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Funeral business service for pets in Elm Grove

Heavenly AcresJaci DeArmond will do whatever it takes — within reason — to help a family through the loss of a beloved pet. She thinks of her clients as having lost a family member.

Her efforts may include securing a small casket or urn, arranging a viewing, performing cremation services, officiating at a graveside ceremony or picking up and dropping off remains — all the services she used to offer the families of departed humans until she left the traditional funeral business in 2003.

DeArmond and her clients, or “pet parents,” view their animals as actual members of the family, a trend psychologists and surveys suggest has surged in recent decades.

Businesses such as DeArmond’s support the notion people think of animals in much the same way as they do their human companions or children.

“Without a doubt their animals are their children. They all call them that,” DeArmond said.

DeArmond’s business, Heavenly Acres for Pets, is a full-service pet cemetery and crematory. On three acres in Elm Grove, DeArmond and her husband Michael operate the crematory and maintain a cemetery of about 90 graves — mostly dogs and about five cats. More info

Full-service funeral business for pets in Elm Grove

Heavenly AcresJaci DeArmond will do whatever it takes — within reason — to help a family through the loss of a beloved pet. She thinks of her clients as having lost a family member.

Her efforts may include securing a small casket or urn, arranging a viewing, performing cremation services, officiating at a graveside ceremony or picking up and dropping off remains — all the services she used to offer the families of departed humans until she left the traditional funeral business in 2003.

DeArmond and her clients, or “pet parents,” view their animals as actual members of the family, a trend psychologists and surveys suggest has surged in recent decades.

Businesses such as DeArmond’s support the notion people think of animals in much the same way as they do their human companions or children.

“Without a doubt their animals are their children. They all call them that,” DeArmond said… Continue reading

Photo: Douglas Collier/The Times