Memorial Pet Reefs
Memorial Reefs International is now offering Pet Reefs- a unique resting place for your companion animals. Pet Reefs are an ecological way to respectfully honor your precious pets. Their living legacy begins with the addition of their cremated remains within a Memorial Reef, which is then placed in our Florida or New Jersey undersea memorial garden dedicated specifically for pets. The surface of the memorial is textured to allow adhesion of coral polyps, while its hollow center shelters fish and other marine animals. Our memorials help to restore our oceans’ reef ecosystems. Engineered to last for centuries, your pet’s reef will provide significant marine life and coral growth for generations to come.
Arrange an individual or private cremation for your pet through your veterinarian or local Gateway provider. Remains from previously cremated pets are also welcome. You can choose to include all or some of your pet’s cremated remains to be put into the memorial. Alternatively, we can build and dedicate Memorial Reefs to honor pets without containing their cremated remains.
Select and order your pet’s Memorial Reef at the bottom of this webpage. Pet Reefs
are an ecological way to memorialize your pet. Send your pet’s cremated remains to Memorial Reefs International. When we receive your pet’s cremated remains, we will use them to build a Memorial Reef Ball using specialized concrete rated to last over 500 years.
Your pet’s Memorial Reef is then taken by boat to the site where it will become a home for abundant marine life. The textured surface attracts coral polyps, and the hollow interior provides shelter for fish, octopus, lobster, mussels, and anemones. Once we have placed your pet’s Memorial Reef in our undersea garden, we will send you the specified documents and photos confirming the placement of your pet’s memorial and any keepsake items you may have ordered.
Your Beloved Pet Becomes an Underwater Living Reef
When a beloved pet passes on, it can be hard to know what to do. Cremation is the leading choice for pet parents. But what to do with the cremated remains? Some scatter cremated remains in nature or leave the urn on a mantelpiece, but what if you could create a living legacy for your pet that supports marine life for generations to come?
A Home Beneath the Waves
A better place for your pet’s cremated remains may be beneath the waves!
At Memorial Reefs International, our specially designed memorial reefs turn cremated remains into living, thriving coral environments. We are proud to now offer this service for your pets, too!
What better way to continue the cycle of life, to give back the energy and life-force your beloved pet once gave you, than by committing their remains to benefit endangered animals?
Already fragile due to their sensitive biology, coral is dying off at a record pace due to rising ocean temperatures. Pet memorials help coral communities, fish, and other marine life to adapt and survive.
In the current climate and ecological crisis, there are few tangible ways for individuals to help. Memorialization of your pet is one of those ways. When you choose a memorial reef for your pet, you’re helping one of the most important and endangered environments on Earth.
These Memorial Reefs also contribute to ecological awareness, as children and other family members will love talking about these unique memorials. The treasured memories of your pet will sparkle even more when you make them part of a beautiful reefscape.
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Create a living legacy for your precious companion animal by ordering one of these sustainable pet memorial reefs today. Support coral reefs and give your pet a resting place that truly honors their spirit.
Memorial Reefs International
View our options below
Companion Memorial Reef
$49 per pet
Includes many pets per Memorial. This is an appropriate choice for a pet parent with a limited budget, but also a desire to memorialize their pets in an impactful way while helping the environment. This option does not include a plaque.
Pack Memorial Reef
$599 per pet
Free your beloved pet to “run with the pack.” We will add your pet’s cremated remains with 9 others and engrave each pet’s name on one bronze plaque attached to the memorial. Our lowest-cost personal memorial. This option includes the pet’s name on the shared plaque.
Individual Memorial Reef
The cremated remains of your pet will be placed in an Individual Memorial Reef affixed with a custom bronze plaque. This memorial can also serve as a single final resting place for the ashes of multiple companion animals from the same family, depending on weight. This option provides you the greatest benefit to the environment and includes a personalized plaque that you can help design to uniquely honor your beloved pet(s).
*All packages include a Keepsake Certificate, photo, and GPS coordinates of the Memorial Pet Reef.