Members in the News

Coleen Ellis, CPLP and Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home (Tampa, FL)  |  It’s a Dog’s Life Afterall

Claire Chew Gillenson (Venice, CA)  |  Saying Goodbye to Your Pet

Coleen Ellis, CPLP (Greenwood, IN)  |  Baltimore County Pet Cemetery Poses Challenge for Neighbors, Officials

Coleen Ellis, CPLP (Greenwood, IN)  |  Ask The Expert: What Are The Pros and Cons of Adding Pet Loss Services to My Funeral Home Operation?

Oakwood Pet Cremations (Maple City, MI)  |  Oakwood Pet Memorial Center to host Pet Loss and Grief Seminar for Area Professionals

Clock Timeless Pets (Muskegon, MI)  |  What is Clock Timeless Pets?

Clock Timeless Pets (Muskegon, MI)  |  Grieving the Loss of a Pet

Brett VanDeQoestyne (Geneseo, IL)  |  ‘It’s the loss of a loved one’

Claire Chew Gillenson (Santa Monica, CA)  |  Time to Say Goodbye

Clock Funeral Home/Clock Timeless Pets (Muskegon, MI)  |  Clock Timeless Pets in Muskegon offers funeral arrangements for beloved animals

Hillcrest-Flynn Pet Funeral Home (Hermitage, Pennsylvania)  |  A Dog’s Life, and Beyond

Pet Loss Care Memorial Centre (Fairfield, British Columbia, Canada)  |  Grieving pet owners choosing sentimental options

Beyond the Rainbow (Ft. Worth, TX)  |  Advice on what to do when a dog or cat dies suddenly

PLPA Co-Chair Authors Book

PLPA Co-Chair Coleen Ellis has written a book, Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief, that is published and sold through iUniverse. Ellis says “For the love of all of the pets that have touched our souls and changed our lives… this is for them. And, for the pet parents who want to honor the life that’s shared with these special pets.”

Pet News

A Funeral for Your Beloved Pet? Pet Parents Like the Idea  |  WalletPop  |  February 14, 2011

Saying Goodbye: Resting Sure in Your Pet’s Resting Place  |  Tails Magazine  |  August 3, 2010

PLPA Creates Cremation Authorization Form, Expands Cremation Standards & Definitions

Families today frequently choose cremation when their pet dies; however, there is often confusion among families, veterinarians and even cremation providers surrounding the definitions of the various options available for cremation and the procedures used in each.

The Pet Loss Professionals Alliance (PLPA), a group of more than 150 pet loss providers and related businesses, has created its own Cremation Authorization Form and updated its Definitions and Standards for the Cremation of Companion Animals to promote uniformity and standardization in pet cremation.