this article:
author avatar
Jacob Lloyd Executive Director
Jacob Lloyd is the Executive Director of Animal Welfare Investigations Project. He has experience in conducting covert investigations on organised animal cruelty. He is a Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator through the University of Missouri Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) in the United States.