Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery  & Crematory
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Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory is a full service perpetual care cemetery. We provide pick-up, in-house cremation or burial preparations, memorials and more.

What to Expect When You Visit the Pet Cemetery

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory provides complete pet funeral, burial, and cremation services for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Families who choose our pet cemetery come time and again to visit their pets in the tranquil setting of our pet cemetery.

The pet cemetery is designed like a park and boasts oak trees and carefully manicured grounds. Pet memorials are set in place much like any cemetery, with burial plots and a mausoleum for pet urns. Families are welcome to visit their pets any time and bring flowers, toys, and other mementos to leave by their memorial stones. In addition to our cemetery grounds, families also get access to the full support of our compassionate team, who can help with pet funeral planning and explain important things like the cost of pet cremation and what to expect when you choose pet burial.

Losing a pet is difficult, but Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is here to help you through this trying process. Find out why families have been calling us after pet deaths in Dallas since 1996 by calling (682) 587-2324.

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A Brief Look at the History of Pet Cemeteries

Companion animals have long played important roles in the lives of their human families, so it is not surprising that pet funerals and pet cemeteries have a long history. Today, pet cemeteries continue to be places where families can come to pay their respects to the loving animals they have lost. Here is a look at the history of these cemeteries and how they have become the places that pet families use today.

Egyptian Pet Burials

In ancient Egypt, it was common for pets to be mummified and buried with their human companions, especially in the aristocratic class. Although some people assume that pets were killed when their owners died so that they could be buried together later, it was also common for animals to be buried alongside their owners later after dying naturally. Pets are found buried with their human counterparts throughout the Valley of the Kings, and one of the most popular sites in Egypt is the Saqqara Pet Cemetery, where animals who were worshipped are buried.

19th-Century Popularity

Pet cemeteries grew in popularity in the late 19 th-century, when some of the world’s best-known pet burial sites were created. Many of these were born out of necessity, as cities adopted ordinances governing the disposal of pet remains and restricting how closely pets can be buried to areas in which humans live. However, they quickly grew from being necessities to being cherished places families could lay their treasured pets to rest.

Hartsdale Pet Cemetery

Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in New York is the oldest pet cemetery in the U.S. Dr. Samuel Johnson, a veterinarian, opened the cemetery in 1896, and since then, the cemetery has become the final resting place for 80,000 pets and some pet owners. There are now over 600 pet cemeteries across the country to help pet families give their lost pets a fitting tribute.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, it is our honor to help families say goodbye to their beloved pets with a range of services, including pet memorials and pet cremation in Fort Worth, Texas. We’re here to answer your questions about everything from pet urns to the cost of burial and cremation at (682) 587-2324.

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Facing Your First Holiday Without Your Pet

Holidays can always be painful after losing a loved one, whether you lost a human family member or a pet. Pet deaths can and do affect people deeply, and your first holiday without your animal can be a particularly emotional time. Fortunately, you can get through the season and can reach the point where your treasured memories bring you comfort instead of grief. As the holidays come around after you have said goodbye to your pet, keep this advice in mind.

Give Yourself Permission to Grieve

Grief is a natural, normal emotion, not something you should feel guilty about experiencing. Even if some people around you may not understand the degree of mourning people experience when they lose a pet, give yourself permission to feel your grief instead trying to push it aside. Pressuring yourself to ignore your grief or to pretend you’re not feeling it when you’re around family and friends will only make it harder to ultimately process. Acknowledge how you’re feeling, and don’t apologize for it.

Follow Your Feelings

You may find that you’re less interested in doing some of your usual holiday traditions this year or that you are becoming anxious or annoyed more easily than normal. These feelings are natural for people coping with pet deaths. If you’re not up to hosting your annual holiday party, for instance, it is fine to skip it this year while you are in mourning. Take the space and time you need to heal in a way that feels right to you.

