The Pet Loss Center teamdev 2017-09-06T04:11:45+00:00
You reluctantly let him share the bed with you because you couldn’t put up with his crying that first night. “Just this once,” you said. That was many nights ago.
She shredded the curtains during a long work day and you decided the house somehow looked better without them.
No matter how heavy the day hangs on your shoulders, when you come through the door, they never fail to shower you with unconditional love.
And one day – the saddest day – they leave you.
For pet parents, this is the reality of loving an animal, their inevitable passing. It is something no one understands better than we do at The Pet Loss Center. What sets us apart is a philosophy. It goes beyond typical services. It’s a vision of how pet death and after-loss care should be done.
Our Trusted Journey® system gives you the peace of mind throughout the entire cremation process. From beginning to end, our team can give you precise details on the security of your pet and track each part of their end of life journey.
Our cemetery, Pet Heaven Memorial Park, was established in 1968 and is a perpetual care cemetery. Through our perpetual care fund pets entrusted to us through our funding process will always rest in beautifully manicured grounds.
Our centers are equipped with private viewing rooms that give pet parents the opportunity to say goodbye to their beloved companion. Our team is here to support every family in #honoringthejourney and assist in paying tribute to their loved one.
When Nick Padlo and I came together with a vision of pet loss and memorialization services, it was truly the beginning of an extended mission. In 2003, when my baby Mico died, I knew she was guiding me into the next journey. A journey of helping pet parents with mourning, memorializing, and paying tribute to that beloved pet who has rocked our world. A journey of walking with veterinary professionals with educational efforts as they, too, grieved for the clients that they served.
Nick is the ultimate pet daddy. He and his fur-kids, Porsche and Eleanor, can be seen around town on weekends, frequenting pet events and or just going for a walk on Katy Trail. While he has a soft spot in his heart for those that are “Puggle-ish,” his heart is full of love for any type of creature. Nick comes from a military background and holds a Master’s degree from Stanford University.
As for me, I am an over-the-top pet Mom. From having a full-time pet nanny, to providing my creatures with home-cooked food, living in my house is the proverbial “winning the lottery.” I’ve been in the funeral business since 1987, with focused efforts on pet loss since 2003. It was when Mico passed that I knew my life’s mission was to give other pet parents the same opportunity for rituals, grief support, and memorialization options as if they were a human loved one.
End-of-life care for pets IS my mission as I’m also actively involved with animal hospice and the IAAHPC.
So, who are we? Who is The Pet Loss Center?
We are you. We are pet parents who love their precious fur kids, just like you. We are professionals. We go to work every day hoping to make a difference in someone’s life. We are members of our community and we take pride in supporting pet parents #honoringthejourney of their loved ones.
We ARE you.
Warmly, Coleen Ellis
Heavenly Father, Creator of all things, thank you for having entrusted us with loyal Herman. Thank you for letting him teach us unselfish love. Thank you for the memories that we can recall to brighten our days for the rest of our lives. Finally, in gratitude, we return out pet to you. Amen.
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Beautiful Cheeky Simba, Our rescue Persian whom loved nothing more than a warm bath, pampering with hair dryer & brush as well as your undivided attention. You left us much too soon. Simba was rescued in every sense of the word. He was found floating in a Fort Lauderdale canal on that rare 45′ February morning in 2003 clinging to a bait-well that was tied behind a large yacht. He was covered in leaves and debris from the previous night… Read More… “Simba”
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Date of death Jan 4, 2016
Max “buddy boy”
Buddy boy, being left behind without you is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with. You knew my trust issues, and you helped me to trust something besides myself. That’s a vulnerability I never knew I was even capable of experiencing. I tried my best to make your end of life peaceful and comfortable. I beat myself up for mistakes that were made with that, and I promise you I will work on forgiving myself for that. Your… Read More… “Max “buddy boy””
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Dec 6, 2004 - Jun 20, 2016
I work in a veterinary clinic and Olive was brought to me just hours old. She was abandoned by her birth mom and the owner did not want to take care of a little puppy. So I adopted her and our beautiful journey began. My husband and I would stay up all night bottle feeding her, she was so tiny when she came to us only 87 grams, smaller than the palm of my hand. We went through a lot… Read More… “Olive”
Jan 29, 2010 - May 27, 2017
She was my rock then and is my inspiration now! No more had we cleared everything off of the moving truck and I was down at the shelter, looking for my forever love! There in a fish tank in the front lobby (because she was so small!) was a little puppy that had been left in a box, on the doorstep of the shelter. She was barking a bark that I came to learn over the years, would be her… Read More… “Mico”
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Mar 19, 1989 - Apr 21, 2013
Submit a Message in Memory of your Pet: I had to let my sweet, precious kitty Kiki go on 7/25/16 with the kind assistance of Dr. Annie. I had 9 years with Kiki, every one a blessing. I found her outside, all by herself, when she was only a few weeks old. Kiki, I love you so much. You gave me all of your love and trust. You were my cherished friend. Just one of our daily rituals was that… Read More… “Kiki”
By Coleen Ellis I know it sounds silly when I say I love National Pet Memorial Day. After all, it is a day set aside to remember all of
My baby Toby passed away last Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was 14 years old. I picked up his urn and other things this Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at his vet Dr. Ferber’s Animal Hospital. Everything you guys made was beautiful. In fact, I wish I would’ve been able to get more things! Thank you so much for making this process better for my baby Toby. It has also brought me more peace knowing Toby is now back home with me. Words are not enough to express how thankful and appreciative I am of you guys. It means the world to me that you guys took such good care of my boy the way I would’ve if I could’ve. God bless you all & know you have touched many lives like mine.
