A Funeral for Your Beloved Pet? Pet Parents Like the Idea


Man holding dog illustrating who might hold a funeral for your pet
Man holding dog illustrating who might hold a funeral for your pet

A growing number of people are honoring their deceased, beloved pet with a funeral and graveyard burial. But it's not cheap laying Fluffy to rest.

WalletPop spoke to Coleen Ellis of the Pet Loss Professional Alliance, a group dedicated to establishing and holding standards for pet funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries.

Seven years ago she opened the nation's first funeral home exclusively for pets, the Two Hearts Pet Loss Center. There, she holds funeral services for pet parents who often tell her, "I want to make sure I can do one more thing for my pet, because they deserve it." Today, hers is one of several of such facilities in the country, and she has served more than 3,000 clients.


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