Cremation Services

At the Siouxland Humane Society, we understand how hard it is to say farewell to a beloved pet. We also know how important it is to celebrate the life of your pet in a way that is meaningful to you. Therefore, we offer a number of ways for you to say your final goodbye and remember your pet for years to come. All of our pet cremation services are provided with dignity and respect at an affordable cost. Arrangements have been made with local veterinarians to pick up your pet at no additional cost or you may bring your pet to the Shelter. We will then call you as soon as your pet’s cremains are ready for you to pick up. Our turnaround can average one to two days.

Private Cremation

When you choose private cremation, your beloved pet will be the only pet in the cremation chamber during the cremation process. When the cremation process is complete, we ensure that you receive only the cremated remains of your pet.
Your pet’s cremains are returned to you in an attractively shaped lucite urn with a raised rose on top and an insert area for a memorable photo, along with a certificate of cremation and a ready to frame copy of the Rainbow Bridge Pet Poem.

Semi-Private Cremation

Our Semi-Private cremation is a procedure during which more than one pet’s body is present in the cremation chamber with each pet being separate from one another.
Your pet’s cremains are returned to you in an attractively shaped lucite urn with a raised rose on top and an insert area for a memorable photo, along with a certificate of cremation and a ready to frame copy of the Rainbow Bridge Pet Poem.

Communal Cremation (no ashes returned)

Keeping the memory of your pet close to your heart, a communal cremation offers a dignified and less expensive option. With communal cremation, your pet is gently placed into the crematory together with other pets. Once the cremation is complete your pets remains are scattered on a peaceful tree lined hillside in the country.

Weight Private Cremation Semi-Private Cremation Communal Cremation
(no ashes returned)
0-25 lbs. $125.00 $95.00 $40.00
26-50 lbs. $125.00 $95.00 $60.00
51 lbs. & over $155.00 n/a $80.00

Your pet’s cremains are returned to you in an attractively shaped lucite urn with a raised rose on top and an insert area for a memorable photo, along with a certificate of cremation and a ready to frame copy of the Rainbow Bridge Pet Poem.

Additional Pricing

Additional attractively shaped lucite urn – Small $15 or Large $20.
Additional certificate of cremation or Rainbow Bridge Pet Poem – $5.

Payment Options

We understand that the loss of a pet is very difficult and often unexpected, because of this we understand payment of cremations services may be challenging. Contact the shelter to discuss prepayment of your cremation, pay in full when cremation is done, or to arrange a payment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Siouxland Humane Society Cremation Services?

Since 1999, the Siouxland Humane Society has offered cremation services that provide you with the opportunity to keep your pet’s cremated remains as a permanent and personal keepsake. We believe that pets are beloved family members and we treat each one as if they are our own. Our crematory operators receive extensive training to ensure each pet is treated with compassion, respect and dignity. We are also members of the Pet Loss Professional Alliance (PLPA) and the International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (ICCFA), which governs our standards, ethics, policies and procedure.

How can I be sure that I’m receiving my pet’s remains?

We have implemented a system that ensures accuracy through every step of our cremation process. With use of identification labels, logs and signatures by the crematory operators you are assured that the ashes you receive are indeed only those of your beloved pet. Our highly trained crematory operators have had over 20 years of experience and have performed thousands of cremations.

What happens to cremated remains that are not returned to the pet owner?

With the option of a communal cremation you can rest assure that your pet will still receive a dignified farewell. Once the cremation is complete your pets cremains are scattered on a peaceful tree lined hillside in the country.

Can other items be cremated with my pet? Such as blankets and toys?

We abide by strict environmental standards and are closely monitored by regulatory agencies regarding our emissions. Because of this, we do not allow plastic toys, balls, etc. to be cremated with your pet.

How long before I can pick up my pet’s cremains?

We perform cremations on a daily basis and cremate in order of arrival. Our turnaround can average one to two days.