After embalming the eight-year-old dog, the Punzalans had a small white casket made for her festooned with flowers and other decorations. Her wake lasted for two days and viewed by friends and family. Pictures of Pepper's wake were also shared online for other pet lovers to see.
Pepper's interment took place three days after her death and it was definitely a sight to see.
“We didn't expect the outpour of love from animal lovers who saw Pepper’s funeral,” said Dhanielyn who explained to those who didn't agree that there were times when they provided free funeral services to the less fortunate, so “what more to pets who are part of the family.”
Pepper's final resting place would not be disturbed anymore, said Dhanielyn. She's the third family dog to be honored in this manner. “First time was with our English Bulldog who died 12 years ago, followed by our Mastiff three years later,” Dhanielyn added.
When Pepper's funeral video went viral, Dhanielyn said she received inquiries from those who want the same kind of service when their pets die. She said they can accommodate them although their service is really designed for humans.
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