Give Your Beloved Pet

The Dignified Farewell That He or She Deserves.

Welcome to Paws To Remember

Paws to Remember Pet Crematory is not only family owned & operated, but owned by a family that loves animals.

We understand what it means to lose a beloved pet and are here to help guide you through that painful process.

Your faithful companion, once placed in our care, will be treated as our own, with the same dignitiy and respect that all family members deserve.

Thank you for looking after us all so beautifully, we had a wonderful experience and highly recommend your services.

Tamara GreenClio

Who We Are

Paws To Remember is dedicated to providing professional and compassionate services to help lighten your burden and support you through the difficult times that follow the loss of a dearly loved pet.

Our Facilities

Paws To Remember offers a warm and comfortable environment with tasteful decor. Take a tour of our facilities, meet with one of our experienced professionals, and see why we take such pride in our beautiful accommodations.

Pet Cremation

Losing a pet doesn't mean they're gone forever. If you choose cremation for your beloved pet, rest assured. We guarantee your pet will be cremated respectfully and honorably. Our services include pet identification and tracking procedures. We assure you that you will receive only your pet's cremains and will provide proof for your peace of mind.

Grief Support

First of all, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved pet. Without a doubt, the death of a pet can be one of the hardest things we face.

Though their lives are shorter on average than our own, their impact on our lives is no less meaningful than the relationships we hold with other people. If you’re struggling with the loss of a pet, you are not alone and you are not wrong for experiencing the deepest feelings of grief in these circumstances.

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Reflection Room

  • A beautiful room where you and your loving companion can say your last goodbyes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cremation is the process whereby a pet's body is reduced to bone particles and ash through the application of intense heat (usually 1400-1800 degrees Fahrenheit). This part of the process can take between one and three hours, depending on the size of the pet and if they are in a special pet casket or cremation container. Following a sufficient period of cool down, the bone particles and ash are retrieved from the cremation equipment and then processed into a fine, consistent granular quality. The fine granular matter is placed in the urn and returned to the pet owner for final memorialization.

For several reasons, more and more pets are cremated today. First, in many urban communities, ordinances or space prohibit owners from burying their pets in the back yard. Now, cremation is an affordable and simple option that often did not exist in the past. Finally, with our society becoming so much more mobile, choosing cremation gives you the ability to take your pet's cremated remains with you if you move to another home. This trend of cremation becoming the preferred method of disposition also is common to the human funeral business, where trends predict more than 50% of all human deaths will involve cremation as soon as 2025. Thus, you are making the right choice by selecting a Funeral Home which specializes in pet cremations.

Yes. Veterinarians have knowledge of the cremation process and use companies like Paws To Remember to handle their pet cremations. So, your veterinarian has been a trusted advisor to you when it comes to your pet's good health, and will provide you with all of the options available to you following the death of one of your beloved pets in a time of need.

Most veterinarians will give you the option of cremation. If you wish to have your pet cremated, the veterinarian will arrange for this to take place. However, pet owners may contact us directly too, especially if their pet dies at home.

We try to make our services available at all times. It may cost more, but it is inevitable that circumstances may require a more urgent care. Paws To Remember mainatains office hours from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of our business, we are often available to receive calls and provide immediate service beyond our normal hours. When we do leave, our answering service will reach us if it is imperitive to make a house call in the evening, on a weekend, or a holiday. Call us.

Most pet cremation companies provide great service and are highly regarded by the veterinary community, and pet owners. The most apparent differences include the following. The cost to the pet owner may vary greatly, the distance a pet may be transported to another part of Michigan to a crematory can vary greatly, and the amount of time it takes to return the pet cremains can range between two days to almost two weeks, depending on the company. Each of the pet cremation companies, however, do provide areas of their service which exceed the normal expectations. At Paws To Remember, we try to provide our services at a very affordable rate. We try to return each of the pet's cremains in a timely manner, perhaps 2-3 days. Importantly, our services are all done locally, in the Clio Industrial Park.

Just as cremation has gained in popularity over the last 2 decades, the preference has changed here as well. Fifteen years ago, only about 1 in 4 pet families chose "individual cremation" - as most chose not to receive back their pet's cremated remains. Today, that ratio has flipped as research indicates, about 70% of all pet families choosing cremation want their pet's cremated remains back.

No. Often family members will wrap their pet in a favorite blanket or some other personal article of meaning to the pet or family members.

Many pet cremation providers return the pet cremated remains in a temporary container or cardboard box. However, at Paws to Remember, we understand the dignity your pet's cremated remains deserve. Accordingly, we use a very simple, yet dignified, urn in all of our cremation offerings. Additionally, many families choose to upgrade to an urn that speaks of their pet's life. Visit the on-line Product Gallery for a large assortment of memorial urns, jewelry, garden stones and other merchandise.

A pet director from Paws to Remember will call you within 2-3 business days to schedule a time to come in and receive your pet. Always feel free to call us at (810) 686-5070.

The answer is, that depends. An individual cremation will vary in time depending on the size of the pet. A small pet, for example a cat, would take approximately an hour, where a Great Dane may take two and a half to three hours. This also depends on the weather outside. The retort (cremating machine) has to reach a certain degree before the pet can be placed inside. The colder it is outside, the longer it takes for the machine to heat up. This is a process that cannot be hurried and may vary slightly.

Once Paws To Remember receives possession of your pet, he/she will typically be ready to pick up within 2-3 days.

Pricing varies depending on your preferred type of cremation and the size of your pet. Please call one of our pet care specialists at (810) 686-7297. We can give you specific pricing and answer any other questions you might have.