Margot Ahlquist, Creator of Pawbituary and her dog Toby.
Margot Ahlquist, Creator of Pawbituary and her dog Toby.

Over the years, I have experienced a lot of loss like many of you have. The loss of pets, people and relationships.

Out of all of these, the loss that hurt the deepest was when the dog I grew up with, Marty passed away.

There is not enough room on this page to detail the 15 years of love, laughs and lessons Marty imparted on my life. To say this dog had a huge impact on me is an understatement.

After his death, I wished there was another way to remember him besides his container of ashes and some old pictures.

I would journal about my feelings and how much I missed Marty but I felt so alone.

Whenever I met someone who lost an animal that meant everything to them, I felt like I could breathe again.

However, these meetings were few and far between.

As the years passed, the topic of coping with the loss of a pet has become near and dear to my heart.

I have watched many people I know and those I don’t know turn to social media to announce their pet’s death, tell his or her life story, then as time goes by post photos, thoughts, grief-filled questions, poems, more photos, death anniversary remembrances and much more.

With Pawbituary, all of these most important musings are in one place which cannot be lost in the bustle of a social media newsfeed yet can still be easily shared with whoever you want.

Just as you might visit your pet’s favorite park or his or her grave marker, Pawbituary is your digital touchstone when it comes to your pet’s memory.

It is my mission to make Pawbituary a welcoming and safe place for all pet lovers who have lost a pet.

With Compassion,

Margot Ahlquist
Creator, Pawbituary

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

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