"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms." - George Eliot

Private Cremation

With this selection, your pet alone is placed in the cremation chamber. Upon completion of the cremation, your pet's cremated remains are removed from the chamber, and returned to you.

Viewing Cremation

Similar to a private cremation, but you, your friends, and family are permitted to be present during the cremation in a viewing room. This option is not available at all crematories.

Individual Cremation

During the cremation, your pet shares space in the cremation chamber with other pets, however they are separated so that you will be able to receive your pet's cremated remains.

Communal Cremation

With this alternative your pet is cremated along with a number of other pets, and the cremated remains are not able to be separated. No cremated remains are returned to you. It is common practice for these cremated remains to be scattered on private land.

Our Commitment to You

Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home & Crematory Hirsch Funeral Homes provides these services to support and assist your family during a most difficult time—the loss of a dearly loved animal companion. We offer prompt and compassionate care, and provide the resources to see you through your loss. We can help you arrange a meaningful ceremony to honor your best friend, and give your family a peaceful setting in which to share loving memories. Call us today at or contact us via our contact form. We’re here to help.