Our Story

Great Lakes Pet Memorial is a full service pet cremation facility, memorial products store, and animal funeral service provider. We specialize in helping individuals and families through the grieving process.

Since 2008

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.

Locally Owned

Great Lakes Pet Memorial is a locally owned, family owned and operated business by Kerri and Dustin Collier. We are loving pet owners and care deeply about the well-being of other pets and their families. We were born and raised here in the Traverse City area and are happy to call northern Michigan our home. We have been happily married for 18 years and have 3 incredible children, Anesa, Cameron and Shenoah. We also have the three of the best dogs ever, Dexter (a dalmatian), Scoop (a rat terrier with attitude) and Rosco (a rat terrier without attitude).

Meet Our Staff at Great Lakes Pet Memorial

Kerri Collier
Kerri CollierDirector of Operations
Dustin Collier
Dustin CollierCremation Director
Richard
RichardCremation Tech & Driver
Sansaray
SansarayClient Comfort Specialist
Jen
JenClient Comfort Specialist
Valerie
ValerieAccounting
Barb
BarbAccounting
Holly
Rosco
RoscoProvider of Cuddles

We are very grateful that your service is here locally, in the spectrum of services that were available to us, and in the caring atmosphere that you have created for pet owners during their most difficult time.

Dana & Christie Bond, Rapid City, MI

It is comforting to know that the dedicated people at Great Lakes Pet Memorial are here to serve our community. They truly deserve our thanks and recognition.

John & Lauma Lockwood, Traverse City, MI

Because Your Pet Is a Member of the Family.

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