Our Dog Ace

About K9 Memorials

K9 Memorials is a small family business dedicated to the owners' two dogs, Ace & Goober.  We started the business when we were dealing with our own grief after losing Ace in 2015.  

We create custom, made-to-order pet memorials for dogs and cats.  Our hope is the memorial we make for you, looks like your pet.  It may only be a silhouette of your beloved family member, but each time you walk by the memorial, you have a loving reminder of your fur baby.  

Bob Landwerlen is part of a family machine shop and when he needed a grave marker, decided to make one of his own for Goober.  Sandi has over 20 years experience in customer service and sales.  When we lost Ace in 2015, we decided to combine our talents and launch K9 Memorials as a business to provide a way for others to remember beloved canines and felines. All memorials are proudly made in Shelbyville, Indiana.


85 different dog breeds and 12 cat poses to choose from


Vacationing without your pets, how do you manage it?

February 24, 2016

We recently took a vacation with a group of friends, all pet owners.  We each had to find a way to manage our pet family members' care while we were away, as we were going out of the country and it wasn't realistic to take them with us.  So with very different needs, we each made different choices.  My mom offered to take care of our elderly cat, Ollie.  She loves her grand-cat and I love knowing Ollie is safe and happy while I'm away.  Our newer kitten was placed in the care of my father-in-law.  The kitten, Sir Purrington, is mostly a barn cat, but accustomed to being inside at night.  Dad generously made sure on the cold nights...

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Choosing to be ready for our next dog...

January 29, 2016

How do you resist such a face?  My husband, Bob, and I are talking about our next dog.  I don't know how we'll decide, but for me, I wish I could adopt all the dogs who need a home.  I follow our local animal shelter, The Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter and see the stories of dogs who were surrendered and wonder, how could some give up a part of their family. For me, it would be liking giving up a limb.  I loved our boy Ace and still miss him every day.  There were things we did together like clock work and now the time passes and the activity seems so much emptier.  Simple, daily things, like filling the bird...

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