Pet Burials

At Peaceful Pastures, we believe that pets are family.  As a pet parent, you want the best possible care for your beloved pet, and we can provide you with the same extensive options that are available for a human member of your family.

When you pet dies, we encourage you to call so that we can begin walking with you through this challenge.  Our phones answer 24/7 and we respond to home deaths as well as deaths that occur in a vet’s office.  If you prefer, you can even bring your pet to us.

We encourage you and your family to allow us to help you plan a pet funeral service, just as you would for a person.  Many times, families elect to have a short visitation with their pet in the casket in the funeral home area, and then process to the nearby grave site for a committal service.   Our on-staff funeral celebrant can write a custom service, or we can contact your pastor and coordinate their involvement.

Most people are familiar with human cemeteries, and you’re probably aware that pets can be buried in a cemetery as well.  The thing that makes us really special is that Peaceful Pastures Pet Cemetery, which is owned and operated by the Beinhauer family, is situated immediately adjacent to the Beinhauer’s human cemetery, Woodruff Memorial Park.  Many families find it comforting to know that they can purchase burial property in both cemeteries and be close to their pets, even after death.

Pet parents often purchase a granite or bronze monument to mark their animals’ graves, just as they would for any other family member.  It’s not unusual to see families and their surviving pets visiting and grieving at the graveside.  Families are also welcomed to attend our Annual Memorial Service, held on National Pet Memorial Day in each September.