Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery  & Crematory
817.478.6696
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.

About the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association

Pet Cemetary

Since 1996, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory has been helping families deal with the loss of a pet, while following the standards and regulations set forth by the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA). The ICCFA was founded in 1887 by 18 cemetery managers who wanted to improve the look and function of their properties. Over the next 100 years, the organization grew to include a number of cemeteries, funeral homes, and crematories throughout the United States and worldwide. Today, the organization represents 7,500 businesses such as Faithful Friends who obtain exclusive membership by pledging to uphold certain obligations.

The principles set forth by the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association ask Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory to consistently honor the wishes of a deceased pet's family, to protect each of our internment sites, and to treat each pet with dignity. Our Dallas/Fort Worth pet cremation and pet burial services are always carried out in a respectful, professional manner. To learn more about our pet cemetery's commitment to following ICCFA standards, call (817) 478-6696.

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Qualities to Look for in a Pet Cemetery or Crematory

One of the most important responsibilities that you will need to carry out following the loss of a pet is to select a professional pet cemetery that will fulfill your wishes in a caring and dignified manner. Whether you choose pet burial or pet cremation, the final sendoff that you provide for your pet should reflect everything that you desired during your initial consultation with the cemetery coordinator. Here is a look at the qualities that you should look for in a pet cemetery or crematory.

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Authority to Remain a Pet Cemetery
When looking for a Dallas/Fort Worth, TX pet cemetery, be sure to speak with cemetery management about ownership of the land that the cemetery sits on. If you would like to rest assured that you can come to pay respect to your pet for years to come, then you need to be certain that the business' deed permits the property to remain a pet cemetery in the distant future.

Commitment to Personalized Services
Be sure to select a pet cemetery that caters to your specific needs as you plan final arrangements for your pet. Faithful Friends works with each client to ensure that their specific wishes are respected when it comes to specific details such as, casket selection, pet burial location, and family viewings.

Sympathetic Environment
Losing a pet can be just as hard as losing a human member of the family. When searching for a pet cemetery, be sure to settle on one that understands just how painful your loss is and offers sympathy and guidance through your hard time. You can also look for cemeteries that offer pre-need planning so that once that dreaded day comes, you will be prepared and have the support you require.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory's main goal is to provide you and your loved ones with the support you need following the loss of a close friend. We operate in a professional yet sympathetic manner, which allows us to accommodate your requests while offering you a shoulder to lean on. To learn more about our pet cremation and pet burial services, call (817) 478-6696.

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How Our Facility Gives Your Animal Companion the Respect It Deserves

Have you recently experienced the loss of a pet? If so, then be sure to come and find out how the caring professionals at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory can assist you in making arrangements to honor your animal companion. Since 1996 our family-owned Fort Worth pet cemetery has been assisting families as they prepare their final farewell for a pet who has passed.

Faithful Friends is conveniently open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays and by appointment on Saturdays. Our caring staff can arrange for your pet to be picked up from your home or the veterinarian's office so that you don't have to deal with the difficult task of transporting your friend during such a difficult time.

For those who have worked with Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory in the past, it’s not hard to see why we're the preferred choice for burial and cremation services for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. To find out how we can guide you in honoring your pet, call us today at (682) 587-2325. 

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Pet Cremation and Burial: What You Need to Know About Pre-Need Planning

The days and weeks immediately following the loss of a beloved pet are often incredibly difficult for every member of the family, especially those left with the duty of honoring the pet. Thanks to pre-need planning services from your Fort Worth pet cemetery, it is possible to make arrangements for your four-legged friend while he or she is still alive and none of the chaos and sadness is fresh. Here is what you should know about pre-need planning for pet cremation and burial.

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Your Cremation and Burial Options
Although your pet may be well at the moment, you owe it to him or her to show gratitude when the time comes for all of the love that he or she brought into your life. Your Fort Worth pet cemetery professionals can share with you the various options available for both burial and cremation, which include ground burial with a casket and headstone, community cremation, or individual cremation.

