It is never easy to imagine what life would be like without comfort and joy from our furry (or feathery) companions that happily take on roles such as protector, provider and loyal friend. Therefore, it would make sense that we would want the passing of such an integral member of the family to be handled with a tremendous amount of love, care and understanding.
For over 60 years, Cal Pet Crematory has been a family-owned and operated business helping pet owners make important decisions, and providing support during difficult times. When Al Carveth and his wife Lela began Cal Pet Crematory in 1947, they, understanding the special place that our dear friends have and our unfailing love and goal to always keep their best interest at heart, wanted to provide a “dignified farewell;” appropriately honoring the loss of their own beloved pets, that had become like children to them, with a the same level of care that any member of the family would receive.
Continuing with the same sentiment since 1991, Mark Stine, along with partner Paul, brother Jim, sister Linda and her husband John, as well as their two sons Craig and Brian, provide the same level of compassion, understanding and care as his uncle did over 60 years ago. Completing the knowledgeable and supportive staff are brothers Fred and Paul Caines, along with brother-in-law Will Hemphill, Gelsa Paladino and newest members Fhane Crone and Tom Bridegroom.
Services at Cal Pet are offered for dogs and cats of all sizes, as well as rabbits, birds and other pets. Arrangements can be made personally or through various animal hospitals, clinics and other veterinarian facilities. Complimentary pick-up is available from many veterinarians and animal hospitals, in addition to home pick-ups for a minimal charge. All cremations are individually scheduled, and pet owners are provided the opportunity to witness cremations. Cremains are returned in a complimentary urn, or a personally selected decorative urn or memorial stone from Cal Pet’s catalogue. Cremains may be personally retrieved or returned to your veterinarian. Special requests for remains to be scattered are also accommodated.
Cal Pet Crematory is located at 9595 Glenoaks Blvd in Sun Valley. The office staff can be reached by phone at (818) 983-2313 or (323) 875-0633. Cal Pet is open Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm, and Saturdays from 8-11am. For more information, visit www.calpet.com.