The Groen, VanDerWal and Newell families are trusted names in the Chicago land business community with over 100 years of Christian-based customer service. We are all pet owners and understand that pets are part of our families. After the loss of one of our own pets, we decided to bring the caring and understanding of the human-animal bond to pet cremation in the Chicagoland area. We promise to treat your pet with the same dignity and respect that you expect for any other family member. Whatever your needs may be, we will help you through this very difficult time.
Life demands that we trust strangers. In childbirth, we give control to those who know what to do. In surgery, we surrender consciousness and trust our doctors. In death, we allow strangers to carry off the ones we love hoping they will be treated with dignity and respect. Your faithful companion, once placed in our care, will be treated as our own.
Affiliated Vet Clinics
Our dignified way of handling pet cremation has allowed us to become the exclusive cremation provider for many local veterinarians. The following is a list of veterinary clinics currently offering our services. If your clinic is not listed, you may still request our services.
ANIMAL CARE CENTER OF CHICAGO
ANIMAL CARE CENTER OF ST. JOHN
ANIMAL WELLNESS CENTER OF MONEE
ANIMAL WELLNESS CLINIC
ARK OF THE DUNES ANIMAL HOSPITAL
COUNTRYSIDE VETERINARY CENTER
COUNTY LINE PET HOSPITAL
FOREST SOUTH ANIMAL HOSPITAL
FRANKFORT ANIMAL CLINIC
(779) 324- 5239
GRIFFITH ANIMAL HOSPITAL
HANOVER PARK ANIMAL CARE CENTER
HANOVER VETERINARY CLINIC
LAKE COUNTY ANIMAL HOSPITAL
LINCOLN WAY ANIMAL COMPLEX
MCAFEE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
MIDWEST ANIMAL HOSPITAL
MUNSTER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
PLUM CREEK REGIONAL ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER
PRAIRIE STATE VETERINARY CLINIC
RIDGE ANIMAL CLINIC
SIBLEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL
SOUTH SUBURBAN LOW COST VETERINARY SERVICES
ST. JOHN ANIMAL CLINIC
YORKVILLE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Family members are not only welcome, but also encouraged to visit our state of the art facility. Witnessing and understanding cremation will help you through the grieving process and provide closure from the loss of your faithful companion.
Our facility was designed with families in mind. We provide a meeting room for those who choose to bring their pet to us. Our visitation room was created as a comfortable setting for families choosing to witness, contradicting the preconceived notions many families have regarding crematories.
Cremation, when properly performed, is a very clean and unique way of final disposition. Cremation also offers a greater freedom in choosing your pet’s final resting place. Cremated remains can be kept at home, buried, or scattered in a special place.
Our experience in funeral service has helped us to understand the importance of closure. It cannot be achieved until you have the cremated remains of your faithful companion back in your possession. We will have your companion’s cremains returned to you within 24 hours.
From pick-up to return our services are based on understanding and respect. Our complete service includes a specially designed container for transportation and cremation (no plastic bags). Same day transportation from your home or clinic (no freezer storage). Transportation provided by our professional staff using only clean mini vans (no pick-up trucks). Return of cremated remains by our staff to your home or clinic (never by mail or common carrier).