We receive many letters from the pet families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

Most professional and compassionate service during a very emotional time

John Duke June 28, 2022

Truffles passed on 2/15/2022, he was loved unconditionally, lived 16 1/2 years. Our hearts are forever broken. Laura at Deceased Pet Care provided us with exceptional care with our baby. Thank you all for everything.

JACQUELINE RICE March 15, 2022

My name is Matthew Jackson. My wife is Sarah Jackson. We just lost one of our babies ( Tink ) on September 26th. She was old. We knew the day was coming. I had been trying to emotionally prepare myself for that day for well over a year. But when the day came I was heartbroken. We lost another of our babies almost 3 years ago. Her name is Sophie. We had both our babies cremated at deceased pet care. On behalf of my Wife and I, I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking such great care of our girls. Getting them back gave me so much comfort. Everything you provided us was exceptional. I hope and pray that we don’t lose any more of our girls for quite a long time. But if we do, we will surely be calling upon the Shugart Family again. Thank you,

Sarah and Matt Jackson

Thank you for your care for Rikki. He was always appreciative for everything done for him. He will always be remembered and missed. Always,

Chris Bridger

My name is Mary Fatta and I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking care of my dog Nellie. Her remains were sent to your Funeral Home & Crematory from my veterinarian at Ocoee Animal Hospital for cremation, and I received her ashes in the beautiful box you provided. I commend you for the work you do, and for doing such a great job on not only taking care of my dear Nellie, but all the pets that get sent to your facility. May God Bless you and keep you safe in his hands. Take care, and again thank you so very much.

Mary Fatta

Thank you so much for taking care of our precious Susie so we could bring her home. And the things included in her box were beautiful, and appreciated very much. Thank you for your kindness.

Michael & Judy Rickert

I work in the veterinary field and I’ve called DPC many times for other people’s pets. Recently, I had to call for one of my own. The staff is always so kind, helpful, and empathetic. The complimentary tin my Max came in was so beautiful. You could tell the package he was in was put together thoughtfully and with care. I will from now on recommend DPC. Thank you all for your care.

Jessica T.

It has always been our pleasure to be able to recommend your considerate and competent services to our clients. Thank you for what you do.

Dr. Cheryl B., DVM

We cannot thank you enough. Your service was so prompt and caring. We will tell all our friends about you. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You!

The Family of “Capone”

Thank you so much for your kindness today. The kindness and sympathy that you displayed was more welcomed and needed than my words could ever express. So all I can do is say "thank you". Your kindness has been such a service to me and my

Katheryn Austin

I want to take this time to thank everyone there for helping me through three difficult times in my life. Your services and your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. Everyday I look at my mantle and I am so glad my babies are with me.

Bruna Boudreaux

I have used Deceased Pet Care twice in recent years. They are so helpful and respectful. It is difficult to lose a pet and even harder to turn them over to strangers. I found that family owned really means something to the Shugarts. They treat pet owners like family.

Iris Najarro

Thank you for your response and kind words. I am so glad I reached out for comfort about loosing my pet but I had no idea that others could experience to same level of grief that I have, and I know now that I am not alone. I am thankful that there are people like you who have devoted themselves to the care of our furbabies. May God have a special place in his heart for you and your staff.

Teresa Christian

Paul,Thank you so much for your kind assistance with my babies. In loving Memory: Max Meadows 10-25-99 to 10-24-11 and Jamie Meadows 7-16-97 to 1-12-12

Tinker Meadows

Thank you so much for being so kind and gentle with my Saphne; and thank you for placing her so gentle with her pink blanket for the last time. Sincerely grateful

Thank you so much for the sincere interest you took as I talked about my life with Dominoe, and my life without her. I'm so glad their are people like you at a time like this. God Bless You!


A belated thank you for cremating our dogs Taco, Jasmine, and cat Olivia over the past 10 months. Like many vets, we have acquired many animals. Many of whom became seniors at the same time. I really appreciate the services that you provide. I hope to not be using them personally for some time to come.

Dr. Vanessa-DVM, Sugar Hill, GA

I wanted to thank you for your thought and care with handling everything. Especially Susan who answered my questions and was so sincere about the situation. The urn and pawprint plaque are beautiful and I will treasure it always. It is nice to see businesses like yours out there that help pet owners grieve their furry family members.

Trish McCall

I just wanted to send a belated thank you for your cremation of my dear dog Bodie. His passing at a young age was sudden and traumatic, and your kindness at this difficult time for our family was deeply appreciated. Thank you for your respectful and timely treatment of my wonderful friend. You do a good service.

