Inaugural Pet Loss Remembrance Walk – Honoring Our Bonds

September 9th is National Pet Memorial Day. In honor of this very special day, we at Summit Veterinary Referral Center are partnering with Slobbered Lens for an inaugural Pet Loss Remembrance Walk.

This remembrance walk will include a brief ceremony at 9:30 am to remember and honor our beloved animal family members, followed by a walk through the woods at China Lake Nature Area. Come be with humans who can appreciate your loss and how it has impacted your life; you are welcome to find kindred spirits through conversation or quietly observe and reflect in nature.

These monthly walks are brought to you by a partnership between Summit Veterinary Referral Center and Slobbered Lens. Rachel Wright, a veterinary social worker with Summit, facilitates the ceremony and offers gentle guidance in establishing rituals and individual grief journeys. Shannon MacFarlane, the owner and artist of Slobbered Lens, provides tools to preserve the stories of these incredible creatures who change our lives.

Event Details

When: Sunday, 9/9/18 – 9:30 am – 11 am

Where: China Lake Park – 1811 S. Shirley St., Tacoma, WA 98465

This event is free, and both child and dog friendly. We invite you to bring a picture or special memento of your beloved animal family member for our ceremony. 

For more information, and to RSVP:  please contact Rachel Wright at or 253.983.1114

Sept Remembrance Walk flyer

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