Our dog, Boots, passed away on May 17, 2016. It was an incredibly sad day for us. Our hearts were completely broken. The staff at Banfield (Lakeline mall area) assured us he would be taken care of in a beautiful way. That was an understatement. The engraved wooden box, the pin, the paw print, the purple bag was more than I expected. You’ve done a wonderful job. As painful as it was to return to Banfield, You’ve made this sad and tragic experience into a happy one. You’ve made this journey complete. Thank you so much for an outstanding job. We will treasure this forever.
The Jenkins Family
I received my adorable little “Dominic” last Friday (05/20/16) from Banfield Pet Hospital. I only had Dominic less than 6 months, giving him a forever home. He gave me so much love and joy! But, something happen to his little heart. I want to express to you and your facility “THANK YOU” for the beautiful end-of-life services for my little “Dominic”. Everything you enclosed was all very much appreciated but receiving the little zip-lock bag with his very own hair touched me so very much. Again, Thank You – Thank You!!!
Since 1972, Sunset Animal Clinic has had the privilege of relying on Pet Heaven to care for our patients’ remains with the respect they deserve. Flawlessly dependable, highly responsive and admirably progressive, this family-style operation has always been characterized by the deep and abiding respect for animals they share with veterinarians like us. All these years, it’s been a tremendous benefit to be able to comfort our clients –– without hesitation –– with the certain knowledge that their pets were in kind and honorable hands until the very last step in their physical path.
Dr. Patricia Khuly
From the first day I met him as a four week old kitten in 1997, Harley was very demanding. He would not be ignored, and frankly it was difficult not to constantly pay attention to that sweet face and ‘luxury fur’. We got to spend 17 action-packed, incredible years together and he was spoiled rotten the entire time – always the best for my Harley Kenneth! So it should be no surprise that even when the time came for him to leave my side, I wanted the absolute best for him. I did my research and chose All Paws Go To Heaven (now The Pet Loss Center) to handle his after-death care, and they did not disappoint. From the first emotional phone call to the dreaded pick-up to the anxiously awaited return of his ashes, every person I dealt with was caring, comforting and every bit as in the moment as I was. He was treated in death just as he was in life…like a little king. With something like this, you desperately want to avoid regrets because they can haunt you forever, and thankfully because I trusted these wonderful people with my special angel, I have absolutely no regrets.
We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the care and concern that you showed to our girl Harley. We are Paws In the City volunteers and contacted your company because you are a Paws sponsor. We are so glad that we found out about you because you could not have been nicer or more respectful during this awful week.
Amanda Bradberry Wheless (with Gordon Firth)
I received my oak urn with the remains of my beloved “Mouse” cat today, and I wish to commend you folks for exceeding my expectations. The urn is beautiful and professionally crafted and the accompanying information was very helpful. Thank you for making my terrible experience more bearable.
I recently said “Good-Bye” to my Boston Terrier. When my vet arranged private cremation I just knew I would have to bring her home once again. It was another emotional moment when I picked her up. Looking at that little urn brought on more tears, but I must say it sure is nice to have that urn placed next to a great picture of her in her younger & healthier years.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help with Mushu. I received him today via Dr. Marmesh’s office. Your package with the pin and the cards was very comforting. I initially spoke with Jason at your establishment who was extremely kind, immediately helped me and, in my opinion, is an asset to your company. Again, thanks for your courtesies.
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