pet cremation services
The mission of Pets at Peace is to facilitate meaningful ways for families to grieve their loss and to celebrate the memories of their beloved animals. In partnership with community veterinarians, the staff at Pets at Peace provides the highest quality of care for your cherished family pet.
Pets at Peace Alabama offers pet cremation and care your furry friend so deserves in the moments of their final farewell. Because it is a family-owned and operated business built on trust, reliability, and high quality service, Pets at Peace has refined the standards of the pet cremation industry to provide you peace of mind in your time of need. The reputation and solid customer-base is a testament to their philosophy that their business provides a unique service and they personally ensure that your pet’s care is handled with honor, dignity, and compassion. According to Julie, “people who choose Pets at Peace choose us because their pet deserves the very best.”
Julie Bland, owner, has quite a diverse background. She has a degree in psychology and twelve years
in orthopedic bracing sales, where she worked with doctors and hospitals around the Southeast.
She is very hands on with everything at Pets at Peace from handling customer relations to servicing local clinics and even marketing.
Julie has a life-long love and affection for animals. When she was only two she asked her mother every day for a dog until her mother finally relinquished and gave her a rescue puppy that she named Patches. Julie and Patches grew up together, best friends through their lives and Patches died when she was a senior in High School. Julie spent her entire childhood rescuing and nurturing cats, squirrels, rabbits, dogs, and birds or any other animal that needed care or a home. This dedication to saving animals continued for her as an adult with volunteer work for Alabama Animal Adoption Society in Homewood and other local animal organizations around town, raising funds and gathering supplies for organizations with a great deal of passion.
Julie had a dog named Tucker in her adult life. He was a very loved pet. Losing Tucker, was a driving force in the decision to get into the pet cremation business because of the empathy felt towards those that have been through the same painful process of losing a pet.
The pet owner’s veterinarian will often suggest pet cremation, but the choice to cremate an animal, as well as where this service is handled, is a decision that is solely the responsibility of the pet owner. Often pet owners are not aware of the options and simply ask their vet to handle it, but all they need to do is tell their vet that they wish to use a specific service.
Unlike some services, you may also call Pets at Peace directly to arrange for your animal to be picked up. Where other services may take weeks to handle this delicate task and then deliver your pet remains in a tin can or velvet bag, Pets at Peace goes the extra mile when handling your pet’s cremation and offers extras like a paw print and lock of hair, as well as decorative and commemorative urns and plaques that you can have engraved with a special message about your pet, or simply list the pet’s name and date of birth and death. Pets at Peace will also handle pre-arranged aftercare before your pet passes on. These arrangements can be made through your vet or by calling Pets at Peace directly.
For most people that own pets, they are beloved members of the family and losing them can be stressful and painful and unlike the planning for arrangements and services that goes in beforehand with humans, pet owners are often unprepared or equipped to deal with the limited options for pet burial. Some municipalities may not allow traditional burial in the back yard and pet cemeteries may not be available, leaving cremation as the only viable option.