Ask for Help

There are many resources available for people who are grieving the loss of a pet. The pet cemetery you chose for your pet may be able to recommend grief support groups in your area. Turn to family and friends and specific about how they can support you. Many loved ones may wish to help you as you face the holidays but are unsure how to begin.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can support you as you make decisions about your pet funeral, pet memorial, and burial versus cremation. After the loss of a pet in Arlington, Texas, call us for help at (682) 587-2324.

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Recognizing the Dangers of Xylitol for Your Dog

Pet deaths can be traumatic experiences for the whole family. One step that you can take to help keep your dog healthy is to prevent him from eating foods that can be toxic for canines, such as grapes and chocolate. One substance that you may not realize is bad for your dog is xylitol.

Watch this video to learn about the danger that xylitol can present for dogs. Even in small amounts, the sugar-free sweetener xylitol can cause severe illness or even death for dogs. To help keep your pet safe, never feed your dog anything containing xylitol, and always keep items containing this ingredient out of your pet’s reach.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we can help you manage the loss of a pet through pet burial, pet memorial, and pet cremation services near Arlington, Texas. For more information, please give us a call today at (682) 587-2324.

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Planning a Visit to Our Cemetery

Surrounded by the natural beauty of oak trees and well-tended grounds, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery provides you with an ideal location to have your pet buried. Our goal is to make the sorrow of losing a beloved pet a bit easier for individuals and families, so we provide a tranquil, quiet setting at our cemetery where you can visit the burial site and find some healing.

When you visit our grounds, you’ll find a quiet and protected area that is dedicated to pet burials, and we encourage people to have a memorial service or a visitation period to help them find a bit of peace during this painful time.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory understands how difficult it is to make decisions about death arrangements following the loss of a pet. Our compassionate staff can explain all of your pet memorial options to you, and we provide a serene, park-like setting where you and your family can later visit your pet’s burial site. If you would like to learn more about our pet cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas, please call us today at (682) 587-2324.

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Supporting a Friend Who Is Mourning a Pet

As with any loss, pet deaths can leave individuals devastated and grieving. If you have a friend who recently lost their pet companion, then there are a few ways through which you can show your support.

Make yourself available to listen.

Everyone grieves the loss of a pet in their own way, and your friend may or may not wish to talk about how he is feeling. However, making yourself available to listen is one of the best ways to help your friend during this period. Let him know that you are there to talk if he wishes, and be prepared to listen more than you speak.

Share stories and your memories of the pet.

Often, people enjoy sharing stories about their lost pet. If you were familiar with the pet, reminiscing about the pet’s antics, favorite toys, or personality is a great way to share your fondness and memories of the pet with your friend. Also, continue to use the pet’s name following its passing. Taking these steps can help your friend remember what a great life the pet experienced and how he provided his animal companion with a comfortable home and caring family.

Avoid making a few common mistakes.

Following the death of a beloved pet, there a few things that friends and family might say with the best of intentions, but that can have a negative impact on the person in mourning. First, avoid saying that the pet is in a better place because your friend might feel that the best place is at his side. Next, if your friend often complained about the pet, reminding him of that is not likely to be helpful. Finally, you may inadvertently make your friend feel worse by asking him when he plans to get another pet, as this can imply that the one which he lost can be replaced.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory provides animal cremation and pet burial in Fort Worth, Texas. If you would like to learn more about our pet memorial and pet cemetery services, please call us today at (682) 587-2324.

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Answering Common Questions About Pet Cremation Options

Cremation is a service that offers people an alternative to traditional burial options following the loss of a pet. If you are thinking about choosing pet cremation for your animal companion who has passed on, then continue reading to learn the answers to common questions about this service.

What are my options for pet cremation?

Most locations that offer pet cremation services will have 2 selections from which to choose. The first, which is communal pet cremation, is the cremation of more than 1 pet that has passed. The second option, which is private pet cremation, involves cremating the remains of just 1 pet.

Will I be able to get my pet’s ashes back?

