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Honoring Our Canine Heroes: Memorial Day and the Healing Hearts Pet Loss Candle

Lori Davidson | 23 May, 2024

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Memorial Day is a time for us to honor and remember the brave souls who have served and sacrificed their lives for our country. While we often think of the courageous men and women in uniform, it's important to remember that many animals, especially dogs, have also played crucial roles in military service. This Memorial Day let's take a moment to honor our canine veterans who have given their lives in service.

Canine Heroes in Military Service

Dogs have served alongside soldiers in various capacities for centuries. They have been messengers, scouts, guards, and even therapy animals. Their loyalty, bravery, and incredible abilities have saved countless lives on the battlefield.

One such hero is Lucca, a German Shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix who served with the United States Marine Corps. Lucca completed over 400 missions during her six years of service and was responsible for the safety of countless Marines. Tragically, Lucca lost a leg while protecting her team from an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan. Though she survived, many canine heroes are not as fortunate, losing their lives in the line of duty.

Remembering Our Canine Veterans

As we honor the memory of our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, let's also remember the sacrifices made by military dogs like Lucca. Their bravery and unwavering dedication are a testament to the incredible bond between humans and animals.

At Pet Perennials, we understand the deep connection between pets and their owners. That's why we offer a range of sympathy gifts to help pet-centric businesses and individuals express their condolences when a beloved pet passes away. One of our most cherished products is the Healing Hearts Pet Loss Candle.

The Healing Hearts Pet Loss Candle

The Healing Hearts Pet Loss Candle is a beautiful way to honor the memory of a beloved pet. This soy wax candle features a hidden keepsake heart that is revealed as the wax melts away. Each heart (ten different heart keepsakes – one is randomly embedded in each candle) is tied to one of ten heartfelt messages, offering comfort and solace to those grieving the loss of their furry friend.

The legend card accompanying the candle lists these ten messages, providing a source of reflection and healing during a difficult time. Lighting this candle not only commemorates the life of a cherished pet but also serves as a symbol of the enduring love and memories they leave behind.

These messages, coupled with the gentle glow of the candle, create a comforting ambiance, making it a thoughtful and meaningful gift for anyone coping with the loss of a pet.


This Memorial Day, as we pay tribute to the brave men and women who have laid down their lives for our freedom, let's also remember the loyal and courageous canine veterans who have served alongside them. At Pet Perennials, we are dedicated to honoring the memory of all beloved pets with our sympathy gifts, including the Healing Hearts Pet Loss Candle.

Whether you are a pet-centric business looking to express your condolences or an individual seeking a way to remember a cherished pet, our products are designed to provide comfort and healing. Visit our consumer shop to explore our range of sympathy gifts and find the perfect way to honor the memory of your beloved pet. Businesses may register for a free Gift Perks account to access business pricing. Gift Perks selections include tiered pricing, gift wrap, pet themed sympathy card with your custom handwritten message, and shipping direct to the client’s doorstep.

This Memorial Day, let's light a candle for our fallen heroes, both human and canine, and remember the sacrifices they have made for us all.

Lori is co-founder of Pet Perennials and a lifelong animal lover. She currently resides in a small lake community with her two feline companions, Snookie and Pumpkin. Lori learned to ride a Western Saddle as a child and rode English as an adult. When her oldest daughter fell in love with horses as a young girl they eventually rescued a horse named Sugar and enjoyed time on the trails of NW PA. Her daughter's passion for horses continues and as an adult, she rescued a horse and in turn is now passing on her love of everything horse to her own daughter.

Pet Perennials offers a Gift Perks Service with all inclusive pricing for Pet-centric businesses to send thoughtful sympathy gifts to clients, family, and employees conveniently and affordably.

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