Corpus Christi, Texas (PressExposure) August 12, 2008 -- During 2006 the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association projected that during the next five years more than 60 percent of pet owners would purchase a memorial at the time of their petâs death. While most pet owners choose cremation, others elect to bury their pet at local pet cemeteries or on their private property.
In response to pet ownersâ wish to memorialize a pet, Everlife Memorials--one of the leading Internet providers of funeral and cemetery memorial products at http://www.everlifememorials.com now offers a full line of pet memorials designed to honor a loved petâs memory.
âMost owners choose to cremate their pets. With more people choosing cremation as an option for themselves for either health or religious reasons, it overflows to the decision making process when it comes to the death of their pet,â said Joseph J. McCabe, president of Everlife Memorials. âOwners will select urnsâfrom brass to porcelainâor cremation memorials with their petâs photo on it, to hold the ashes. Some owners also want to have their pet close to their heart forever, and purchase a piece of pet cremation jewelry which holds a small amount of their petâs ash in a pendant.â
Other owners still choose to bury their pets either at pet cemeteries or at home.
âThe number of pet cemeteries has grown to over 800 nationwide, and many owners will bury their pet in a plot at the cemetery,â said McCabe. âThe owners will purchase satin-line caskets and include their petâs favorite toy, leash or collar with them. And theyâll select grave markers or headstones that have a photo or etching of their pet on it, and sometimes a loving epitaph.â
Most owners also choose to remember their pet at home, keeping their favorite items, photos and more in keepsake boxes.
âPets have long been a part of our lives. Many are considered to be members of the family and as such are deserving of the same attention both in life and in death,â said McCabe. âPet memorials pay tribute to a cherished pet, honoring them and celebrating their life.â
Everlife Memorialsâ pet memorials include urns, cremation jewelry, grave markers, headstones, cremation memorials, caskets, laser-engraved plaques, ceramic pictures and memorial accessories including keepsake boxes, photo frames and ornaments.