When families choose cremation for a pet that has passed on, they commonly wonder if they can have the ashes returned to them for burial or scattering. The answer to this question depends on the cremation option you select. Communal pet cremation involves the cremation of more than 1 animal so if you choose this option, your pet’s ashes will be mixed with those of others. On the other hand, opting for private pet cremation means that your pet’s remains will be cremated alone and you can have the ashes returned to you.

What can I do with the ashes following pet cremation?

You have several options to choose from following the cremation of your pet’s remains. If you choose communal cremation, then the pet cemetery may bury these ashes on site. If you opt for private cremation, then you can select to have the ashes buried in a plot on the grounds. Some individuals choose to keep the cremated remains and to bury them at home or in a location that was loved by their pet. Finally, keeping the ashes in an urn or scattering the ashes are also possibilities.

If you’re looking into your options for pet burial, then please contact us at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory by calling (682) 587-2324. We provide animal cremation and pet urns at out pet cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

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How Pre-Planning for Your Pet's Burial Can Help Your Family

You may have considered funeral pre-planning for yourself, but what about your pet? Pre-need planning for your pet’s burial offers many advantages that your family will be grateful for when the loss of a pet occurs.

One of the biggest advantages of pre-planning is that is allows you to make decisions about your pet burial before you are under the stress of the event itself. You can make decisions with a clearer head by pre-planning, so you can avoid hasty decisions that you later regret. Pre-planning also has financial benefits in that you may be able to pre-pay for lower fees or budget accordingly for the kind of burial you want.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory in Dallas can help you with both pet funeral pre-planning and planning in the moment of need when a pet has passed away. Find out more about your pet burial and cremation services by calling (682) 587-2324.

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Myths About Pets and Mourning

Following the loss of a pet, not everyone may understand the degree of your mourning. Some people, especially those who have never experienced pet deaths, may expect to simply snap out of it because you lost an animal, not a person. However, your grief is not wrong. Dealing with pet deaths are difficult enough without putting additional pressure on yourself because of these myths that some people believe about pet mourning.

Myth: It’s wrong to feel intense grief when you lose a pet.

Despite what people believe who never experienced a close connection with a pet, it is both normal and healthy to grieve. For many people, pets are like children and are present for many life milestones. Pet deaths represent the loss of an important part of your life, and mourning is entirely appropriate. There is no reason to justify the grief you feel over the loss of your pet simply because he or she was not a human. Pet loss and human loss are both painful experiences, and one does not make the other less valid.

Myth: You should get a new pet as soon as possible.

To ease the mourning process, many people attempt to get a new pet as soon as they can after the loss of another animal. However, you cannot replace a pet any more than you can replace a person you lost. Make sure you are ready to open your heart to a new pet before you welcome a one into your home.

Myth: Euthanizing your pet was cruel.

Even while mourning, some people feel responsible for their own pain because they chose to euthanize their pets, and they may even feel guilty. Euthanizing your pet is not a cruel decision but rather a final act of love on your part. Feel comforted that you saved your pet from needless suffering.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we understand the difficulty of losing a pet and are here to provide compassionate support as you make decisions about pet burial and pet cremation urns in Arlington, Texas. When you need our services, please call (682) 587-2324.

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Preventing Your Pets from Eating Toxic Foods

Unfortunately, there are many foods that are perfectly safe for humans that can be toxic to pets, and eating these foods leads to many pet deaths each year. When your pet inadvertently consumes toxic foods, call the animal poison control center or your vet right away.

Watch this video to learn about foods that could be harmful to pets. Most people know that chocolate is dangerous for dogs, but you should also keep your dog away from grapes and raisins. Garlic and onions can also be dangerous for dogs, while avocado and yeast dough can cause digestive problems in dogs and cats.

When pet deaths do occur, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is here to help. We help families deal with the loss of a pet in Dallas, Texas every day and can help you make the right choices about pet burial, pet memorial options, and more. Call us at (682) 587-2324 for more information.

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