Brook Newton, DVM

I just wanted to thank you for the services you provided after the sudden death of our cat. Dee was very friendly and understanding and helped guide us through the process. We were very pleased. Thank you again.

Paula Robinson

Thank you for taking care of our Speckles. The box is a beautiful reminder of our beloved cat, and I will always treasure the paw print. Thanks for helping in this difficult time.

Margaret Thomson

Paul and Jill, On behalf of our little Chloe we thank you so much for the outstanding care we received. Many Thanks,

Russell & Sara White

Thank you ever so much for you and most of all, for going above and beyond the call of duty for Pepper and myself. You are such a blessing.

Rhea & Pepper, Decatur, GA

Dear Debbie, I am most appreciative of the pictures you sent with Cassie and Gracie added to my beautiful stone. It was a very kind thing for you to do. Thanks to you and your assistant, a very emotional day was made much easier. I believe his name is Scott. Please relay my thanks to him as well. I continue to be impressed by the services offered by Deceased Pet Care and the beautiful maintenance of the cemetery. My very best wishes,

Joan Bortnick

Thank you for your kindness in helping my husband with the loss of our "puppy" Baskerville. I am, sure many people don't recognize our loss as legitimate, with all the problems we all face. Our dog brought so much joy to our family-as a member of the family would. Our hope is to get to the point that we can again have another dog-perhaps one who has never had a loving home! Thank you again,

Linda, Buford, Ga

Andy and his family would like to thank Deceased Pet Care for their love and support. Anyone with pets sees the joy they bring to us day after day. I have come to realize that our four legged friends know "the secret" and that is why why have such short lives. They already know what it takes a human a lifetime to learn-unconditional love.

Tina and Jerry Lamb, Nikki, Lucy, Andretta, Richie and Wilson

I have used the services of this company four times over the past 12 or so years. The first time, I was surprised and pleased by how very kind and understanding they were. Now I know that is simply their way. The value of the comfort they provide to grieving pet owners cannot be underestimated.

Judi, Atlanta, GA

What caring people! They offer full range burial and cremation services for your pets. They have been in business for over 34 years. When our dog died, they treated her as a member of the family, and did everything they could to comfort us.

Anne, GA

Juliann, Thank u so much the heart is so pretty. I finally got it and gi-gi other ashes. I placed in my living room cuz she owned that room. I put her on her pillow with all of her toys around her. I am so pleased with everything ya'll have done for me. Thank u! From the bottom of my heart.

Delita Smith

I really would like to thank Steve for your kindness. I will highly recommend your services to all my friends. Thank you

Dean Gunnells

Please extend to the entire staff of your Chamblee office my deep appreciation for the kindness and, professionalism shown after the loss of my boxer, Corporal. Even as an old combat Marine, this really hit me hard. Your staff made it so much easier. God Bless,

Jim, Johns Creek, GA

Dear Debbie, We want to express how much we appreciate the love and care you gave to our little Millie. Also, you were so kind to us during this time. Your kind words in the book meant so much. You are very special and your sincerity is so true. Thank you and God bless you and your family.

Kent & Stephen

Thank you so much for all you did for us. Your kindness and friendship mean so much to me.


You took care of my Linkon from McDonough Animal Hospital. There is not a thank you that I could say to you how blessed I am that you took care of Linkon for me. The Rainbow bridge book mark with wild flowers was the best, I still cry when I look at it. I know I will pick her up. My heart is still broken. Thank you for making it easier.

Frizzle Family

Thank you so much for handling the cremation of our Anastasia "Pretty Girl". Her urn is just gorgeous. Your staff has been remarkable. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sincerity & respect in regards to my beloved kitten. You are a treasure during such a difficult time.

Dawn, Keith, Danielle, Milton GA

Jeff and I wanted to say thank you to you and the young man that came to pick up Skipper. Please let him know we said thank you, he was very polite and respectful. And thank you for spending the time with me on the phone. This of course is unbelievably difficult, but you and the staff made it easier. Our other horse is getting long ok, and has formed a three some with our two goats. Nothing will ever be the same, but will be ok.

Jeff & Stacey Cummings

We want to thank you so much for taking care of our Zeke. He was our baby we had him since he was 6 weeks old. 9-22-20 was his birthday and he was 15 years old. He had a very good life and was loved very much..he will be missed very much. If Dogs go to heaven, we know that he is there. He was a good boy, he went to heaven on 9-14-20 and the staff at Crestview Animal Hospital was all very good with him. Zeke was a very sick boy, and our hearts are broken. We know he is a good place now. So thank you so very much.

