Pet Services

Animals are wonderfully agreeable friends. They ask so little of us, and give so much love in return. When it comes time for you to let go of your animal companion, making the decisions on how to care for their physical remains can be heart-wrenching.  We may be able to help with caring for your pet. At Erlewein Mortuary, we offer PRIVATE PET CREMATIONS, starting at $175, depending on the weight of the animal. If you are needing a more economical cremation for your pet, many veterinarian offices offer Communal Pet Cremations at a lower price.

Private Pet Cremation

A private cremation means your pet is placed in the cremation chamber alone. Upon completion of the cremation, your pet's cremated remains are removed from the chamber, and returned to you, in a temporary container or they can be placed in an urn of your choice.

Individual Pet Cremation

Here, your pet shares space in the cremation chamber with other pets, but as each pet carries a unique identification tag into the chamber, you’re ensured of receiving only your pet’s cremated remains, in a temporary container or they can be placed in the urn of your choice.

Communal Pet Cremation

In a communal cremation, your pet is cremated along with a number of other pets, and the cremated remains are not separated. No cremated remains are returned to you. It is common practice for these cremated remains to be scattered by the crematory on private land.