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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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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