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10-7-19 Granite Photo Pet Memorial Marker Size Medium Beautiful Marker for Our Beautiful Girl - I wish I could show you this stone. It turned out so beautiful, it would make you cry. The engraving and placement of our girls picture is perfect. It could not be better and the stone will be placed at Bubbling Wells, a beautiful pet cemetery in Napa Ca. Thank you Steve for your help and the fast turn around time. Don and Victoria Archibald

8-26-19 Value Medium White Pet Casket My Emmy Lou is out of pain, now in heaven - I had to leave her in the Vet's freezer because I couldn't find a casket where I live. I had to go online, which I usually don't do. I found what I was looking for at Pets We Loved. Steve was great. I ordered it on Monday and it got here by Wednesday. The casket looked great and the seal tape impressed me. I wasn't able to pick her up at the Vet so my friends went to pick her up. Steve suggested the Vet could help with putting the seal tape on the casket. Cheryl Jackson

8-24-19 Deluxe Gold Large Pet Casket One Of Those Things You Wish You Never Had To Use - But when you do, you want the best for your loved family member. I didn't even take it out of the box for a few weeks because I instinctively knew the day I did I would have to use it. So I waited, hoping, praying that the situation would change. But when it didn't and my precious dog passed, I was so glad to know I was prepared. He fit into it beautifully and he looked adorable and at peace. It was well constructed and carried him from the veterinary office to the cemetery without a problem. It held up as they filled in the grave. And I rest well knowing he had a comfy place to rest in an airtight and well constructed container. It was a fair price for a good product. Delivery was overnight. What more could you possibly ask? PL Sorensen

7-28-19 Standard Blue Small Pet Casket A nice inexpensive pet casket - A great place to purchase a pet casket for your loved one , they offer speedy delivery and answer emails quickly to accommodate customers in a time of need.We will be ordering another casket when our cat spike leaves us. N/A

My Pet has died but we are not ready for a Funeral

Many of my customers encounter the situation that their pet has suddenly passed away and they were not able to make prior arrangements for a burial. They often have the pets at their home and need to secure them immediately so they can hold the funeral. Based on many of these discussions with our customers, here are a few suggestions. 

The easiest option is to choose cremation for your pet. The crematories can usually pick up a pet quickly and hold the pet until they are able to perform the cremation. The pet is than returned in a container about 5-7 working days later. If you prefer not to cremate, there are other options when holding a pet for a burial. You should easily find a local crematory in your local yellow pages, internet search or a call to your Vet.

The best option, if you have a Veterinarian, is to ask them to hold the pet in their cold storage until final arrangements can be made. Nearly every Vet will have such facilities and are typically more than happy to help, especially if they have been caring for the pet already. This will give you time to purchase a casket or make arrangements at a pet cemetery.

If your pet is small, like a cat or small dog, keeping them in a home freezer would provide a few days to obtain a casket or make arrangements. The pet should be wrapped well in plastic and all other food should be removed. This really should only be done if you have a spare freezer. I’m not sure I would do this myself but I have had customers successfully use this method.

A few customers that have lost pets in the dead of winter, when the ground is frozen solid, have wrapped their pets and sealed them in either a non-biodegradable Pet Casket or a store bought plastic storage container. They would then be kept in an unheated shed or garage until the spring. Pet owners that were not comfortable keeping them in the house freezer used this method for their larger animals. An actual Pet Casket is the preferred method as they provide an air and watertight seal that will preserve the pet better than a store bought container. No matter how cold the winter is, it would not be advisable to remove the pet in the spring and to just bury the sealed pet casket or container.

And by no means should a pet be kept in a home, sealed in casket or not, it could be a significant health hazard to you and your family. Please do not take that risk.

The last option is the most difficult. If you are up for a challenge, we have an article on how to thaw the ground in order to have a winter burial. It will take a while but the customer that explained the process swears it works. It just takes time, persistence and some elbow grease. 

Well, I hope we could provide some options when faced with this type of situation. If you have another option, please let us know and we’ll pass it along.

 

Thank you,

Steve

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