We are pet parents who love their precious furry kids just like you.
We are professionals. We go to work every day hoping to make a difference in someone’s life. For us, we want to take a bad day and bring some peace into it.
We are members of this community. We take pride in being a resident, your neighbor, and one that supports the fabric of our pet community.
We ARE you.
When Nick and I came together with a vision of pet loss and memorialization services, it was truly the beginning of an extended mission of mine. In 2003, when Mico died, I knew she had just guided me into the next journey. A journey of helping pet parents like you with mourning, memorializing and paying tribute to a 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 Padlo 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. Every now and then you might see another little friend that’s joined them as the Padlos are very active in fostering and helping pets find their forever homes. While they have a soft spot in their heart for those that are “Puggle-ish,” their heart is full of love for any type of creature. Nick comes from a military background and after achieving his Masters from Stanford, spent some time with Bain & Company, assisting companies nation-wide.
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 when Mico died. It was then that I knew my life’s mission was being written for me as I wanted pet parents to have the same opportunity for rituals, grief support and memorialization options just like we do when we lose a human loved one. I’m proud of my book that came out just a few years ago, Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love & Grief. End-of-life care for pets IS my mission as I’m also actively involved with animal hospice and the IAAHPC. However, I’m most proud of my “kids!” Rudy, Harry, Crisco and Ellie. They are truly my heart, the light of my husband, Chris, and my world!
So, we are you. And, we are here to provide a safe place to mourn, memorialize, and honor the life and love you shared with a loved pet. To walk with you and to honor the journey that you shared with your own unique love.
Coleen and Nick
Finding the right pet loss organization should come with questions and understanding that the people you select are the right people. The right people to partner with if you are a veterinarian and the most caring team to walk with you if you are a pet parent. Our belief is that we want to work with people who believe what we believe: that all pets deserve dignity and respect in life and in death.
This is the vision of The Pet Loss Center. For so many of us pet parents, these pets bring us the unconditional love that we all crave and more fully add to the color in our lives. They are truly their own chapters in our book called “Life.”
Why trust us to assist with pet loss care? Here are a variety of reasons:
Our team takes pride in our pet loss certification and education. Many of our team members have made the commitment to obtain their Certified Pet Loss Professional credentials as well as sitting for their Cremation Arranger/Operator certification – all extra care in making sure you are getting the best and most professional team in pet loss care.
The Pet Loss Center has an open-door policy. As a veterinary professional or a pet parent, we encourage you to drop by for a tour or to just visit at any time. No appointment needed.
The Trusted Journey® Cremation Tracking System ensures the safety and security of the cremation process for every pet. The automated tracking system will allow veterinary professionals immediate and real-time information on the progress of those pets entrusted to our care. For pet parents, it’s the peace of mind in knowing that the pet’s ashes you receive back are those ashes of your pet.
Professionals to guide every family and animal clinic on the variety of memorialization and ritual options. For so many, they don’t know what they don’t know when it comes to the options that are available when a pet dies. However, even more than that, our caring team is available to give pet parents the permission they want and need to fully celebrate the life they shared with their beloved pet.
We believe what you believe. We are you, a person whose heart has been so full of love for a pet that when they die, that same heart is in a thousand pieces. So, while these might be some thoughts for you, the pet parent or the pet care professional, what really matters is what you need and want when it comes to pet loss. Contact us to share your needs, and we will be here to visit with you.
Join our newsletter for weekly updates from The Pet Loss Center.
Veterinary Partner Benefits program
If you are a client veterinary clinic of The Pet Loss Center, enroll here for our Veterinary Partner Benefits program. If you are not a client and would like information, let us know and we would be happy to schedule a time to visit about our services. You can email WeCare@ThePetLossCenter.com