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Pet Cremation

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.

- John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

Coping with the loss of a pet is difficult, and we understand how deeply it can affect you and your family. Caring for your departed animal can be a healing and cathartic act, and we can help you to give your beloved pet the dignified farewell and attention that he or she deserves.


Mt. Pleasant Pet Cremation Service

Mt. Pleasant Pet Cremation Service, in coordination with Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home, proudly offers private pet cremations in the mid Michigan area. By offering cremation services for your pet, our purpose is to provide a dignified method in which to care for your pet after its life ends. We understand that pets are not just animals, but are an important part of your family and, as such, should be treated with the same dignity, care, and respect after they die.


Pet Cremation Costs

All cremations listed below are assuming that your pet is delivered to our facility. Prices includes private cremation of your pet and placement of cremated remains in a wood urn.


0-39 pounds   $230  
40-59 pounds   $240
60-79 pounds   $275
80-99 pounds   $285
100-119 pounds   $295
120-200 pounds   $345




Recovery of pet from residence   $150  
Recovery of pet from veterinarian   $75
After hours fee   $175

All recovery fees include 20 mile radius from our facility. Recoveries outside 20 mile radius will be charged an additional $2 per loaded mile one way.



Frequently Asked Questions


What are your normal business hours?

While we operate and are available 24 hours a day, our normal office hours are Monday-Friday 9-5. If you should need our services outside our normal business hours, please call our 24 hour support line at (989) 773-5616.


Does our pet's cremation take place in the same cremation chamber as human cremations?

Absolutely not. It is against the law to use the same cremation chamber for both humans and animals.


Is our pet cremated with other animals at the same time?

Absolutely not. We only provide private cremations for pets. A private cremation means your pet is placed in the cremation chamber alone. Upon completion of the cremation, your pet's cremated remains are removed from the chamber, and returned to you, in a wood urn.


Do you cremate any pet?

Yes. We cremate all pets from rats to ferrets, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and exotic pets. However, we are unable to cremate pets weighing more than 200 pounds.


What if our pet dies outside of your normal business hours?


    1. If your pet is indoors, keep the room they are in as cool as reasonably possible. If your pet is small enough, and you are comfortable with the idea, you may wrap your pet and place them in a cooler or in a freezer until servce can be provided. This does not affect our process in any way. At this time, if you wish, you may remove your pet's collar or clip a lock of hair. Also, you can decide if there are any items you would like to send with your loved one.
    2. You may also prefer to call our 24 hour support line at 989-773-5616. One of our staff members can meet you at our facility to take in your pet at any time. There is an after hours fee of $175 that applies in addition to the cremation fee.
    3. We can also come to your residence for the transfer. There is a recovery fee of $75 to provide this service within a 20 mile radius of our facility.


What if my pet dies at the Veterinarian's office?

If, or when, a final appointment is made with your veterinarian, it is a good idea to let us know so we may coordinate with the veterinarian. Our charge for a pet transfer from a veterinarian office is a minimum of $75. You do have the option of bringing your loved one to our facility from the veterinarian's office.