Pet Services

Animals are wonderfully agreeable friends. They ask so little of us, and give so much love in return. When it comes time for you to let go of your animal companion, making the decisions on how to care for their physical remains can be heart-wrenching.

A private cremation means your pet is placed in the cremation chamber alone. Upon completion of the cremation, your pet's cremated remains are removed from the chamber, and returned to you, in an urn of your choice.

Cremations

We operate our own pet crematory.  Your furry family will be treated like one of our own for this dignified service.  Cremated remains are returned to the family.  We offer a selection of unique urns as well. 

Our Services

We offer private cremations to insure that only the cremains of your pet are returned to you.  A wide range of memorialization options are available for you

Private Cremations

  • 1-10 Ibs          $140
  • 11-50 Ibs       $165
  • 51-100 Ibs     $200
  • 100+ Ibs        $235

*** Above prices are with your pet brought to one of our facilities during normal business hours. 

Other Available Services

  • Removal from residence or vet clinic  -$100
  • After hours and weekends - $200
  • Meeting after hours or weekends at funeral home for receiving of pet  $50
  • Paw prints $5 each, fur clippings laminated $5 each
  • Memorial ornament 1 complimentary, additional ornaments $25 apiece

Economy Cremations

Communal (Group) Cremations:

  • 1-10 Ibs      $40
  • 11-50 Ibs    $40
  • 51-100 Ibs  $50
  • 100+ Ibs     $60

Certificate of cremation provided by NO cremains are returned to the family.  Additional services listed above are available. 

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 Strothmann 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:

  • Use of one of our comfortable viewing rooms to say goodbye (if desired)
  • Grave space
  • Graveside committal
  • Opening and closing of grave (weekday)

*** 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)
  • Use of one of our comfortable viewing rooms to say goodbye (if desired)
  • Grave space
  • Graveside committal
  • Opening and closing of grave (weekday)
  • Memorial ornament

*** 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 comfortable viewing room (if desired)
  • Standard pet casket (fiberglass protective or cloth covered wood)
  • Grave space
  • Graveside committal (weekday)
  • Opening and closing of grave
  • 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.


PET LOSS CENTERS at

Crain Funeral Homes

Old Hwy. 13—Murphysboro 687-1145

135 W. Vienna St.—Anna 833-2176

PET CEMETERIES at

Pleasant Grove Memorial Park

Murdale Gardens of Memory

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