The Planning Process
The pre-need planning process will vary depending on your election of pet cremation or pet burial services. If you choose to have your pet buried, your pet cemetery coordinator will show you available plots so that you can pick a final resting place for your pet. If you prefer to have your pet cremated, the next step will be to choose an urn that your pet's ashes can be contained in.

Ways to Include Family and Friends
As your DFW pet cemetery professionals will share with you, any friends or family members are welcome for the pre-need planning consultations. It is important that all of those who love the pet and who are mature enough to understand the loss of an animal participate so that they will feel a sense of closure once the pet has passed.

If pre-need planning is a service that you and your family are interested in, then come visit Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory. Our caring staff will help you learn more about the process and see to it that all of your requests are met. Call (817) 478-6696 to set up a meeting with us today.

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How Long Do Pets Live?

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If you are like most pet owners, you want to know how long your beloved pet will be by your side. When it comes to a pet’s life expectancy, it depends on your dog’s or cat’s overall health, age, and breed. While indoor cats typically live around 12 years, some cats can live happy and healthy lives for 20 years or even longer. Small dogs actually tend to live longer than larger breeds, and toy dogs can live to be between 12 and 16 years old. In addition, mixed breed dogs generally live longer than purebred animals. To give your pet a long and fulfilling life, be sure to provide a healthy diet and sufficient exercise.

If you have lost your pet, the compassionate staff at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory is here for you during your time of need. We understand your need to celebrate the life of your pet. Whether you opt for burial or cremation, a memorial service is the first step in the healing process. Call our Dallas-Fort Worth location today at (682) 597-2324 to learn more about our services.

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How You and Your Family Can Celebrate the Memory of Your Pet

The loss of a pet is a difficult and emotional time, and pet owners need time to both grieve and properly honor the memory of their lost loved ones. While nothing can lessen the difficulty of this experience, many pet owners begin their paths to healing by celebrating the memory of their pets. Here is how you and your family can honor the memory of your deceased pet.

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Gather Together
If you have lost a pet, you may simply want to be alone. But gathering your friends and family together to remember your pet is one of the best ways to honor your dog’s or cat’s memory. Many pet owners find solace in working with a pet cemetery planning their pets’ memorial services, entombment, burial, or cremation. Funeral homes also offer bronze and granite memorial markers so you can go visit your beloved pet at the cemetery.

Remember Good Times
Losing your pet can conjure feelings that are difficult to deal with. Just like with the loss of a family member or close friend, the loss of a pet can bring out feelings of sadness, anger, and loneliness. While the grieving process is important, it is just as vital to celebrate the unique and lasting bond between you and your pet by remembering the good times you had together.

Retain Keepsakes
One way to hold onto the best memories of your pet forever is to create a scrapbook. Many proud pet owners have hundreds of pictures of their dogs and cats beginning when they were just puppies or kittens and going all the way up through adulthood. By gathering your photos, you will have the chance to relive your pet’s happiest moments. Each time you look through your scrapbook, you can remember how your pet had a special place in your heart.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory, our compassionate and experienced staff is dedicated to helping each client honor his or her pet through our customized memorial and funeral services. At our family-owned pet cemetery, our mission is to provide loving care to our customers and their beloved pets. Call us at (682) 597-2324 to find out more about our pick-up, cremation, and burial services.

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Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Almost no one will ever love you as unconditionally as a pet does, and coping with the loss of a pet is an understandably trying time. Watch this video for tips on how to move on after the loss of a pet.

To cope, you will need both time and the presence of your loved ones. Your pet was a big part of your life, and no one should make you feel silly during your time of grieving. Be sure to have a memorial to celebrate your pet’s life. Many pet owners opt for burial, cremation, and full memorial services to pay tribute to their beloved pets.

Losing a pet is a difficult time for any pet owner. At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory of Fort Worth, we understand the grieving process firsthand. You can find out more about our pet burial services and pet cremation by calling us today at (682) 597-2324.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dealing with the Loss of a Pet

In the immediate aftermath of a pet’s passing, most pet owners feel confused and overwhelmed. Your pet is just like a best friend, but planning a memorial service and discussing your options for cremation and burial is an important part of finding meaning during this difficult time. For help and guidance, contact your pet funeral home, and review these frequently asked questions about how to handle the loss of a pet.

