What You Should Know About Our Pet Cremation Process
Thank you for looking into our pet cremation options. What makes Clock Timeless Pets different than any other pet loss center or cremation provider along Western Michigan’s lake-shore, is that we believe pets deserve the same dignity and respect as humans do at their time of death. We only offer private cremations for pet parents who want their pet’s remains returned. The true definition of a private cremation is one pet in the cremation chamber at a time. Anything else is a polite way of saying communal. We only do a communal cremation when a pet’s remains are not being returned.
In Michigan, there are no rules or standards for the handling of a deceased pet, hard to believe right? For this reason our care team has implemented self imposed standards and guidelines that mirror the ethics and dignity of caring for humans. We also follow the guidelines from the PLPA (Pet Loss Professional Association), of which we are a charter remember.
Jodi M. Clock, a Certified Pet Loss Professional (CPLP), and is also certified in Pet Loss and Grief Companioning.
A private pet cremation is defined as 1 pet in the pet cremation chamber until the process is completed. Anything else is NOT considered private! There are two private pet cremation choices to select from:
Your pet is privately cremated and returned to you with their:
- Clay paw print
- Digital paw print stored in the cloud
- Fur clippings and their remains are placed in a memory box.
Your pet is privately cremated and is NOT returned. Your pet’s cremated remains will be scattered and honored during the week of National Pet Memorial Day. If you would like a custom paw print, digital paw print and fur clippings this can be purchased for an additional price.
Cost for both of options is based on weight of pet.
|Under 2 Pounds||$75||$75|
|Over 150 Pounds||$275||$250|
- Each additional clay paw print $15
- Each additional fur clipping in a Christmas Ornament $10
- Ink paw print that is typically suitable (but not guaranteed) for a tattoo $10
- For customized urns, cremation jewelry, digital paw print keepsake, river rock memorial stones, burial products and more, please visit our website www.clocktimelesspets.com
Most pet parents are comfortable caring for their pet’s remains, should death occur outside of normal business hours. If you would like to call us, our Pet Director can guide you how to contain your pet safely until the next business day. Here his a helpful guide on how to care for your pet after their death. On the rare occasion when a pet dies and you are unable to wait until the next business day, you can call us. The Director on call, will call you back within an hour. If they are available, a time can be scheduled for the in take of your pet.Please know that our Directors are also home with their families and it will take them a few minutes our reach our facility.
For after hour services, there is an additional fee above and beyond the cremation fee.
|After 6:00pm and before 9:00am on weekdays||$200.00|
|Saturdays after 12 pm until 5 pm||$250.00|
Note: Unless it’s an emergency or a very large animal, most pet parents are comfortable with waiting until the next business day. Our care team will gladly guide you on how to care for you pet in the interim. Please also watch our video to learn more about this.