Let’s ‘Paws’ for a Moment

At Krause Funeral Homes we understand that pets are an important part of our family, and our lives.  They provide us with loving companionship, safety and security, entertainment, and more.  Pets become a member of our family, and as with all family members, losing one can be an extremely stressful and sorrowful time.

Every loss has an emotional impact, and that’s why it’s important for loving pet owners to find an appropriate way to say goodbye.

Krause Funeral Home's first therapy dog, Oliver, died December 26, 2011. He left a wonderful legacy of helping others through their grief.

From time to time families ask if we are able to assist with the loss of a pet.  Unfortunately, we are not licensed to provide services for any type of animal, but we can help point you in the right direction.

After the loss of a pet, it can be difficult to decide what to do with your pet’s remains—burial or cremation?  For some families burial is the right option.  This can be done as simply as in your own back yard where you can place a small headstone or memorial, if you so choose.  You should be aware that, unless you live in a rural area some localities may prohibit pet burials in your back yard, or may impose special requirements, such as ensuring the hole is deep enough to discourage scavengers or requiring the body be placed in special containers.

Other families may choose cremation, as this often saves the family the pain of dealing with their pet’s remains themselves.   There are typically two options for cremations: a private cremation (which is more costly but ensures your pet is cremated alone), or a group cremation (which occurs when multiple family pets are cremated simultaneously).  When grouped, most crematories will use dividers to keep the animals separate, but you may want to specifically ask about the process before making a final decision.  After cremation your pet’s remains are placed in an urn.  Decorative urns can be kept in your possession, or placed in a niche at a pet cemetery of your choosing.  You may also choose to scatter the remains in a sentimental location.  Again, you should choose the best option for your family.

Here are just a few pet cemeteries in the greater Milwaukee area specializing in pet cremation and burial services:

Lorraine’s Garden – Humane Society : 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee  – 414-431-6121 / website:  http://www.wihumane.org

Lawn Cemetery & Crematory: 7311 N. Granville Rd., Milwaukee – 414-353-9387

Companion’s Rest Pet Cemetery: 3301 E. Forest Hill Ave., Oak Creak – 414-762-4446

Anderson’s Pet Valhalla: 10025 Kraut Rd., Franksville – 262-878-9194

Paris Pet Crematory, Inc.: 923 Commerce Dr., Union Grove – 262-878-9194 / website: http://www.paris-pet.com

Kenosha Funeral Services and Crematory: 8226 Sheridan Rd., Kenosha – 262-652-1943

Remembrance Pet Crematory: W870 Country Road A, Delevan – 608-883-2444

There are many reputable pet cemeteries in our area that can, and will, provide you with the quality care and services you and your pet deserve.

Krause Funeral Home is proud to be a supporter for the humane treatment of animals and animal rights.

2 thoughts on “Let’s ‘Paws’ for a Moment

  1. Hello,
    my name is Brennan Rowe, operations manager with Pet Lawn Cemetery & Crematory.
    I noticed your website has our listing slightly incorrect. It’s listed as “Lawn Cemetery and Crematory”, it should be “Pet Lawn Cemetery and Crematory”. Also our website can be added: http://www.petlawninc.com.

    Thank you!

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