Since the after-life care for pets is our only business, we are especially sensitive to the needs of the families we serve. Our services are designed to dignify the after-life care of pets while providing support and understanding. Because each family’s needs are different, each has the option of choosing any one or all of our services that lovingly and appropriately help you memorialize your cherished pet in a way that is most comfortable and suitable for you personally.
The pet is cremated privately, all by him/herself and the cremated remains are returned in a basic urn, unless a decorative urn is selected, along with a Certificate of Cremation, the Rainbow Bridge poem, information on coping with the loss of the pet and our Pet Grief Recovery Group.
Decorative urns are available, starting at $30.00.
Attended Cremation: Includes a visitation with their pet prior to the private cremation plus the family can sit comfortably in our witnessing room and observe the cremation process. There is no charge for the Attended Cremation; however there may be a fee for preparing the pet for the visitation.
A special type of multiple-pet cremation procedure performed at the request of a single owner or family during which pets from the same family, and only pets from the same family, are cremated together, with the cremated remains returned to the family.
Add the weights of the pets together:
Family Cremation = Combined weight + $75 each additional pet.
Communal Cremation and Scattering of Cremains
The pet is cremated with other pets and the cremated remains are spread in our memorial scattering garden.
Our regular pick-up service at the veterinary clinics in the St. Louis Metropolitan area is usually free. Residential pick-ups have a minimum $95.00 fee during business hours; additional charges will apply after business hours. *
The Loving Hearts Care Team is available outside of the hours of 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday and 9 AM to 2 PM Saturday. There is an additional charge for this service, and is subject to staff availability.
As pet parents become more aware of the options for the after-life care of their pet, they are taking the responsibility of deciding what options they want for their beloved pet ahead of time. To save you the anguish of having to make painful decisions immediately following the death of your beloved pet, we also offer pre-arranged plans. Once a person has pre-arranged, the price will never go up, no matter how many years go by before the plan is needed. Many people have told us they find it is easier to make decisions regarding their pet’s final arrangements before the time of loss, a time when they are experiencing a great deal of stress and grief. We have payment plans available, according to one’s needs.
* If a veterinary clinic handles your pet, there may be additional fees charged by the clinic, to cover the administrative tasks involved.