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Family-owned & Operated Company by Vet Specialists

To many of us, the loss of a pet takes on the same importance as any other family member. We at Pets and Friends want to respond to this loss in a way that will help you preserve your friend’s dignity and offer final closure for you and your family.

All pets brought to Pets and Friends receive the individual attention and respect they so richly deserve so that you may have peace of mind in your time of loss. Our gentle hands, tender hearts, and precise tracking procedures assure all services are performed professionally with care, compassion, and integrity. We are certified through the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association to maintain customer service and accountability in your time of need.

Pets and Friends is a family-owned business serving greater East Texas since 2005. Operated by Kathy Beard, LVT, CPLP, and her husband, Dr. Jason Beard, DVM, and is located in Tyler outside the city limits, offering a peaceful setting for our pet funeral home and crematorium. No matter how you wish to memorialize your dear friends, we can help to make it happen.

Because the Beards also own Hide-A-Way Small Animal Clinic in Lindale, they have a unique understanding of the importance of loving, dignified, and respectful care for your pets, no matter their species. Providing these special services for your pet friend’s final journey is a privilege, and we love helping you to preserve their memory in a way that honors their legacy.

Caring Services

We provide compassionate care tailored to the individual needs of you and your beloved furbabies. Whether you desire burial, private, or memorial cremation services, you can rest assured that the last rights of your pet will be handled with the highest esteem, love, and sympathy.

Our memorial options include cremation and memorial jewelry, personalized engraved shadow boxes, hundreds of choices for urns and engraving, personalized ink and clay paw prints, as well as many options for grave markers and keepsakes.

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