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7-8-18 Cat Silhouette Pet Memorial Marker I have been using Pets We Loved Markers for a couple of years and have always been pleased with the quality and designs. They are highly acclaimed by all who see them. Francesca Poisson

6-19-18 Value Medium White Pet Casket I lost my precious Misty suddenly on 6/10 and had to purchase a coffin for her. The service was wonderful--it was here in 3 days and it is beautiful. It seals beautifully and is a real tribute to her short 5 years with me. Thank you for providing this product. Diane Alberigi

6-6-18 20 Deluxe Pet Casket Size Small We love our pets, and have a pet cemetery on our property. When we lose one, it's like losing a close friend. I loved this little casket for my 15 year old chihuahua friend, Jose. I loved the covered bed, pillow, and an additional pretty coverlet to cover him after we said goodbye. It shipped quickly as we were approaching the last days. Good product, good company. Nancy Bertine

5-21-18 Cat Mini Arch Pet Memorial Marker This is the 5th Memorial I have ordered. It arrived on time, within budget and the company emailed me letting me know that the order had been received, shipped and delivered. The prices are extremely good and the product is excellent. Jacquelyne Hill

4-23-18 VIP Pet Casket Pink or Blue size Medium We ordered this casket for our sweet baby fur daughter last Saturday- she passed away last Monday. We ordered it the Saturday before because we knew it was not long before she passed. This casket came in perfect condition and was absolutely wonderful. It was beautiful, well-made, sturdy, and beyond perfect for our darling little puppy angel. I was so proud of it. Thank you for the time and the thoughtfulness that you put into it- We do not have children and so our fur babies are our life. It was heartbreaking but your casket helped with some of the pain. I highly recommend. Love you all. Michelle

Pet Owners Have Options when a Pet Is Lost

My customers often ask me about options in burying their pets. Sometimes they aren't able to ask their Veterinarian so the pet owners are often confused about what to do. Typically when a pet passes away, there are 4 general options.

Cremation – a pet owner can choose either an individual or communal cremation. Most people choose the individual service, which is more expensive, but it ensures their pet's ashes are not mixed with those of another pet. The ashes are returned to the pet owner in typically 5-7 days and often in a decorative tin or basic urn. There is also communal cremation, where multiple pets are cremated at the same time. Ashes are typically not returned and are often spread over a garden or responsibly handled by the crematory.  Many pet crematories offer private viewings as well. Ask your Vet if this is something your interested in.


Country Burial - This may be called different things in different areas of the country but it’s basically when deceased pets are buried in a mass grave at an approved site. The Veterinarian will usually assist in taking the pet and working with the site owners to pickup the animal. This is a fairly economical option but may not sit well with most folks.  Due to impact on the environment, this is increasingly being phased out as an option but still may be offered in more rural parts of the country.

Burial at a Pet Cemetery – Most pet cemeteries I know do a nice job of setting the animal down and maintaining the plot so family and friends can visit. The cemetery will provide burial options including plot size, location and the type of caskets available. A good pet cemetery should take the time to go over all this information and not rush you through the process. Be aware that this is often the most expensive option. Fees for the plot and casket could range from several hundred to several thousand dollars and many pet cemeteries charge annual maintenance fees. You can visit the IAOPCC website (International Association Of Pet Cemeteries & Crematories) for a list of cemeteries in your area that are part of this organization at
http://www.iaopc.com/

Home Burial – Probably the most common and least expensive option. Pet owners often choose to keep their pets on their property. Many pets are simply set down wrapped in a favorite blanket or in a home made or purchased pet casket. Be aware that local cities and towns may have regulation against such burial so you may want to check with them first before choosing this option. There are many choices in burying at home, providing the greatest level of flexibility in how it’s done. This includes purchasing a wood or non-biodegradeable pet casket, having a burial marker made, planting a memorial garden, etc. It may be a better option when there are small children in the house as well. They can be more involved in the preparation, ceremony and care of the site. This can often help in the grieving process. There are many options for pet caskets. At
http://www.petsweloved.com/, we can help with many of these products.

Don’t hesitate to ask your Veterinarian to explain the current options when a pet has passed away. They have spent years caring for your pets and they should be just as much help when they pass on.