Written by Miranda Booher for the Green Burial Council. Read more about the author at the end of this article.
There comes a time in every pet owner’s life when you realize your furry friend doesn’t have much time left. They grow slower on their walks, develop age-related conditions, and don’t seem to enjoy life as much as they used to when they were a pup.
It’s difficult enough to process the grief of losing your pet. But then having to plan a funeral on top of that can feel like it’s too much to bear. To help ease the burden you’re carrying, we’ve put together a list of five green ways you can say a final goodbye to your dog while also being conscious of the environment.
1. Create a homemade nose print grave marker
Instead of purchasing a gravestone for your dog, think about creating a nose print grave marker at home. You can make one from mostly natural, sustainable materials and can be sure their final resting spot will never be forgotten.
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