Jon Katz’s Going Home: Spend one, last, perfect day with your dying dog

  “Tomorrow, I’m going to give you a Perfect Day,” he said quietly to Duke as they left the vet’s office. He would take the day off from work and create a sweet memory with his dog. It would be … Continue reading

Remembering Our Animal Companions on Pet Memorial Sunday

The second Sunday of September is designated as Pet Memorial Sunday by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories, and for every year in which she has been in business, Deb Chebatoris of Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation (CCPC) has … Continue reading

Pet First Aid Classes

Recently I had the unfortunate circumstance to receive two young dogs whose lives could have been saved with Pet First Aid. I don’t want to handle young pets or pets of any age whose owners would have been happy to … Continue reading

Healing Hearts for Pet Lovers

February marks the annual Healing Hearts for Pet Lovers program sponsored by Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation. Any person who is having trouble coming to terms with the loss of a pet, regardless of when the loss occurred, is welcome to … Continue reading

Three New Urn Styles, for Cat Lovers and More

The urn or container that you select to safekeep your pet’s cremains should be as special as the relationship you had with your pet. I am always listening to customers’ comments and looking for urns which might suitably honor their … Continue reading

The 2010 Tribute Scroll

As a lasting tribute to my families and their precious pets, this year I am instituting the Tribute Scroll. In addition to the display of photos and reading of tributes at Pet Memorial Sunday, this will be a slideshow of … Continue reading

Remembering Our Animal Companions on Pet Memorial Sunday

For anyone who has loved and lost an animal companion, the need for respectful grieving and memorials is clear. Animals fill a deep place in our lives; for children they are sometimes the closest friend and confidant, for seniors they … Continue reading

Welcome to Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation

I’m entering a new phase and a new level of service for my families—social networking! Occasionally, I find a wonderful website or read a good book that I’d like to share with my families, and I love the thought of … Continue reading