IT ALL BEGAN WITH A VERY BELOVED PUG
In 2001, when my 15-year-old Chinese pug became ill, my vet suggested euthanasia for her. It would be the most difficult decision I ever had to make; the life of another was in my hands.
Though euthanasia was the kindest thing I could do for her, it didn’t make my decision any easier.
My pug was my child. She cared for me when I was sick, and even in her failing stature comforted me when my father died.
It was during this time I realized what a special service I could provide to pet owners who feel the same about their beloved pets.
As a licensed funeral director, it seemed only fitting that I offer the same caring service for pets as I do for their loved ones.
–– Cheryl Lankford, Founder, Lasting Memories 4 Pets
Has a Pet Touched Your Life?
With their unconditional love and dedication, we love them as they love us. Through good and bad times, they are our friends and healers.
But what do we do with our broken hearts when our beloved pet dies? We turn to someone we can trust to preserve our special friend’s memories with care and compassion. That’s where Lasting Memories for Pets’ services come in.
When your pet dies, the grieving that follows can be as deep as when the people in your life die. Perhaps it’s because our pet gives us unconditional love and devotion throughout their lifetime. They are our confidants, companions, and often, our best friends.
The cremation service you select for your pet should fit the needs of the family.
At Lasting Memories for Pets, we treat your pet as we would a family member at their time of death and with the utmost care and compassion. After all, your pet is a family member, too.
To honor the memories of your pet and the love you shared with him or her, we offer a wide selection of cremation and memorial services and products. Our urns and personalized items are made with the finest quality materials suitable for a lasting tribute.
Thank you for visiting Lasting Memories for Pets. We welcome your call, online order, or review of our site to learn more about how we honor pet loss with care and compassion.
When Your Pet Dies, A Guide to Mourning, Remembering, and Healing is a book that will heal your heart and renew your senses.
Written by Alan D. Wolfelt, PD.D., the Director at the Center for Loss & Life Transition, is one of North America’s leading death educators, authors, and grief counselors.
“Mourning in our culture isn’t always easy. Normal thoughts and feelings connected to loss are typically seen as unnecessary and even shameful. Instead of encouraging mourners to express themselves, our culture’s unstated rules would have them avoid their hurt and ‘be strong.’ But grief is not a disease. Instead, it’s the normal, healthy process of embracing the mystery of the death of someone loved. If mourners see themselves as active participants in their healing, they will experience a renewed sense of meaning and purpose in life.”
For every purchase you make we donate items to our local ASPCA.