Where to Begin

Where to Begin

A pet's passing can be overwhelming, but you are not alone in this. We’re here to support you throughout this journey and make this process one of love, healing, and life celebration.

Even if your pet has been enduring a long illness, and death is inevitable, nobody is truly prepared. More often than you would think, people haven’t given any thought to how they need to handle their pet. Here are some suggestions for you.

If your pet passes at home the first thing to do is place some plastic or a tarp on the floor, next place a towel or blanket on top of that. You can then place your dog or your dog & dog bed on top. This will help to protect your flooring from any fluid that may leak and make it easier to move your pet after they have passed. Some families place this in a box or bind to bring their pet in or simply carry them as well. There is no right or wrong it is based on how comfortable you feel caring or transporting your pet. Finally, make a phone call to us and we will set an appointment for you to come is as soon as possible. This is usually within hours of your dogs passing and is based primarily on your schedule.

If your pet passes at the veterinarians office know that you have options on your cremations choices. Upon choosing us let your vet know who we are and that you will be bringing your pet to us or we will be coming to pick your pet up. If you wish for us to pick you pet up please make sure you call us to do so, the vet will not. If you have a scheduled euthanization appointment with your vet please make us the next phone call so that we can serve you immediately follow the procedure.

What to Expect When We Meet

Upon arriving at our facility you will be guided to our visitation room where you and your family will be able to spend time with your pet. This time is for you to say you're finial good byes and create a meaningful customized service for your pet. Poems, music photos are welcome and can help you through this process. You have this room available to you for 1/2hr and can be reserved for longer but please let us know this need in advance. If you choose our witnessing option you will have this room to yourself or with your family until the process has completed and you are able to take the ashes home with you. Before the cremation takes place we walk you through the process but we ask you to guide us on how much or how little information you need. Our large viewing window allows for a clear and transparent facility. You will also be asked to sign the authorization form and payment is due at the time of service.

We do have a selection of urn and jewelry on site for you to select from. Also our online web store is available as well.

We offer baked clay paw print for your pet at an additional fee and each is size appropriate to your pet. We never charge for ink paw prints or hair clippings.

The Pet Loss Support Page

Cherished Pets Remembered Pet Crematorium
Phone: (800) 497-4901
7861 S. 88th Ave., Justice, IL 60458

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