Cremation Options

True Private Cremation

A True Private Cremation is a process where only one (1) pet is present in the cremation unit.

This is the same process used for human cremations. Your pet is clearly identified with a unique stainless steel ID tag, which will stay with your pet throughout the entire cremation process. This ID tag will become discolored from the process, but will be returned with your pet's cremains. This process also has video monitoring to ensure accuracy and guarantee the cremation results.

We have three (3) different cremation packages to choose from: Silver, Gold and Platinum. Click here for details

Partitioned Cremation

A Partitioned Cremation is a process, during which more than one pet is present in the cremation unit. Each pet is placed in a designated area and clearly identified with a stainless steel ID tag to ensure pet owners that they receive the cremains of their pet and only their pet. Your pet's cremains will be returned to you in our complimentary white paw print metal tin.

Group Cremation

Group Cremation is for pet owners who do not wish to retain the cremains of their pet, but still wish their pet to have a dignified final disposition. This process is where multiple pets are cremated together without any form of separation. Cremated remains are spread in a private farm field in Southern Wisconsin.

Priority Return

Priority Return is available to pet owners who would like their pet’s cremains returned the same day. Their pet will take priority over other cremation requests, ensuring that they will be ready to go home the same day. This service is available for Partitioned and Private Cremation options. There is an additional fee for a Priority Return. Customers must call Memorial Pet Services for availability and to schedule an appointment. 

If you are wanting to attend the cremation, please see our "Scheduled Attended Services".

Scheduled Attended Services

Attended Services are available for pet owners and their families allowing them additional personal time with their beloved pet to say their good-byes. By appointment only, families can witness any portion of the cremation process and return home with their pet's cremains same day. There is an additional fee for an Attended Service and can only be accommodate with the True Private cremation option. Customers must call Memorial Pet Services directly to schedule an appointment. 

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Burial or Cremation?

Reputable crematories have developed rigorous operating procedures in order to maximize the level of service and minimize the potential for human error. Memorial Pet Service has developed a six-step process that is followed for all partitioned and true private cremation services.

Here are some questions and additional information to consider that may help in making an educated decision.

Burial

  • What are the state, county and city laws for burial of my pet?
  • Are there local cemeteries for pets, and if so how much is burial?
  • If I decide to bury my pet on my property, what type of container should I use?
  • How I can ensure that my pet’s grave is not disturbed by other animals?
  • Are there special coffins for pets and where do I purchase one?
  • If I move, how will I feel leaving my pet’s grave behind?

Cremation

  • Cremains can be kept permanently in a keepsake urn.
  • Cremains can be spread or buried in a pet’s favorite location without worry of another animal disturbing them.
  • If you are unsure on what you want to do, cremation allows you more time to decide on your pet's final resting place.
  • Environmentally friendly



Tips To Bury Your Pet

  • The plot should be at least 2” bigger than the container/casket size.
  • Remove the sod and dig a hole a minimum of 3’ deep.  This will help prevent other animals from trying to dig up the body.
  • Make a 1” bed of loose soil at the bottom of the hole, making sure it is even with no clumps.
  • Lower the casket and gently add soil around and on top of the coffin, patting it down as you go along.
  • When you get to about 2” below the seal line, add about 2” of water and allow it to drain.
  • Add remaining soil and replace sod, which should sit about 1”an inch higher than the ground surrounding it.  This will allow for settling over time.
  • Place a nice memorial stone, marker or even plant a tree or bush next to them.

Dear Susan, Mark, and the rest of your staff, 

I wanted to thank you for today's service and care of my dog Jack. His passing this past Monday night was very sudden and scary for him and for me. The jarring memories I have of that night were of him in pain and sadness laying on a stretcher at the emergency vet hospital, and my having to make a heart wrenching decision. Being able to have time with him in your viewing room today allowed me to experience some much better final memories of him, seeing him calm and at rest in a comfortable surrounding. Obviously my hurt is deep, but I'm glad that you allowed me to be with him until the final moments to see him off. Thank you Mark for kindly encouraging me to pet Jack one last time. All of you were very nice, and I certainly felt your sincere understanding of my loss. I wish you the best as you continue to bring closure and peace to more pet owners. 

With warm regards, Robert Birnschein

- Robert Birnschein

I just had to email and thank Cornell "Nell" Meinholz for helping me with my broken gas tank on Thursday afternoon in Middleton. Not sure what I would have done without his help. Thanks for being so kind. Also, just had to share that I think our encounter at the gas station was a sign from our family dog Bluey, who we just had put to sleep on Monday of last week. It has been a very difficult time for our family and I can't help but think that me meeting Nell and seeing the logo on his shirt and car  means that our dog Bluey is doing just great in Heaven.  No response needed - just wanted Nell to know he made my day and helped my heavy heart all while helping me fill my gas tank. Cheers to paying it forward.  Thanks again. 

- Emmy Fink