World Pet Memorial Day

June 9th is World Pet Memorial Day, an extra special day to take time to remember, honor, celebrate, and look back on our beloved pet(s) who have crossed over to the rainbow bridge.

I was 29 years old when I first experienced this, my German Shepherd Ranger, having him cremated and his ashes home with his family (where he’s supposed to be) made his passing a little easier.

There is a very special place you’ll want to know about.

At Burns Pets Remembered, this very special bond between humans and their pets is what they have dedicated their lives to. The Burns Funeral Home has been serving families since 1908 and in 1985 the family opened Northwest Indiana’s first crematory.   Since people trust Burns, they started asking the family if their were any funeral or cemetery options for their beloved pets.  No one in the area was offering such a needed service, so Burns finally made that possible. They understood the bond and the need, so in April of 2007, this pet-loving family opened Burns Pets Remembered, the area’s first pet crematory and pet cemetery.

They believe that pets should be treated just like family.

Pet MemorialThey offer many services, such as

  • individual cremation, communal cremation
  • funeral services
  • private viewings
  • burials in their pet cemetery that is located on their property
  • special caskets for burial and markers to honor your pet

Their cemetery was actually started by a local minister. It’s a beautiful and peaceful area to go visit your departed pet,

They understand that any animal is family…

World Pet Memorial DayThere are different funeral services offered with costs starting at $155. They work with both clients and local veterinarian offices in different situations that may arise with your pet. They do any and all pets from snakes and gerbils to dogs and cats because they understand any animal is a part of your family.

I spoke with Jim Burns Sr., owner and funeral director. I truly enjoyed our conversation that day.  We laughed, shared stories of life and animals, and he was full of facts, history and information.  He loves and takes pride in his business and he has such compassion for helping families during the hardest time that owners face with their pets.  Their staff does everything they can to make it a little easier on your family. Burns Pets Remembered is located at 10101 Broadway Crown Point, In 46307 and can be reached at (219)-663-6750.  Their website is: Burns Pet Remembered

Pets are family and at Burns that’s how you will be treated.

Ashley – The Pet Parlor Ltd.