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Private Cremation

Devoted pet owners have the option to be present during the cremation process.

Saint Francis Pet Crematory will pick up your companion pet from either your veterinarian or your home. Your pet is given an tracking identification number and will be brought to our facility to be held until the scheduled date of cremation.

Prior to the cremation your pet will receive professional care and grooming. You will be given opportunity to spend the final moments privately or with family before cremation. Officials from Saint Francis are available to console grieving family members and provide one on one attention.

Private cremations are scheduled by appointment only. Your pet will be the only one in the crematorium during that period. These are performed at our Wood Dale Facility.

The following private cremation options are available at your request.

This service is our standard service; the owner/guardian has the option to attend a reception or witness the cremation process. Professional care and grooming is offered and prayer cards. The pet is cremated by itself. Cost for private cremation is $300.00 plus urn cost. Free urn delivery. For ashes (urn)/same day service add $90.00. For pets weighing less than 125lbs. Appointment is mandatory for viewing.

This is our new upscale Private Cremation Service, whereby the owner/guardian is present for the funeral reception. The pet is cremated by itself. Professional care and grooming is offered, custom named prayer cards, flowers are included. Owner/guardian is witness to the cremation service in our beautiful chapel and a certificate of cremation is issued at that time. The ashes (urn) are available next day for pickup of delivery. For ashes (urn)/same day service add $90.00. The cost for Private cremation is $425.00 and includes the basic urn. Urn delivery is free to the owner. For pets weighing less than 125lbs. Appointment is mandatory.

This is our highest quality Private Cremation Service, whereby the owner/guardian is present for the funeral reception. Courtesy limo pickup service is available to and from our chapel (within fifty miles). The pet is cremated by itself. Professional care and grooming is offered, custom named prayer cards, flowers, candles, music, food/water are included. The ashes (urn) are available same day. The cost is $700.00 and includes a high end urn of owner/guardian's choice: Bronze, Granite or Pewter. For pets weighing less than 125lbs. Appointment is mandatory

Our Veiled (private non-viewing) Option is offered in the event a pet owner does not wish to participate in wake or chapel options.  Pets will be cremated individually. The costs are as follows for the veiled private non-viewing cremation option. Additional urn charges apply with the return of ashes.

Extra Small 0 lbs. - 5 lbs. $50
Small 5 lbs. - 20 lbs. $140
Medium 21 lbs. - 40 lbs. $160
Large 41 lbs. - 60 lbs. $175
Extra Large Over 60 lbs. $190


Each private cremation retains a Certificate of Cremation. Ashes (urn) will be available within a three-day period. The option of pickup or hand delivery is available at no additional cost.

Key Benefits:

  • Owner has the option to be present during the cremation process
  • Private Cremations are tracked by it's own identification number
  • Private Cremations include a certificate of cremation
  • Private Chapel Room available
Please visit our Pet Cremation area Please visit our Equine Cremation area Please visit our Memorial Garden area Please visit our Urn area Please visit our Emergency Services area Please visit our Saint Franics History area
Saint Francis Pet Funeral Services & Crematory | 6N441 Catalpa Avenue | Wood Dale, Illinois 60191 | 630.766.3646 (From Illinois call 888.766.3646 Toll-free)

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