Grief is Grief... Don't allow anyone to minimize your feelings; you have the right to mourn the loss of your animal companion in the way that fits you best. Just as there are no two identical fingerprints, there are no identical relationships with our beloved pets.
Companions for Life, a sister company to Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home and Iowa Cremation continues a tradition of serving families by providing compassionate, professional staff, state-of-the-art facilities and exemplary services. Guided by hearts enriched from being pet parents ourselves, we will listen to you, serve your needs and provide guidance and comfort.
The Cedar Cremation Center, nationally recognized as a leader in compassionate, innovative memorial commemoration, is home to Companions for Life. Providing for pet families in this peaceful, comforting facility is a natural extension of the Cedar Group's mission of providing compassionate, affordable and dignified end of life services.
Companions for Life provides a desginated facility dedicated to the needs of the deceased pet and pet parents including private viewing and witnessing of the cremation. Companions for Life believes in complete transparency in an effort to provide peace of mind for the grieving pet parent. You will have the comfort of knowing your beloved pet is being cared for in a clean, beautiful, peaceful environment.
What if death occurs at my veterinarian's office?
Simply ask the veterinary staff to contact Companions for Life. Our phones are answered 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. A member of our professional staff will come to the veterinarian's office to bring your companion into our care. The urn can be returned either to your veterinarian's office or to your home.
Will you come to my home?
Companions for Life will come to your home and at no additional charge. Simply call (319) 378-8187 or toll-free (855) 378-8187, and we will schedule a time to bring your pet back to our state-of-the-art facility. (Additional charges may apply for locations outside a 15 mile radius of Cedar Rapids or Waukee. Additional charges may also apply for after hours and holidays.)
Companions for Life
4200 1st Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Companions for Life - Waukee
16185 SE Laurel Street
Waukee, IA 50263