Pet Loss Professionals Alliance

Our Mission

The Pet Loss Professionals Alliance is committed to being an educational resource to its members. The membership, including pet loss suppliers and pet deathcare facility operators, will be dedicated to the respectful and dignified treatment of those pets entrusted to us. We will do this through the creation of programs to profitably meet the changing needs of the pet deathcare industry and our process partners in the areas of cemeteries, crematories and pet loss facilities, as well as the creation of standards to willfully meet our customers expectations.

Committee Chair

Lauren Blevins, CCFE, CPLP
Williams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory

Committee Members

  • Pierce Dempsey
    Leaf Cremation
  • Linda Dowers
  • Madison Dowers
  • Coleen Ellis
    Two Hearts Pet Loss Center
  • Jennifer Gesek
    Holy Land Wood and Stone
  • Gia Kondakor
    McAlister-Smith Funeral Homes Inc
  • Andy Lopez
    SoCal Approach
  • Jeff Moore
    Park Lawn Corp
  • Ana Palencia
    Señoriales Corporación de Services
  • Andrew Parsell
    Parsell Funeral Homes
  • Cintia Scoles
  • Amy Shimp
    Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens
  • Wendy Shipley
    Forever Faithful Cares
  • Sydney Tracy
    Paw Prints on Woodland
  • Maryglenn Warnock
    Paws to Remember

PLPA Webinar Series

Industry experts will show you the benefits of adding pet-based services to your business, communicating compassion to grieving pet parents and more. The live webinars are free and open to everyone, but the webinar recordings will be available only to ICCFA/PLPA members.

I wanted you to know how great it is to be involved with PLPA. I have learned so much and feel like our families are getting more out of our services than before. Thank you.

The PLPA’s commitment to its membership is to assist in:

  • Fostering positive consumer relationships by promoting high ethical standards
  • Encouraging our members to promote the dignified and respectful care of the pet bodies
  • Promoting cemeteries, crematories and memorial centers as respectful resting areas and as a place of lasting tribute to the memories of our beloved pets
  • Providing services, products and educational opportunities with an emphasis on those resources that members cannot as effectively provide for themselves
  • Being proactive in leadership on legislative, regulatory and legal issues
  • Creating mutually beneficial relationships with state, regional, international and allied associations
  • Providing members the opportunity for growth and recognition through participation in the ICCFA

Obligations of Membership in PLPA

Members of the PLPA recognize that we have special obligations to the pets, families and other businesses that we serve. As guardians of pets in death, we pledge:

  • To care for the remains of those entrusted to us with dignity, respect and professional skill, whether at a clinic, funeral home, crematory or cemetery
  • To honor the wishes of the family and to serve all families with respect, understanding and confidentiality
  • To protect and preserve all interment sites and relevant historical data entrusted to us
  • To be guided by the spirit and letter of all applicable laws and regulations set by governing bodies with jurisdiction over our activities in the ownership, management and operation of a funeral home, crematory, cemetery or related endeavor
  • To be an educational resource and guide in standards relating to final pet deathcare options for our client families as well as our process partners