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Pet Services

From private cremations to memorializations, we offer a wide variety of services to honor the life of your lost companion.

Private Cremations

We provide only private cremations to ensure that only the cremains of your pet are returned to you. When we meet with each individual or family, either for pre-need or at the time of their pet’s death, we discuss whether to bury or return the cremains in an urn to the pet parent.

When the cremation is complete, the inside of the crematory is brushed and all traces of ash are removed.  Nothing is inside the crematory except your pet unless you have specified that a favorite blanket or toy be cremated at the same time.

We offer a wide range of memorialization options.


What we do not provide

Communal or Group Cremation  

Although few veterinarians, their staff or the companies they use will admit to it, this is the service that the majority of pets will end up with—despite the wishes of the owners. This procedure typically involves the mass collection of pets in a van or box truck (that comes only once a week to vet clinics) without any special handling , followed by incineration. The ashes or the entire un-incinerated body are disposed of, the majority of the time at a landfill. Many people have no objections to this service as it provides a simple disposal option. However, it will often be described as mass, routine or communal cremation, but has little to do with the correct procedure for those services. The situation is not helped by veterinarians and staff using the term cremation rather than incineration so as to not upset their clients. We do not recommend this method as there is no guarantee your pet will be handled individually or that you would be guaranteed return of the actual ashes.


Cremation Options


Remembrance Package: $395.00

Package Includes: 

• Use of one of our comfortable viewing rooms to say goodbye if desired.

• Private individual cremation

• Return of your pet’s cremains in a temporary container

• Memorial Ornament


Keepsake Package: $495.00

Package Includes:

• Use of one of our comfortable viewing rooms to say goodbye if desired.

• Private individual cremation

• Return of your pet’s cremains in a keepsake line urn

• Memorial Ornament

Weight Classification Fees:

For pets in the following weight classifications, these additional cremation charges will be added to the above packages accordingly:

26-50 lbs. $50.00

51-100 lbs. $75.00

101-150 lbs. $100.00

Above 151 lbs. $200.00

You may add a marker, which is not included in the pricing above, from many available choices. 

Transfer of your pet to our facility is available for an additional charge.

For your convenience, MasterCard and Visa payments are accepted.


Burial Options

We offer two pet cemeteries, Faithful Friends at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Old Route 13 between Carbondale and Murphysboro, and Strothman Pet Cemetery at Murdale Gardens of Memory, on new Route 13 between Carbondale and Murphysboro. Both are gardens in endowed care cemeteries complete with central features.

Basic Package: $450.00

Package Includes:

• Grave space

• Graveside committal 

• Opening and closing of grave (weekday)

• Basic gray granite marker

• Use of one of our comfortable viewing rooms to say goodbye if desired.

  ¨Family must provide burial container and transportation of the pet to our facility.

  ¨Transfer of your pet to our facility is available for an additional charge.


Standard Package: $650.00

Package Includes:

• Standard pet casket (fiberglass protective or cloth covered wood)

• Grave space 

• Graveside committal 

• Opening and closing of grave (weekday)

• Granite marker with choice of colors

• Memorial ornament

• Use of one of our comfortable viewing rooms to say goodbye if desired.

  ¨Family must provide transportation of the pet to our facility.

  ¨Transfer of your pet to our facility is available for an additional charge.


Deluxe Package: $895.00

Package Includes:

• Grooming of pet for viewing 

• Use of one of our comfortable viewing rooms to say goodbye if desired.

• Standard pet casket (fiberglass protective or cloth covered wood)

• Grave space

• Graveside committal (weekday)

• Opening and closing of grave

• Bronze marker on granite (10” x 4” or 5” x 5”)

• Memorial ornament

  ¨For large pets, requiring more than a 2’ x 3’ grave space, add $200 

     to any of these packages.

  ¨Saturday & Sunday burial available for an additional charge.

  ¨Steel vaults are available for $850.00

  ¨Home burial service available upon request.