At Family Pet Memorial, we believe that the love of a pet lives forever. As pet owners ourselves, we know firsthand how difficult it is to lose such an important part of your family, and how overwhelming it can be to make decisions at this time of loss. We also understand the unique expressions of love and devotion you have shared with your beloved pet. These experiences are beyond the understanding of those who have not shared their life with a pet.
With that in mind, OUR PLEDGE is to treat your beloved pet with the same care, compassion, and dignity in death as you and your family did throughout his or her life. We are Pet Loss Professionals who care about you and your pet and will do all we can to help you through this difficult time.
Family Owned & Operated
Since 1967, Family Pet Memorial has been trusted to provide caring and dignified afterlife care for people’s pets. We are a family of professionals specializing in Guaranteed Private Cremation and Burial services. Since the early 90’s, we have been performing private cremation to the highest standards in the industry. We are the only cremation service offered through local veterinary practices that is open to the public and provides both private cremation and burial service.
Family Pet Memorial Gardens is the oldest operating animal cemetery in the Inland Northwest and provides a final resting place for over a thousand beloved pets – from birds to horses. The beauty of the grounds testifies to the love pet owners have for their animal companions.
We serve the communities of Eastern Washington and North Idaho and welcome all inquiries and visitors. If you experience the loss of a pet, please let us know how we can help.
Pet Loss Professionals Alliance
The PLPA is a newly formed committee of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. Founded in 1887, the ICCFA is made up of more than 7,400 member cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories, pet-loss care providers and related businesses worldwide.
The PLPA is a group of like-minded pet-loss care providers who are working to foster a high level of ethics and training within our profession. We are focused on establishing sound business practices and standards among our ranks and on promoting the value of quality pet-loss care to veterinarians and the public.
Family Pet Memorial is a proud member of this professional alliance, with an eye to the future when all pet crematoriums/pet funeral homes will be held to the same high standards and ethics as human crematoriums/funeral homes.
Obligations of Membership in PLPA:
Members of the PLPA recognize that we have special obligations to the pets, families and other businesses that we serve. As guardians of pets in death, we pledge:
- To care for the remains of those entrusted to us with dignity, respect, and professional skill, whether at a clinic, funeral home, crematory or cemetery.
- To honor the wishes of the family and to serve all families with respect, understanding and confidentiality.
- To protect and preserve all interment sites and relevant historical data entrusted to us.
- To be guided by the spirit and letter of all applicable laws and regulations set by governing bodies with jurisdiction over our activities in the ownership, management and operation of a funeral home, crematory, cemetery or related endeavor.
- To be an educational resource and guide in standards relating to final pet death care options for our client families as well as our process partners.
International Association Of Pet Cemeteries & Crematories
The IAOPCC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of pet cemeteries and crematories through public awareness programs. Our goal is to serve as a valuable resource for continuing education for our Members and to educate pet parents to the importance of seeking services from an IAOPCC Pet Cemetery/Crematory Member versus the other options available to them.
The IAOPCC represents the gold standard in both business and ethics in the industry. Being an IAOPCC Member ensures your clients that they are dealing with a reputable provider offering the finest in care for their pet. IAOPCC Members are expected to uphold the standards set by the Association
Founded in 1971 in West Chicago, the IAOPCC operates on a budget that is supported only by dues and other contributions from its members and has no paid employees. All efforts are completely voluntary.
Family Pet Memorial is a proud member of this professional association, with an eye to the future when all pet crematoriums/pet funeral homes will be held to the same high standards and ethics as human crematoriums/funeral homes.