Dallas (November 7, 2017) — Pet memorial provider The Pet Loss Center is thrilled to be named as a
winner in the 27th annual Dallas 100™.
Co-founded by the SMU Cox School of Business’ Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Dallas
100™ ranks the top 100 Dallas entrepreneurial companies annually based on percentage growth and
absolute dollar growth over the previous three years. The Institute, working with the accounting firm
BKD LLP CPA and Advisors, examined sales from hundreds of companies from 2014 to 2016 (the
last year for which complete data is available). According to Caruth Institute data, this year’s winning
companies collectively generated billions of dollars in sales over just the past three years.
“Reflected by our place on the Dallas 100™, the Dallas Fort-Worth pet-loving community continues to
strengthen,” said Nick Padlo, CEO of The Pet Loss Center. “Our pets are family and deserve the best
that we can give them, in both life and death. We are here to support pet parents through their most
The Dallas 100™ awards ceremony takes place on November 16 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The
ranking of the top 100 fastest-growing companies will be revealed at the ceremony. For more
information about the Dallas 100™, contact D100info@smu.edu or 214-768-3689.
“We’re thrilled and honored to be included in the Dallas 100™!,” said Coleen Ellis, CT, CPLP; Pet
Loss Pioneer of The Pet Loss Center. “From the caring services we offer our families and veterinary
partners, to the family atmosphere we have for our employees, we’re deeply proud of our
accomplishments and growth.”
Pet parents and veterinary professionals rely on The Pet Loss Center for all final arrangement needs
for their beloved pets, including respectful and dignified cremation services; one-on-one pet loss
support; memorial urns, caskets, jewelry and artwork; The Trusted Journey® Cremation Tracking
System to ensure the safety and security of the cremation process; cremation viewings; a quiet and
serene environment appropriate for final rituals and good-byes; and RACE (Registry of Approved
Continuing Education) approved continuing education classes for veterinary professionals. Since
launching in 2014, The Pet Loss Center has grown to seven locations across Texas, Florida and
Virginia, employing more than 65 team members. Next year, the plan is to open 10 more locations.
The Pet Loss Center has two locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, at 2215 West Pipeline Road in
Euless and 511 New Hope Road West in McKinney. All seven Pet Loss Center locations in Texas,
Florida and Virginia have open door policies. Animal lovers are invited and encouraged to visit any
location at any time during office hours, no appointment needed.