Great Lakes Pet Memorial & Crematory was planted in our minds after losing our cherished dog ‘Buddy’ in 2000. At the time, our veterinarian wasn’t able to give us any further options to help us through the pain and loss, we realized then, that there was a much needed service missing in the northern Michigan Area. In 2004, while visiting family in Florida, we came across a wonderful Pet Funeral Home. It was an inspiration to us in many ways and we knew that veterinarians in our area needed a place like that available to help comfort their clients through pet loss and provide several options for aftercare. We wanted to give grieving pet owners more than “just ashes.” So, in 2008, we opened northern Michigan’s first, full-service Pet Cremation and Memorial Company.