Here at Summers Memorials, we have been crafting beautiful pet memorials through our partner company, Rest Easy Pet Memorials, since 2021, although our extensive experience with memorial craftsmanship stretches way back to 1906. We understand the pain of losing a pet, which is why we offer perfectly bespoke memorials to honour your departed friend.
When a pet passes away you can be left with an enormous feeling of loss that some people may not understand. If you would find comfort in having something to remember your pet by, why not lay a pet memorial stone or pet memorial plaque in their final resting place. This can be a powerful way to honour your pet, and it gives you somewhere to visit to remember all the fond memories.
We understand how precious pets are to you, and we deal with any enquires with the greatest of respect. We offer the highest quality pet memorials in the UK, with an endless scope of design possibilities available.
What are pet memorials?
Just as we have a gravestone for a loved one who has passed away, a pet memorial is a marker for a departed furry friend. A pet memorial is a stone or plaque of the highest quality natural material, engraved with an inscription of your choice. This memorial inscription could just be your pet’s name, a short quote or even just a symbol such as a paw print or name tag.
Some people like to put a picture on their pet’s memorial and we also offer a service in which you can get an image finely engraved in to the stone.
Through Rest Easy Pet Memorials, we also offer a range of pet funeral products, including pet coffins, pet caskets and pet urns.
Materials Used for Pet Memorials
While all of our materials are suitable for both exterior and interior use, some are more suited for exteriors like a gardens or farm. Our expert team can recommend which material best suits your style of memorial. Take a look at some of our material options below:
Quarried in the valleys of North Wales, the minerals Pyrite and Quartz are commonly present within this slate, creating a beautiful finish. A perfect material for both exterior and interior use with its distinctive ‘Blue-Black’ colour. Welsh Slate has the highest quality engraving for inscription & logo designs alike, looking attractive when painted or gilded.
As one of our most popular stone choices, Portland Stone’s distinctive finish is a favoured option for external locations and a great option for exterior signage. Distinctive for its high fossilised content, Portland Stone often shows visible examples of fossilised shellfish and quartz crystals, deriving from the Jurassic period.
A variety of Sandstone quarried in the heart of Yorkshire, this sedimentary stone is known for its rich tones, tight grain and the high quartz mineral content. A wonderfully versatile material that engraves beautifully, this stone is highly durable, a suitable stone choice for both exterior and interior use. Often used for commemorative plaques and house signs, York Stone is frequently left natural when engraved to create a timeless and classic appearance.
Black Granite is a distinctively durable material. Its tight grain allows for a detailed and high quality engraving and looks particularly beautiful when gilded with our gold leaf. Made up of an array of mineral inclusions including Mica, Feldspar & Quartz, Black Granite can be honed or polished to enhance these attractive inclusions and textures.
Styles and Shapes of Pet Memorials
The style, size and shape of your per memorial will all depend on your personal preferences, although we’re happy to guide you step by step and offer all the information you need. Below are the three most popular shapes for pet memorials, but we can make your memorial as bespoke as you like. For example, dog memorials are generally larger than cat memorials, but this is all personal preference.
Other Types of of Pet Memorials
Your pet memorial can be as simple or bespoke as you would like. We love a challenge so if you have an idea and think it wouldn’t be achievable, run it past us and you will be surprised at what is possible.
We offer a vast range of materials and techniques, and we can even install it for you (if needed). Our extremely talented in-house team and skilled artists coupled with the latest machinery & technology, allows us to achieve stunning results.
All pets have their own quirky personalities, so why not show this in their final resting place.
How to Maintain Your Pet’s Memorial Stone
All the materials we use are very durable and should stand the test of time, but we understand accidents happen and for that reason we do offer memorial insurance if needed.
Cleaning your pets memorial stone should be relatively easy, and we can guide you through this once you have chosen the material, we can then also give you some pointers of what products to use and what ones not to use that would damage the stone.