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When It’s Time To Say Goodbye

The bond between a pet and owner is full of fulfillment and deep love as a member of the family. The years you spend with a pet are as pure as it is with any human.

Death is inevitable. Whether by disease, trauma or old age, the loss of your pet is a very painful grieving process … it’s hard to know what to do in the aftermath.

Recently I phoned Karen at All Paws Great and Small in San Antonio, Texas. She explained their services, costs, hours and ways to honor your pet’s memory.

“We understand how hard the loss of a pet can be. Our caring staff takes pride in helping families put together the perfect cremation or memorial service for their pets that have passed on,” said Karen.

Back Home in 24 ($395) – All Paws pickup your pet at your home and return their ashes to you in 24 hours. This package includes a basic urn, clay paw print, grief support material and an online obituary.

Rainbow Bridge ($350) – When you drop off your pet, you receive a private cremation with a Paw Print urn available for pick up in 3-5 days. You also receive a woven photo blanket, clay paw print, grief support material and an online obituary.

Reflection ($250) – This private cremation includes a framed photo urn, clay paw print, grief support material and online obituary.

Private Cremation ($185) – The package includes a basic box urn, clay paw print, individual cremation, grief support material and online obituary.

Their pet drop off hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 2pm.

All Paws Great and Small is located at the Meadow Lawn Cemetery, 5611 E. Houston, San Antonio, TX 78220. They can be reached by calling 210.661.3991 – ask for Karen.

In the event you would like to have a more calm and loving way for your pet to cross the Rainbow Bridge, there are veterinarians who come to your home. They work closely with All Paws and can help with the planning and transition. Just ask.

Pay tribute to the wonderful life your pet shared with you.  Find a way to celebrate the unconditional love so freely given. We will be sharing more information on how you can memorialize your pet in a loving way in an upcoming post.