PLPA Documents and Forms

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Annual Pet Loss Profession Survey Summaries

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Download 2012 Summary PDF


PLPA Guide to Planning Ahead

Preparing yourself in advance for the death of your pet, while emotionally taxing, is a wise and thoughtful thing to do. Planning ahead gives you the opportunity to discuss how you would like to memorialize your beloved pet and to celebrate your time together.
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PLPA Cremation Standards & Definitions

This document includes definitions of common terms such as private cremation, partitioned cremation and communal cremation, as well as the professional standards applicable to the cremation of companion animals in the previously mentioned practices.
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2012 PLPA Conference Keynote Speaker Presentation Notes

Download the notes from Dr. Marty Becker’s keynote presentation from the Second Annual PLPA Conference held in Las Vegas, NV, March 8-11, 2012 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
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Introductory Letter to Vets

In response to a request from a PLPA member, we gladly provide a letter for members to send to a veterinarian letting them know about the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and the great work the group is doing.
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PLPA Forms

Cremation Authorization Form

In authorizing the cremation of your pet, here is a sample form that would cover all of the important aspects legally and with full disclosure in this process.
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Pet Receipt of Cremated Remains

Here is a sample form to document the receipt of cremated remains by named individual from the care of a funeral home, crematory, and/or veterinarian.
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Pet Cremation Witness Acknowledgment and Release

Here is a sample form for pet parents wishing to witness the cremation of their pet, including placement in the retort.
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Pet Crematory Agreement Between Veterinarian Clinic & Crematory

Here is a sample form to clearly establish the working relationship between a veterinarian clinic a crematory.
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Indiana State Police K9 Funeral Manual

PLPA members may download this document to use as a template for police K9 funerals in their area.
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