French poet Anatole France wrote, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

Our staff here at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home agrees – and we also understand that losing a pet creates a unique kind of sorrow. When it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved animal companion, you can depend on us. Whether you’ve had time to prepare for the death or it happens unexpectedly, the grief that follows may catch you off guard. During such a difficult time, you can lean on us for support as we walk you through all of your choices when it comes to saying goodbye. Many of our Cridersville friends and neighbors make us their first call following their pet’s death. Here’s what a couple of them had to say:

“I had the experience of the loss of my best friend – [my] dearly beloved Bichon Nakita. Someone ran over her and never stopped. I was helpless. Hours later we took her to your care. I was devastated. You treated us so kind like you knew how we felt. We picked her ashes up three days later. Also, we had purchased a laminated card with clippings of her hair and paw print. This was so heartwarming. Thank you, Angela. You are so kind and truly sensitive to our needs.”

“Over the years, I’ve had several pets cremated by Bayliff & Son Pet Services. They are such compassionate, caring people and do a wonderful job preserving the memory of our beloved pets.”

“They did a great job for our fur baby.”

To give you a better idea of how we can serve you, we’ve compiled a list of questions we hear most often. If you need more details, don’t hesitate to reach out to us anytime.

  1. Do you have a specific area for pet cremation at your funeral home?

Yes, all pet cremations are conducted on site in a dedicated crematory only for animals.

  1. My pet is growing older and slowing down. Can I make arrangements with you ahead of time?

Many pet owners come to us to preplan arrangements for their pets, preferring to make decisions before they are overcome with grief. If you’re interested in added peace of mind when it comes to your beloved pet, contact us today.

  1. After the cremation takes place, can I pick up my pet’s cremated remains?

Yes, you can pick them up at our funeral home, or we can send them to you or your veterinarian for pick up. There’s also the option for our professionals to take care of the final disposition. Whatever would bring you the most peace of mind.

  1. My family would like to have a memorial service for our pet to celebrate just how special he was to us. Do you have ideas for a final tribute?

Our pet services coordinator, Angela Knotts, has the knowledge and compassion to help you figure out special ways to say goodbye to your special pet. Reach out to her for help.

  1. How do I proceed with a pet cremation?

In order to fulfill a pet cremation, visit our website to print a pet cremation authorization form , sign, and return it to us.

Remember that when it comes time to say goodbye to your pet, we’re here for you. We have the experience and knowledge to take care of the details so you can focus on grieving and healing. Contact us anytime.