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I have used DPC twice in the last 6 years. Their care and concern for my babies, myself and my mother was incredible. We have been so incredibly thankful for the wonderful people that helped us through both of the passing’s we had to endure. I know in my heart and soul that every single person that is a part of the Deceased Pet Care family are exactly where God intended to be. Thanks to every single one of you.
  —Judy, GA


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Serving Pet Parents Since 1972

Deceased Pet Care: Trusted by You, Trusted by Dale

As Georgia's first and only full-service pet funeral home, Deceased Pet Care is honored to be chosen by Consumer Investigative Reporter, Dale Cardwell, as the trusted source in pet aftercare services. Being Trust Dale Certified guarantees our services and devotion to you and your beloved pet. Dale understands the importance of integrity and unparalleled customer service. Not familiar with Trust Dale? We’ll tell you about Dale and what this certification means for all pet parents.

Georgia's Only State Certified Crematory

Pets are members of our family. We love them, we care for them, and we grow with them. Our pets add joy and happiness to our lives on a daily basis and make our families more complete. As their brief lives come to an end, it is a painful and emotional journey for pet families bringing about difficult decisions that must be made for their aftercare.
When a beloved human family member passes away, we turn to a trusted funeral home to help us care for their final arrangements. For more than 43 years, Deceased Pet Care Funeral Homes has provided that same compassionate care for pets and the families that love them. Rather than go through the grief of losing a pet alone, you can give them the same dignity, care, and compassion as you lay them to rest as you would any other family member.
As pet parent's ourselves, we understand what it means to lose a beloved pet and we are here to help you through it. Our family of staff counselors stand ready to help you through the process of saying goodbye to your beloved pet. Offering the same grace and dignity of a human funeral home, our full-time Certified Pet Funeral Directors give your pet the final arrangements that they deserve and the peace you need in knowing they are respectfully and lovingly cared for at the end of their life. In our dedicated pet funeral home, you will also find a family, the Shugarts, who want to help you celebrate your pets’ life and contribution to your family. Why Choosing Our Family is the Best Decision

As Georgia’s first and only Full Service Pet Funeral Home, we are experienced and ready to help you through the process. From basic funeral and burial services in cemetery gardens, to individual cremations including same day and next day services, Deceased Pet Care offers a complete range of funeral services to meet your family’s needs all within your budget. Call us today to allow our family to serve your family's final pet care needs.

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We are the Home Office for and Member of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories, (IAOPCC), a non-profit, worldwide organization dedicated to ensuring the highest standards and ethical practices within the Pet Aftercare Industry.



Featured Pet Events and Happenings


The Cats and Dogs of Summer

Summertime and the living-is easy-so an old song went.  As much as you, your cat or dog may enjoy summer, don’t forget it’s a bit more challenging for them. During the summer our pets join us as we walk, bike, run, barbecue, go to the beach and have 4th of July parties. With all these joys, however, come some attendant risks: heat exhaustion, sunburn, tick/fleas, roundworms and heartworms, skin and ear infections, and other injuries. 


Spring 2015 Pet Events in Atlanta

Finally, Spring has arrived in Atlanta, and we and our pets have a respite from Winter!  What’s better than a beautiful Spring with its warm sunshine and the beautiful blooms? We say: attending an event on a gorgeous Spring day that benefits our dearest animal friends.  At most of these events, your four-legged companions are welcome-the more the merrier!   Our social city loves to host pet and family-friendly events, so we bring you a choice few for your Spring calendar.   Bring your pets and your human friends.  You’ll see some familiar and some new faces from Deceased Pet Care of Georgia at these events ready to have fun, too.   We really look forward to seeing all of you there!


Coping With Pet Loss

For many pet parents, losing a pet is like losing a best friend, a family member, and a trusted companion all at once. When that loss occurs, many are left with grief and other emotions that can be overwhelming, not knowing what to do or say to move forward, or even what to say to others in a similar predicament. Deceased Pet Care in Atlanta, offers a free monthly Pet Loss Support Group to help those through these emotions and the grieving process.



Rescue Groups We Love

Deceased Pet Care is about helping you care for and honor your pets—this process starts the day you get them! We’re celebrating “gotcha days” everywhere with a list of our favorite shelters and rescues in Georgia.



Fox News Spotlights Deceased Pet Care Services

Deceased Pet Care is featured on Fox News Atlanta as the news crew discusses the importance of grieving for your pets.





Protect your pet this summer: Know the signs of heat stroke in animals

Atlanta didn’t get the nickname “Hotlanta” for nothing—The Georgia summer has a way of reaching triple digits in the later months and coupling a suffocating humidity even in cooler climes that sends most residents in search of air conditioning. While many of us are conscious of the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in ourselves and in our families, do you know the signs of heat stroke in your pets? Knowing what heat stroke looks like and how to act quickly in response to it could save your pet’s life.

Oak Rest Pet Gardens: A Respectful Retreat for Your Pets after Their Passing

We don’t like to think about losing a pet, but when you do, you probably picture a picturesque place for their remains where you can visit them and remember all of the wonderful times you had together. Deceased Pet Care works to provide pet parents with such an Eden through our Oak Rest Pet Gardens.


K-9 Heroes in Georgia Honored Through Deceased Pet Care

Canines make up a fair number of the police officers in your area, protecting and surviving right beside their human companions. Deceased Pet Care helps honor these heroes, including K-9 Caleb, a recently passed K-9 Officer.



Deceased Pet Care Now Offering a Pet Loss Support Group

Losing a pet can be extremely difficult, and it’s not something you have to go through alone. Join Deceased Pet Care and our Pet Loss Counselor for a Pet Loss Support Group



Deceased Pet Care Takes Care of Your Largest Pet Companions with Equine Services

Pets are not limited to dogs, cats, and small animals. Deceased Pet Care offers services to help you give a dignified and personal farewell to all of your animal companions, including horses, with our Equine Services.



Check out the Georgia Center for Humane Education

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month; the best way to help stop cruelty to animals is to teach people how to treat animals properly in the first place. One Georgia group, the Georgia Center for Human Education, is working to do just that.



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