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Many families reach out after the conclusion of their services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through the difficult journey of losing a pet, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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I had to put my boy Corky to sleep in the spring it was absolutely horrible. He was 18 and his body was just done. The vet gave me the option to have him cremated and I’m glad I did. I love that I have his little paw print and the tin the ashes came is was very nice. Thank you!

Stevie Peddicord

October 31, 2019

Thank you so much for your kindness during the difficult time of the passing of our fur baby bear! You truly gave us comfort during our grieving process!! (Submitted via Facebook)

Marcy Solomon

April 18, 2019

Thank you so much for making our grieving process with our dog so pleasant and we highly recommend you guys! (Submitted via Facebook)

Matt Solomon

April 18, 2019

Vandemore treated our fur babies and us with such dignity and respect! I can't say enough kind things about them! We’ve had it done twice and we had private cremations done both times Vandemore in Geneseo! They are INCREDIBLE! (Submitted via Facebook)

Nesa and Rob Goss

April 17, 2019

You've taken care of my cats and many of the Henry County Humane Society - Geneseo, IL shelter animals when they've passed at Miller Veterinary Service & Geneseo Animal Hospital. Your compassion and kindness helps us through difficult times. (Submitted via Facebook)

Cindy Subo-Avey

April 12, 2019

You took care of our little Lucy August 2018 after she passed at Oakwood. Your kindness made our loss a little more bearable. Thank you!

Laurie Rose

April 08, 2019

This is where we took our pets. Amazing, kind, caring people! (Submitted via Facebook 3/12/19)

Nancy Moore

March 26, 2019

He is an outstanding individual! We love Brett. (Submitted via Facebook)

Jaime Miller

March 26, 2019

Brett is wonderful and has helped us with the loss of pets in the past. We wouldn’t go anywhere else. They are very compassionate and professional. (Submitted via Facebook)

Heidi Moss

March 26, 2019

You have helped us many times with our fur babies! Thank you for what you do! (Submitted via Facebook

Verna Miller Sprouse

March 26, 2019

Great person (Brett)! KInd heart! (Submitted via Facebook)

Nancy Moore

March 26, 2019

Brett was an absolute blessing the night my parents' sweet bulldog passed. Couldn't have handled that without him! (Submitted via Facebook)

Karen Calhoun Balzer

March 26, 2019

They have cremated two of my babies and was treated with the utmost of compassion during the hardest thing I’ve had to do. I would highly recommend them. (Submitted via Facebook)

Bonnie Wilson

March 26, 2019

Losing a pet is awful. I was so blessed by Brett and Joel when I lost my first guy. Then again a year later when I lost two more within 20 days of each other. Then 4 years later the last puppy was gone. 15 years is a long time to love a critter. Each time I returned Brett greeted me by name and let me spend as much time as I needed with each of them. Very patient and kind and loving and respectful. If there is such a thing as having a wonderful experience losing a companion.....(Submitted on Facebook 3/15/19)

Heidi Rettig

March 15, 2019

Our fur baby Preston crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday, very unexpectedly! My husband and I didn't get to meet with anyone from Vandemore, due to our vet office handling everything for us. However, I just want to say how very pleased I am with everything and I can't thank you guys enough! (Submitted via Facebook November 2018)

Katie Gripp

March 15, 2019

I had to have my Miss Kitty put to sleep a few days ago. When I received her ashes in the adorable container and the certificate with her paw print, I was overcome with emotions. Thank you for taking such loving care of her and understanding that she was more than a pet to me. (Submitted via Facebook)

Sherri Herring

March 15, 2019

You are the best. I recently lost my dog Peanut and you honored my wishes 100%. I can’t thank you enough. (Post submitted via Facebook)

Stephanie Howard

March 13, 2019

We lost our dearly beloved cockatiel, Sunny in early February. She was part of our lives for over 22 years bringing us so much joy and love. We sent an email to Vandermore on Sunday, the day she past, and Brett email us back the same day with answers to our questions. When we brought her in on Monday he greeted us at the door, extending his sympathy for our loss. He was very compassionate and helped make things very easy and smooth for us. Thank you so much Brett for your kindness. Mary Lou and Ralph

MaryLou Meyers & Ralph Gicla

March 10, 2019

To Brett and all the staff with Vandemore Pet Cremations, I cannot thank you enough for making the process so worry-free, comfortable, and compassionate. My Soldier, a loyal friend and English Setter, was a true companion and family member. It was so reassuring, after his unexpected passing, to call on a weekend and receive such prompt care. Brett truly helped shed some light on an otherwise dim day. Having Soldier's remains home tonight, especially with the paw print, means so much to me. Your services have truly helped ease our grieving process, and for that - I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Audrey Majeski

September 22, 2015

Thank you for taking care of my best friend Smokey. He was taken from me way too soon. The extra touches you provided were fantastic. I love the cast of his paw print, and the certificate....I miss him dearly....

