The Pet Memory Project is a collection of memories, stories, and drawings created by people just like you, who have also lost a pet and are grieving deeply.  This is a project by our parent company, PetCloud (www.petcloud.pet). If you don’t know, PetCloud is a platform for grief counseling for those who have lost a pet.

Your feelings of guilt, anger, regret, sadness, isolation, and heartbreak are normal.  You have lost someone irreplaceable in your life. Don’t keep your feelings bottled up.  Sharing your story is the first step toward healing.  Share it with us and our community of like-minded people who also understand what it is like to love and lose.  

We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in the world – the company of those who have known suffering.”

~Helen Keller

How to Submit Your Own

  1. Purchase one or more of our Memory Postcards to be sent to you.
  2. Download the FREE Pet Memory Project PDF, print it out, and create your memory.
  3. Scan and Email your creations and photos to:
    submit@petmemoryproject.com
  4. Mail your memory to us:
    P.O. Box 15931 
    San Francisco, CA 94115

NOTE: You can mail us photos, notes, drawings, artwork, and anything else you want, but we cannot send them back to you.

Anything you send will become public and displayed publicly worldwide forever!! Please don’t send us anything that is overly sensitive, private, self-identifiable, or other people’s stories and memories. We reserve the right to use these images for promotional and marketing material for the Pet Memory Project and other websites owned and operated by PetCloud.

*Be sure to familiarize yourself with our Community Guidelines. These are set to ensure a safe, constructive environment for all.

Tips:

Turn Off The Outside World
When you are ready and when you can spend one or more hours without interruption: Write, draw, or create whatever is on your heart today.

Let Your Emotions Be Okay
This can be an emotional experience and there is a lot of temptation to run from your pain, to not say what you need to, or to worry about what other people will think about what you create.  Let your tears flow.  Free yourself from these emotions that you have been holding back.  

To Start:
Writing is hard for a lot of people, so you are not alone there. You can start with “My Dearest…”, and just let the words flow. Here are some more writing prompts:

  • What is your favorite memory?
  • How did you choose their name?
  • Did they rescue you or did you rescue them?
  • If you had one more day with them, what would you do?

If you are still having trouble, try drawing a picture of a memory you two had together. There is no judgement on this site about “bad” artwork; none of us are professional artists, or writers.