P.O. Box 181  Park Forest, IL  60466

P.O. Box 181  Park Forest, IL          708.278.0008

F.A.Q.

 

What a difference one single life can make

 

Honest, compassionate and dignified death care for your pet

We’re Here To Help

708.278.0008

24  hours/7 days a week

When can I expect my pets cremated remains?

You should allow 1 week for their return.  Very often it is considerably less, but if you have ordered an urn or keepsake with engraving it may be slightly longer.

Can I witness my pets cremation?

Of course.  An appointment can be made for you to tour the facility and see your pet placed into the cremation chamber.  We also offer visitation and funeral services.  There is an additional charge of $50 for same day cremation service. 

How long does the cremation process take?

In most instances it should take between 1-2 hours with a cool down period of several hours afterwards. 

Can I put toys in with my Pet?

Yes, of course.  You may include anything with your pet.  The only exceptions would be items with batteries, or items made of fire retardant fabrics.

How do I know I have my own pets ashes?

Your pet is given an identification tag and number as soon as they enter our care.  That number stays with them throughout the process via a metal identification disc in the cremation chamber and also attached to the cremated remains returned to you.  We pride ourselves on our system of checks and balances, insuring you of the safe return of your pet and your pet alone.  We do not take this lightly and we appreciate the trust you place in us.

What is the size of the cremated remains or ashes?

After processing, the cremated remains range from a talcum texture to larger fragments.  As a general rule of thumb you can figure 1 cubic inch of cremated remains to be returned for every pound of pet.  Of course there will variables but generally speaking it holds true.

Can I scatter the ashes?

Cremated remains can be scattered or buried most anywhere (Private property requires permission).  It is common to scatter the ashes in a place that was a favorite of your pet or planted in your yard, under a tree or in a flower bed.  The ashes are environmentally friendly.  A keepsake urn or piece of jewelry that holds just a portion of cremated remains is a good choice if you plan to scatter the ashes. 

Fragile Circle

 

 

“We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.  Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way.  We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan.”

 

 

Irving Townsend