Dave D.

March 23, 2015

Joel & Brett Joe and I want to thank you so much for the services you provided for our beloved pet, Maxx. It was a pleasure meeting both of you and we immediately knew we made the right choice when we arrived at your facility. You made us both feel at ease with your compassion for our loss. It gave us great comfort knowing Maxx would be well taken care of. We also were so happy that we were able to pick up Maxx's ashes so quickly. It's comforting knowing he's back in his home and it definitely helped with our grieving process.

Joe & Jackie, Wyoming, IL

April 01, 2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you guys did on cremating Princess. Also thank you for your kindness and sympathy when we brought her into you. I love the paw print and fur that you guys gave me. It's framed and hanging above the urn.

Charlene S.

March 17, 2014

Brett, Thank you for your kind letter, and the certificate of our pet for 15 years Bailey. What a nice touch.

Kent & Sophina

February 17, 2014

Thank you Brett, so very much for your kindness, and caring ways. Thank you for your sincere thoughts and the special way you treated our beloved pet "Gizmo". Gizmo was just like our son. Thanks for treating Gizmo with so much care and love. We will be telling all our family and friends about your special pet cremation services. Thanks again so very much.

Jim and Bonnie

February 11, 2014

Thank you, Vandemore Pet Cremation Services for your care and love you showed to my children and our family during our recent loss of Shadow. The urn is perfect and the certificate with Shadow's print is hanging in our boy's bedroom. God Bless,

Shelly Z & Family

February 10, 2014

Brett, I had to let you know how much I appreciated your services yesterday. I talked with our vet clinic this afternoon and she was very impressed. She said that you were extremely professional. She also said that the manner in which you took charge of our pet was excellent. She said that you handled Grumpy's box like it was something to be treasured. For that alone, I thank you very much. For us, of all our cats, we have had four, Grumpy is the one that was the most special and meant the most to us. I am a firm believer in thank you notes, and while this is one of the most difficult for me, I wanted you to know how grateful and appreciative we are for your excellent services.

Sharon & Gary

February 02, 2014

Joel & Brett A few weeks ago you helped mom take care of their Boston Terrier Winchester and today you are helping my son-in-law with the loss of their husky Cora. I just want to thank you for recognizing the need for these pet services and I wanted to let you know that you have a God given gift of helping others. Your compassion truly makes a difference in the lives of so many people in ALL that you do. Thank you!


February 02, 2014

What a wonderful service to have locally. You folks are great! I was so happy to have Max's cremains back the day after we put him down. Very pleased, Thanks


January 29, 2014

What a beautiful facility. We were so surprised when we delivered Tinker to your facility. How impressive to have this class of facility in Henry County. The urn display and prices were very reasonable as well. God Bless You,


January 22, 2014

Thank you, Brett, for your kindness & understanding when we brought our dear Dusty in last week. We just picked up his ashes from Dr. Joy's clinic today. I have put pictures of him on 3 sides & the top. "He" is next to my side of the bed - where he always slept. I assumed the certificate of cremation would have a pre-printed paw print on it - I am very touched to see that it's Dusty's own paw print. Such a special touch. He was my shadow & I miss him so very much but thank you for making a sad time more bearable.

Jack & Penny

January 12, 2014

Brett & Joel, I just want to say thank you again to both of you... for your compassion with the loss of not just one but two of my senior puppies. Your warm concern, your beautiful facility, and the return of Hey Zeus' and Milo's cremains within 24 hours helped me so much... and the paw prints are such a wonderful reminder of two gentle, precious souls. Thank you,

Len B.

November 12, 2013

I want to thank you for taking such care with Puddles. The paw print on the certificate was so touching. That meant so much to me. Her accident and death was such a shock to us and I was unable to say goodbye to her and the paw print means more than you know. Also getting her back to us so soon, I was able to return to Wisconsin much faster than expected. Again, thank you,


October 22, 2013

Just wanted to thank you for your kindness when we lost our Toby. It made a very difficult time a little easier and now I have him with me always. Thanks again


September 10, 2013

Just a note to thank you in the manner in which you handled the cremation of my beautiful lab - Chip. The wooden urn was beautiful. Thank you for bringing him back to Dr. Nelson's for me as it was a long drive home. Thanks again

Gladys S.

May 15, 2013

You took care of our little Lucy August 2018 after she passed at Oakwood. Your kindness made our loss a little more bearable. Thank you! (Submitted via Facebook)

Laurie Rose