Even the Tiniest of Pets are Remembered at Pet Memorial Sunday Ceremony September 10

The second Sunday of September was set aside as a time to remember our pets by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories. Deb has hosted a ceremony on Pet Memorial Sunday since 2005 for families who have lost … Continue reading

Healing Hearts for Pet Lovers, Sunday, February 12, 2017

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After the rush of the holidays the grief of a recent loss can return, and that’s no different for pet lovers who’ve lost an animal companion. Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation offers specialized care from the time your pet’s body is … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

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Often in conversations with families we talk about saying goodbye to their pet. These “rites of passing” could loosely be equated to a human funeral rite where people gather to remember the life lived and bequeath their loved one on … Continue reading

Considering a Rainbow Pet

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Recently I learned the term “rainbow baby” from an acquaintance who had just suffered the loss of a miscarriage and is hoping to experience the joy of another child–her “rainbow baby” that brightens life after the terrible storm of the … Continue reading

Pet First Aid Certification Classes Appreciated

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Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation sponsored a four hour pet first aid certification class at the Bridgeville Public Library on Saturday October 22, taught by Karen Sable of Pet Emergency Training, LLC. Although there is usually a charge for attending the … Continue reading

Smallest Pet Cremated-How Small is Too Small?

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“What is the smallest pet cremated?”  That question often surfaces when I am talking with families about arrangements for their pet’s cremation. They frequently ask about “the largest and the smallest pet cremated”.  And until recently, goldfish and sugar gliders … Continue reading

Pet Urn Purchase – Other Considerations

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It’s not surprising how often families ask, “What pet urn should I get?”  The photo of the vase shaped urn with pawprints is what many people think of when they think of a pet urn.  It is one of literally … Continue reading

FoxyBrown’s Memorial Wardrobe

Listening to the stories that draw a portrait of the pet is one of the joys of my profession. Often the family tells of little behaviors of the pet but today’s story is about a playful wardrobe worn by this … Continue reading