Pet Services

PET SERVICES

Coping with the loss of a pet is difficult. We understand how deeply it can affect you and your family. A small memorial service for your departed animal can be a healing and cathartic act, and we can help you give your beloved pet the dignified farewell and attention that he or she deserves.

Contact us to learn more about our online catalog for memorial products.



PRIVATE CREMATION

Individual — or private — cremation is a process where only one pet is present in the cremation chamber, similar to the process used for human cremations. After cremation, we remove your pet's cremated remains from the chamber and return them to you in an urn of your choice..

To simplify the experience of pet cremation, we've created all-inclusive packages to help you determine what will be best for your family.

Basic Pet Cremation Tribute: $500 - this includes transportation to our crematory, the cremation fee, and wood urn. Cremated remains will be returned within 5-7 business days.

Standard Pet Cremation Tribute: $750 - this includes transportation to our crematory, the cremation fee, a personalized pet urn from our online catalog, and use of our facilities for up to one hour of a private farewell. Cremated remains will be returned within 3-5 business days.

Guardian Pet Cremation Tribute: $1,000 - this includes transportation to our crematory, the cremation fee, a personalized pet urn from our online catalog, and use of our facilities for up to one hour of a private farewell, and a sterling silver Buddy paw print key chain. Cremated remains will be returned within 1-3 business days.

**The above packages do not include transportation from the pet's home or vet's office, Weekend, Holiday, or After-Hours fees**

Contact us to learn more about our personalized urn options.

Other available options include: Transportation - A home or veterinarian office transportation fee of $150.00 will be applied for transports requiring one staff member. For pets weighting 70 pounds or more, two staff members may be required, and a fee of $250 will be applied.

After Hours Fee - An after-hours fee of $150 will be applied to all removals after 5:00 pm - 8:00 am.

Weekend Fee - A weekend fee of $200 will be applied to all services and removals between the hours of 5:00 pm on Friday until 8:00 am Monday morning.

Special Requests - If you have any special requests (i.e.: clipping your pet's hair, removing and returning bedding, securing a clay paw print, etc.) a $50 fee may be applied.





TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

Whether in your home or through your local veterinarian, we will transport your pet upon request. Your pet may be taken into our care at any specified time of your choosing and location.



PRIVATE BURIAL

Some families today choose a traditional burial method for their pet. We provide individual pet burials at our cemetery, Bestgate Memorial Park, or at a location of your choosing. We accomodate private burial sites, such as personal land, along with the tasks necessary for burial to take place. This may or may not include, opening/closing of grave site, marking of grave site, casket and custom memorialization (monument or marker).

COMPASSION EXTENDED

"A few short weeks ago, my husband and I said goodbye to a very dear member of our family, our Golden Retriever, Bear. He had been with us for almost 12 years and his death was devastating to us. But I want to tell you about a service that we used that helped to soften the blow. You came to our home that night to take our Bear from us. You came to our door wearing a suit and tie, and when I commented on the attire, he said that our pets deserve as much respect and dignity as a person. He brought in a pet stretcher that had a nice clean covering on it, and as he placed our dog on the stretcher, he spoke to him the whole time. He assured him that he was going to be safe and that he would not be alone in the funeral home that night before going on to the next step. We escorted the stretcher out to the van that was used for pet removal from the home, and as he turned around, he held his hands out to us and offered his sincere condolences for our loss. Of course, my husband and I were fighting back the sobs. But as the vehicle pulled off into the night, we somehow felt serene in the midst of our sorrow. For those of you who read this that do not feel the same love for pets as we do, this may seem very frivilous and rediculous. But we have never, ever been so moved."

~ Brian and Lisa Cook

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