Our Services

Companions For Life offers only Private or Community cremations.

A private cremation means your beloved pet will be the only animal in the chamber during the cremation process. Companions For Life will come to your home or veterinarian’s office and bring your pet back to one of our beautiful, state-of-the-art Cremation Centers. Your pet ’s cremated remains are then returned to you or your veterinary provider in our dignified handcrafted wood urn with a foil name label.

A community cremation provides a dignified disposition for the pet who so enriched your life, but the cremated remains are not returned to you because there is more than one pet in the cremation chamber, and there is no precise or ethical way of determining which set of cremated remains are actually your pet’s.

With our experienced professionals controlling the entire process, we can ensure that your companion’s cremated remains will be available for return much faster than other providers, typically within days. Because Companions For Life is part of Cedar Memorial and Iowa Cremation, whose heritage is one of compassionately serving families for almost 90 years combined, we can guarantee that your companion will be treated with dignity and respect. We will care for your companion pet with the same reverence as we would any other member of your family. We realize that each family has their own unique set of wishes when it comes to memorializing their companion. Our staff will work with you to tailor a distinctive pet cremation, private family goodbye, or memorial service to help you remember your loved one. We are even able to accommodate families who wish to be present for the cremation process.

If you are in immediate need of our services:

Please call us immediately at 319-378-8187.  We will make arrangements with you or your veterinarian to bring your companion into our care.