Support Material

16804_9521“Don’t cry because it is over, Smile because it happened” – Dr. Seuss

Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love. We have an intense bond with our pets, and they quickly become full-fledged members of our family.

Whether it comes unexpectedly, or after the course of a long illness, the death of a cherished pet can leave you feeling dejected and heartbroken. All of the staff here at S & S Pet Cremation have also experienced the loss of a beloved pet. We understand what you are feeling and want to assist you in your time of need.

1443209_52174768wddLet our family help take care of your family.
It is normal and necessary to grieve for our pets just as we do for the human loved ones we have lost.

ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline 1-877-GRIEF-10

Pet parents can receive help from the ASPCA Pet Loss Support program with the following issues:

  • Assistance with the decision to euthanize.
  • Comfort and support at the time of euthanasia.
  • Help with grieving the loss.
  • Advice on dealing with children, the elderly or disabled individuals who are facing a death of a companion animal.
  • Helping the surviving animals in the household to cope.

1375214_90687764wddwdPET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP- DBQ Regional Humane Society
Second Saturdays – 11 AM to Noon

The Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS) proudly sponsors a Pet Loss Support Group to assist people through the grieving process and to celebrate the lives of their beloved pets. The group meets every second Saturday from 11 AM to Noon at the DRHS Kinsey’s Campus, 4242 Chavenelle Road.

If you are interested in attending the Pet Loss Support Group, please call Lindsay Guyer at 563-583-3314 or email at Participants are encouraged to bring a photo or object related to their pet to share.


S&S Pet Cremation is proud to partner with Two by Two Inc. a non-profit organization that serves the children of the Dubuque area.  They are committed to developing responsible citizens who care for, respect, and appreciate people, animals, and the environment.  Check out their Pet Legacy program to honor your special animal by letting them live on in the lives of the children they will teach.  Click here for more information