Pet Services

Pet owner holds elderly dog as their last goodbye.

We understand that pets are more than just loving companions. For many, they’re members of the family, and the death of a pet can be just as difficult as losing a person we love.

From simple cremations to memorial services to a peaceful, permanent resting place you can always return to, we help families lay their best friends to rest with dignity and compassion. Families also have the option to preplan final arrangements, to help make things a little easier when the time comes.

Cremation Services

Through our own company, Best Friends Pet Cremation Services, we provide families with several cremation options for pets of all sizes. Learn more about pet cremation.

Best Friends Forever Cemetery

Lay your pet to rest or honor their memory with a beautiful engraving. See some of your options.

Urns

Keep your pet close through our diverse selection of personalized urns. See our selection of urns.

Keepsakes

Remember your pet forever with customized jewelry, ornaments, and more. See our selection of keepsakes.

To learn more about our pet services or to make arrangements, please call Best Friends at 505.345.5615.

Pet Cremation Services in Albuquerque/ Rio Rancho

French Funerals and Cremations understands that experiencing the loss of a pet can be an emotional and stressful experience for the whole family. Pets are often accepted as family members, and they play a big role in the lives and hearts of those who love them.

As pet owners ourselves, we want to provide the very best care for yours in your time of need. Our own company, Best Friends Pet Cremation Services, exists to serve individuals and families wanting dignified and compassionate final arrangements for their beloved animal.

Cremation

We offer several options to cremate your pet. These include: 

  • Witnessing Cremation – This gives families the opportunity to participate in the final service for their pet by being present at the beginning of a private cremation. Families receive their pets cremated remains the same day with this option.
  • Communal Cremation – Multiple pets are present in the cremation chamber together. The cremated remains are then scattered in our pet ossuary, located in Best Friends Forever Cemetery at Sunset Memorial Park.
  • Private Cremation – Only one pet is present in the cremation chamber at a time. Cremated remains are then returned to the family.

At Best Friends pet cremation services, we have the finest pet crematorium to guarantee our clients the best cremation for their cherished pets. Our animal cremation experts will work with you to tailor a pet cremation that will meet your needs.

We start with preparing your pet and putting it in a casket for you to say your farewell before the cremation process begins. Our professionals will help you with the selection of an ideal casket for your pet. The cremation is completed within 24 hours. Cremated remains are available for pick up at our facility or delivered back to your veterinarian clinic. For an additional fee, ashes can be mailed anywhere within the continental US.

We are able to accommodate animal cremation of all sizes, from hamsters and guinea pigs, to cat and dog cremation, to your beloved equine.

Transfer Services

If you are unable to bring your pet to Best Friends, we can take your pet into our care from any veterinarian clinic in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas during business hours, Monday through Friday, at no additional charge. Best Friends also provides in-home pickups from homes for an additional charge.

A Final Resting Place

French Funerals’ Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque is a beautiful place to lay your loved pet to rest. You can choose to bury their remains in our Best Friends Forever Cemetery, or purchase a personalized engraving in their memory, to be able to return to and pay your respects for decades to come. Best Friends Forever was built to provide peaceful reflection, and has thoughtfully been landscaped and designed. Pet owners can arrange to be buried alongside their beloved pet, when it is their time.

Pet Memorial Services

A simple memorial service is a wonderful way to honor your pet and can be extremely beneficial to begin the healing process of grief. Whether it’s a candle-lighting session, a simple prayer session, or a gathering of friends and family, our staff can help you plan a ceremony befitting your pet, your family, and your budget. Memorial services for your pet can be arranged at Best Friends Forever Cemetery, or at a location of your choosing in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho.

Urns & Keepsakes

To keep the memory of your animal always close, we offer a diverse selection of pet cremation urns and memorial mementos that can be personalized with your pet’s name, paw prints, and more. We have a large variety of cat and dog urns to match the personality of your pet and family’s tastes.

We also offer custom pet keepsakes, such as ornaments, necklaces and other jewelry, pocket knives, glass orbs, photo urns, and keychains. Our staff will guide you and help you choose the urn or keepsake that is best for you and your family.

Preplanning

At French, we strive to make the experience of losing a loved one as stress-free as it can possibly be. That’s why we also offer the opportunity to preplan arrangements for your pets as well. By making arrangements ahead of time, you can focus on yourself and your family when the time comes, and make things a little bit easier. It also ensures you won’t pay inflated prices in the future, saving you money and easing some of the burdens that come with losing a pet. We aim to support you during the time of loss and provide you with the comfort you need to begin the grieving process. Through compassionate care and devoted service, we hope to make this difficult process a little easier.

Call us at 505.345.5615 to learn more about our pet cremation services.

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