There are a few options available:
- You can always prearrange and prefund your pets arrangements in advance.
- If cost is an issue, you can always change your package to best suit your financial needs.
- Talk to our pet coordinator about cremation options- these can be much less expensive depending on your choices.
Viewing is a part of many cultural and ethnic traditions. Many grief specialists believe that viewing aids the grief process by helping the bereaved recognize the reality of death. Viewing is encouraged for children, as long as the process is explained and the activity is voluntary.
With cremation, your options are numerous. The cremains can be interred in a cemetery plot, i.e., earth burial, retained by a family member, usually in an urn, scattered on private property, or at a place that was significant to the deceased. (It would always be advisable to check for local regulations regarding scattering in a public place-your funeral director can help you with this.)
Today, there are many different types of memorial options from which to choose. Memorialization is a time-honored tradition that has been practiced for centuries. A memorial serves as a tribute to a life lived and provides a focal point for remembrance, as well as a record for future generations. The type of memorial you choose is a personal decision. The limit is set only by your imagination.
You might choose ground burial of the urn. If so, you may usually choose either a bronze memorial or monument. Alsoavailable at many cemeteries are cremation niches in columbariums. They offer the beauty of a mausoleum setting with the benefits of above ground placement of remains. Many cemeteries also offer scattering gardens. This area of a cemetery offers the peacefulness of a serene garden where family and friends can come and reflect.
Burial in your backyard is the most common method of disposing of remains. Cremation is increasingly selected because it allows the family to keep their pet with them if they move or do not like the idea of ground burial. It also allows for the memorial service to be held at a more convenient time in the future when relatives and friends can come together.
A funeral service followed by cremation need not be any different from a funeral service followed by a burial. Usually, cremated remains are placed in urn before being committed to a final resting place. The urn may be buried, or interred in a special urn garden that many cemeteries provide for cremated remains. The remains may also be scattered, according to state law.
If you request immediate assistance, yes. There is a $50 charge for after hours and weekends. If the family wishes to spend a short time with the deceased to say good-bye, that’s perfectly acceptable. Our pet coordinator will come when your time is right.
The pet coordinator will help coordinate arrangements with you, your vet, or hospital.
You may be asked the following questions at the time:
- Birth Date
- Date of Death
- Full Name of Pet
- Any Other Inscription for Plaque
- What is Color Choice of Box
- Would you Like a Picture Holder
- Do you Want Plaque on Top or Side
Gather obituary information you want to include such as age, place of birth, list of survivors in immediate family, favorite toy, palymates, hobbies and favorite things your pet liked to do. Include time and place of services. The family is encouraged to write article and we will place online with photo.