Tommy & Evelyn Rogers

This morning, I am preparing to visit Deceased Pet Care for the third time. While I am desecrated and the sudden loss of my little fur baby, Holiday, I am highly confident in the service, care and sincere concern I have received in times past at Deceased Pet Care. I have no doubt that while the visit today will be emotionally tough, all of my needs in assisting me with saying a farewell to my beloved dog will be taken care of professionally and with genuine concern.

Lisa L Williams May 15, 2022

I would like to thank Laura for her help and compassion with the passing of my Cairn Terrier, Buster. This facility is not only professional, but compassionate as well. I highly recommend them! Thanks so much for all you did for us during this difficult time.

RaDonna Kunz February 05, 2022

My sweet boy, Archie, passed away on November 25th, 2019. I will forever be thankful for the services provided by Deceased Pet Care. I get to keep my best friend close to me for the rest of my life. Thank you for what you do, and the comfort you provide.

Irma Sejdin September 15, 2021

My baby boy Bo, was an angel. He was a diabetic alert dog and made great efforts to protect his Daddy, my son who is Type 1 Diabetic. I know that heaven received an angel yesterday when he got there. Even since yesterday when he left miracles are still happening through him. He also saved me a couple of times. Baby boy we will love you and miss you forever and ever. You will always be the best boy and fastest Bobi in the world and whole universe! We love you!

Vicky Torres

Thank you so much for the kindness you showed me after the loss of my boy, Quint. He was a happy guy and quite a character. He loved and was loved by everyone he met. His death has affected family and friends. You all provide a loving, necessary service to grieving pet parents. I appreciate your grace and respect in our conversations after Quint's death --the arrangements, the follow-up to be sure he made it home and then letting me know about the online grief group. Thank you again for your support during this difficult time.

Sandy & Ruthie Pratt

I would like to extend my appreciation for the compassion you showed during this time of difficulty for me. I felt assured that Cujo was in caring hands. Thank you for your compassion.

Susan Iriing

The kind treatment we received from you and your staff helped us get through a very difficult day. I especially want to thank you Mr. Shugart as I will always remember your understanding of the depth of my loss. You have our deepest gratitude.

Mark P.

Your compassion and attentiveness to detail was graciously felt and appreciated. We will never forget what you did for us.

Carol S.

Thank you for all you did for us during this sad time. It means so much to know that Ted E. was given a respectful burial and rest in a beautiful place like Oak Rest.


We used them today for the third time. I hope one day they see what I look like without a blotchy face and eyes swollen from crying. They are wonderful people who offer a service some people think is unnecessary. Not to me. Not to my family. And my 'fur children' are part of my family. Thank you again to all the Shugarts.

Patsy Kingsley

Thank you for all you have been and will be for the pet owners in Georgia! You have taken care of one of mine and in my own work, I have had ample opportunity to get to know you and your staff. You are all wonderfully compassionate people and understand, as few do, what it means to lose a four legged member of the family!

Debbie Adams

I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful experience I had with your company. Loosing Luke was one of the hardest things I had to go through, and your company was so polite and I felt like you truly cared about the loss of my dog. The cremation was fast and the urn (pewter) is so beautiful. I know it is something I will treasure for a very long time. I just wanted to write and tell you what a great job you all did in my time of need.

Rachel Kingsley

Thank you so much. It was a horrible thing losing our child who just happened to have fur...but the way she was treated while we were there saying our farewell made us feel better. Even her final ride in the golf cart... she loved riding in golf carts like all little camper dogs! The gentleman was so slow and careful driving. It meant a lot. Thank you so much for everything.

Jerry and Martha

Thank you so much for being so sweet & kind us when we brought ginger and for hugging me. I miss her so much everyday. Also, Thank you for the memorial on the internet. She was the little girl I will never have. God Bless you and Thank you again.

Christi Lout

Just wanted to thank you all for the graciousness shown to me the day my sweet kitty, Winston passed away. The gentle kindness that you took care of us. It made the whole awful situation so much easier for me. Winnie was a precious baby to me for 11 years and he will be missed so much. Kindly,

Lynn, Dallas, Ga

Thank you for your kind and generous courtesy. It was touching during my time of need and you helped to make a difficult time more easy!

Your kindness and compassion this past Thursday are more appreciated than words can express. Your understanding regarding the love and affinity one has for Yorkshire Terriers was a great comfort to us. We are so blessed to have had Wensley's love and presence in our lives. We are deeply grateful to you for the sympathy and heartfelt kindness you have extended.

Mark and Melody McCoy

We just wanted to thank you for the kindness and sensitivity with which you handled our sweet little Winston. It was very much appreciated during a very difficult time. Thank you.