Questions And Answers

What Should I Do After My Pet Passes?
If your pet passes away at home, place your pet in the coldest area of the residence. You should then place your pet on top of plastic and covering him or her gently with a towel or blanket. If your pet passes away at the veterinarian, your vet will generally retain your pet’s body for at least a day or two while you make final arrangements.

What Are My Options for Memorializing My Pet?
Most pet owners choose to work with a pet cemetery to arrange for a burial or cremation. If you choose cremation services, you have the option of burying your pet’s remains or selecting a memorializing urn or piece of jewelry to keep close to your heart at all times. If you select a pet burial, you can choose a gravestone marker so you may visit your pet in the cemetery.

Can I Prepare Ahead of Time?
Yes. Many pet funeral homes and cemeteries offer pre-planning options for pet owners who want to plan a pet’s services ahead of time to avoid extra stress during their times of grief. Speak to your funeral home about how to plan your pet’s cremation or burial and memorial ceremony.

Whether your dog or cat suddenly passed away or had long suffered from a terminal illness, losing a pet to any cause can be devastating. At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory, we offer a wide range of options to properly memorialize your pet after burial or cremation, including urns, cremation jewelry, and grave markers. You can find out more about our services by calling our DFW pet cemetery

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Will Your Pets Grieve Over the Loss of Their Companion?

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When a pet dies, every member of the family is affected, including other pets. As important as it is to look after your human family members following the loss of a beloved animal, it is equally as important to ensure that your other pets are taken care of as well. If you have recently lost a pet, the following information may help you care for the other pets in your household:

Learn the Symptoms of Grief

Your pets’ understanding of loss may be different than your own, but your pets are sure to notice the absence of their canine or feline sibling and likely to be affected by it. Following the passing of one pet, you may notice several behavioral changes in your other pets. These include changes in appetite, sleep patterns, energy levels, and pastimes. Your pets may seem especially quiet, and they may either seek more attention from you or want more alone time than usual.

Spend More Time with Your Pet

As you and your pets grieve the loss of another together, you may be able to find solace in one another. Unless your pets seem to want to be alone, try to spend more time with them than you usually do. Try not to spoil them excessively, but a few more treats than normal may help temporarily boost their spirits. They may also find comfort in a toy or article of clothing that smells like your recently lost pet.

Many pet-owning families find solace in holding a funeral service for their deceased pet. To speak with a caring and dedicated provider of pet cremation, burial, and cemetery services in Dallas-Fort Worth, call Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory at (682) 597-2324. You can also visit us online to learn more about our compassionate services during your time of need.

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Steps to Take After the Loss of Your Pet

Even if you've experienced the loss of a pet before, nothing lessens the difficulty of having to say goodbye to a friend that meant so much. While there is sadness to planning a proper burial or cremation service for your pet, doing so will provide you with a way to honor your pet and give you peace of mind. Here are some steps to take after losing your pet:

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Reach Out for Support
There are plenty of resources available to you during the grieving process. From your veterinarian to the caring team at your pet cemetery, professional support can assist you throughout this tough time. These figures may be able to put you into contact with a support group or sympathetic clients that are experiencing the same type of grief.

Speak with Family Members
While you may be experiencing significant grief in the months following your pet's death, it's essential that you speak to others who may be suffering as well. Children and elderly family members are especially vulnerable to heartache once a pet has passed. Make sure that each family member knows that you are available to speak with them about their feelings at any time.

Plan a Memorial for Your Pet
One last step that is necessary for the healing process is to plan a memorial for your pet. Speak with pet cemetery professionals about your pet so that they can get a better idea of what type of service would honor him or her best. You can also purchase memorial items from them, such as a casket or an urn in which your pet can be laid to rest in a dignified manner.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory of Fort Worth can offer a helping hand to you and your loved ones following the loss of a pet. Our family-owned business specializes in assisting pet owners with burial and cremation services and offering a choice when it comes to honoring their pet's life. Visit us online or call (817) 478-6696 to learn more about our services.

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