Faithful Companions Pet Crematory & Cemetery


Option for pet cremation, pet burial, and other services

Pet loss, whether anticipated or sudden, is a tragic event. Pet owners facing the loss of their pet are often overwhelmed; finding themselves unprepared to handle the proper disposition of their beloved companion. If you are a pet owner whose pet is in failing-health, or if you have sadly experienced the recent passing of a pet, the following is an informative guide to help you move through this difficult period with knowledge and understanding.

Honoring Your Pet's Memory through Cremation

Because we form special bonds with our companions, it is only natural that many of us wish to follow the human model of burial or cremation to respect and remember our pet's devotion. An option such as burying your pet at home sometimes necessitates meeting stringent health department regulations, and you may find the pet cemeteries are either hard to find or too costly.

Today many pet owners opt for cremation since it provides a way to keep your pet near you. Also with our mobile society, many families choose pet cremation in order to keep their pet's memorial with them when they move.

We anticipate your concern by offering pet crematory services to sensibly answer this need. Cremation is the process of reducing the body of a pet back to its basic mineral form. Although the remains are commonly called ashes, the proper term is cremains. Humane and safe cremation is the accepted manner of disposition, endorsed by animal lovers and veterinarians alike.

Alternatives to Pet Cremation

Upon the passing of your pet, you will be making some decisions about what will happen next. Thankfully the decisions to be made are fairly simple when you know the available choices. Typically you will have three alternatives: cremation of your pet with the cremains returned to you; cremation of your pet without receiving the cremains; or, if you prefer, burial of your pet in a pet cemetery.

Types of Pet Cremation

It is important to know that there are a range of options that exist within pet cremation, and therefore you will want to be sure to confirm the type of cremation you desire for your pet with your Veterinarian, after considering which one of the following choices best aligns with your wishes.

Private/Individual Cremation

Individual cremation consists of the separate, individual cremation of an individual pet with all cremains collected (including surgically implanted screws, pins, etc.), processed, and returned in an attractive urn of your choosing. Each urn is returned with the stainless steel ID tag and certficate of cremation, verifying that the cremains are those of your pet. The certificate includes the date of cremation, the name of the pet, and owner's name.

Faithful companions uses a Positive Identification tagging system, to insure the integrity of each individual cremation. The Stainless Steel ID is how we guarantee our client is getting only the cremains of his/her pet. These tags have our name as the crematory company, and are numbered individually for easy identification. This tag will stay with your pet throughout the entire cremation process. From the moment you select our services until your Faithul Companion is returned to you. In addition to the positive idea tag we use a paper tag to identify the pet, pet owner, and clinic, for each animal that we transport. The use of this paper tag system creates a double verification process further insuring the accurate identification of all cremains.

Communal Cremation

With the communal cremation option, your pet is cremated along with a number of other pets, and the cremains are processed together. No cremains are returned to the pet owner. All communal cremains are buried in our pet cemetery with an accompanying brick marker signifying the month and year of cremation. - Faithful Companions Pet Crematory & Burial Services - Strawn, TX