“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big” – Erica Jong.In the short time that our beloved pets are with us, they become an important part of our family, giving us so many happy memories. The loss of such a companion can truly be heartbreaking. Here are five ways to honor the loss of a pet:Plant a Tree – Nurturing a living legacy everyday, is a truly memorable way to honor your pet. Let the legacy of the life of your pet live longer by planting a tree. Pick a spot in your garden, lawn or balcony and plant a tree. As the years pass on, you’ll be pleased to see the tree grow big and strong.Donate – You can always donate in cash or kind in your dog’s name to a shelter that helps in dog rescue. It serves to be a great tribute for your pet and goes on to help countless lives in dire need of help.