Thomas, Kim, Ann and

Thank you for your recent care and compassion in the cremation of a beloved shelter pet "Chocolate". He now has a beautiful plaque and small butterfly garden to remember him by, and his ashes were scattered in the North Georgia Mountains. We respect your business's mission to give out pets a loving end of life experience. Matching the love and care they received during their life. Thank you for all your help

Kelley Uber

I am here to say thank you for sending MITyi home to me so fast. I am so glad she is home. Thank you for your prayer you said before... Well Thank you. I am still a mess and so is TyiLyn her little sister. I don't know how I am gonna get over this. I just wanted to say thank you for such a fast return of my Baby girl.

Valeria Sappah

We thank you for the excellent way you handled the cremation of our dog, Nacho, last month. It meant so much to us to have him returned to us in the beautiful wooden box. The whole process was so well done; we can't thank you enough.

Jerry and Sally Dye

I just want to thank you for the kindness and service we received when we lost "Rosie Darling". It was like losing a child..I thank god that I picked up your flyer on a whim not knowing that I would need it..You have given us an option to keep Rosie with us forever wherever we go and for that I can't thank you enough..to the family that started this business.

Clarence and Melissa F.

A note of thanks for your kind words and knowledge when I called you about my Shadow. It was a very difficult day for me, Shadow was with me for 18 years. I was so upset when I brought Shadow. I did not ask many of the questions I should have..I called you the next day and you explained everything to me. I greatly appreciate your kindness. You are great at your job. Thank you so much!

Janis, Norcross, GA

Thank you for all your help over the phone in picking Puff's urn. It was perfect...and the Shugart family thank you for all that you did!

Diana, Euharlee, Ga

Thank you so very much for taking such good care of our beloved Samson. Brandon and I appreciate your generosity and kindness in such a time of sorrow. Your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. Again, thank you and you will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Melanie Richardson & Brandon Pressley

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

When we lost our cat after a long battle with cancer, we were just drained. These people treated our sorrow with such incredible compassion and caring that it helped to ease our pain. They printed up service brochures and held a service for us and our friends that brought us much comfort. I cannot say enough good things about them.

Sandra, GA

I just wanted to thank you for taking care of Ranger. It is a wonderful service that you provide and I am very satisfied with the handling of this difficult event. This was the second time that we have used your company. Please pass on to those individuals that handled Ranger's remains..know that we appreciate all they do and understand some of the difficulties of the job. I was very glad to get him "home" so fast! Thank you again!

Christa Robertson

I just wanted to tell you thanks. I've emailed all my fellow pet-lovers the following: "This isn’t my favorite topic, but I was so impressed by this place that I wanted to share it with my fellow pet-lovers. I went to the Chamblee one and it was nicer than any funeral home I’ve ever been to and the people were awesome. I hope you never need it, but if you do, you couldn’t ask for better care."

Christy, Lawrenceville, GA

Thank you for the kindness and compassion you provided as we said our good-bye to our sweet Mama beagle. We found Oak Rest Gardens to be such a peaceful, respectful place, and each member of your staff seemed to truly understand our grief. This was actually our 5th experience with Deceased Pet Care. Our sweet baby beagle passed away last year, and in previous years we've had to say good-bye. Each heart-breaking time, your services were truly comforting and completely professional.

The Burke Family

I really enjoyed meeting you on Friday. I would like to thank you again for assisting me with the burial arrangements (the vault), and transporting Busy's (my cat) cremation remains to Illinois for burial. Again, thank you for your time, support, and patience. With sincere appreciation for all you've done. Sincerely,

Lydia, Lawrenceville, GA

Thank you for all you do. You made a difficult situation a little easier to deal with.


Thank you for your kindness, compassion and professionalism in the handling of Cain Miller's cremation. You made a difficult time much easier. He was a loved family member.

Julie - Hiram, GA

I want to thank you personally for the handling with dignity of "My Woody". I feel at ease the procedures with the information you sent. It helped with the grieving. I really miss HIM!

Patti, Cumming GA

I often wonder if anyone ever says thank you for the service you provide. You have touched our lives 3 times in the last 16 months. You took care of our dear sweet BooBoo in 12-09, our Regal Aspen in 5-10, and last but not least our big black Teddy Bear Magic this February. Thank you for the peace of mind that even at the end they were treated with kindness, respect and care.

Jeff & Beth, Newnan GA

Thank you to you and your entire staff at Oak Rest for holding such a beautiful ceremony for our boy, K9 Blue. Your Staff was so professional and so kind you took great care of us and I'm grateful that Blue's final resting place is there. We are so thankful for each of you.

Captain William Webb and Family