Q. How much does cremation cost?

A. Pricing varies depending on your preferred type of cremation and the size of your pet. Please call one of our Pet Specialists at 216.658.9010 who can give you specific pricing and answer any other questions that you may have. Continue reading

Q. Do most pet owners choose a “private” or “communal” cremation?

A. Just as cremation has gained in popularity over the last two decades, the preference has changed here as well. Fifteen years ago, only about 1 in 4 pet families chose “private cremation” - as most chose not to receive back their pet’s cremated remains. Today, that ratio has flipped, as Continue reading

Q. How do I know I am going to get back my pet’s cremated remains?

A. Most pet cremation providers do nothing to answer this oft-asked question. However, DeJohn Pet Services uses the same type of tracking procedures as for human remains. By using this system, they can provide you with absolute proof that you are receiving back your pet’s cremated remains. Continue reading

Q. Since there is very little regulation in the pet cremation industry, what should I be doing to make sure that my pet is being treated with respect and dignity?

A. We advise that you ask your Veterinarian, or your Cremation Provider directly is possible, three very important questions: Where is the crematory located? As mentioned above, most families are shocked to learn that their pet is going to be transferred several hundred miles Continue reading

Q. Is there only one type of pet cremation?

A. Unlike the human cremation industry, there is very little or no regulations when it comes to pet cremations. Thus, different providers might be using the same terminology but for different types of cremation services. Basically, there are 3 types of pet cremations. A “private” Continue reading

Q. What is me pet dies at homes or when my Veterinarian is closed?

A. DeJohn Pet Services always have a Pet Specialist “on call” 24 hours every day of the year. They realize that death comes at all hours on any given day. Thus, they are ready to respond immediately to take your pet into their care whenever you may need their services. Continue reading

Q. How long after my pet’s death will it take to receive back the urn?

A. Since DeJohn Pet Services is local, you get a much quicker response what your pet dies either at home or Vet’s clinic. DeJohn Pet Services responds immediately and will take your pet into their care right away or you can bring them into us. This means they can have the urn ready for you Continue reading

Q. Are all pet crematories alike?

A. Absolutely not. Most states do not regulate pet crematories. Thus, the quality of their facilities, services and staff can vary widely. What most pet owners don’t realize is that the majority of pet cremation providers are not even located in their community. Continue reading

Q. Do I have to purchase a casket for my pet’s cremation?

A. No. Often family members will wrap their pet in a favorite blanket or some other personal article of meaning to the pet or family members. Continue reading

Q. Can my veterinarian help me with cremation for my pet?

A. Yes. People typically chose their veterinarians for their heroic life-prolonging or sustaining capabilities. Though many veterinarians have some knowledge of the cremation process, this is not their specialty. However, by using your local trusted Pet Specialist to handle your pet Continue reading

Q. What is cremation?

A. Cremation is the process whereby your pet’s body is reduced to bone particles and ash through application of intense heat (usually 1400 – 1800 degrees Fahrenheit). This part of the process can take between 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the size of your pet and if they are in a special Continue reading

Q. Are more pets cremated or buries today?

A. For several reasons, the majority of pets are cremated today. First, in many urban communities, ordinances or space prohibit owners from burying their pets in the back yard. Now, cremation is an affordable and simple option that often did not exist in the past. Finally, with our society Continue reading