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

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

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

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

Buying pet urns — What to consider

Pet Urns

People often ask if they should consider buying pet urns. If you’d like to keep your pet’s cremains in your home, choosing an urn can be a way to honor and celebrate your beloved pet. It’s not surprising how often … Continue reading

Baxter Finally Found Love

This Valentine’s Day we can all learn from Baxter and the loving family that adopted him and gave him a home to call his own, if only for 3 short but sweet weeks.  Baxter was an adorable Terrier mix who was … Continue reading

Can Dogs Get Jealous Too?

Have you ever been walking with your dog and encountered an old friend? A neighbor? The mailman?  And noticed your furry friend immediately demands all of your attention?  Have you ever wondered why he/she does this?  Well, there might be … Continue reading

Pet First Aid Certification Class Sunday, June 1 in Bethel Park

Since June 2011 Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation has sponsored pet first aid classes in Bridgeville and surrounding communities in the south and west of Pittsburgh. Although there is usually a charge for attending these classes, Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation offers … Continue reading

Pet First Aid Certification Class in Bridgeville

Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation is sponsoring a three-hour pet first aid certification class at the Bridgeville Public Library on May 3, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CCPC offers these sessions free of charge in an attempt to offer … Continue reading

Pet Memorial Sunday is September 8, 2013

The second Sunday of September is designated as Pet Memorial Sunday by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories, and commemorating that day is important to Deb Chebatoris of Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation (CCPC). She has hosted a ceremony … Continue reading