Cremation Services & Pricing

Cremation Services

If you’re anything like us, you don’t consider yourself an “owner” of your pet, any more than you think you own the people in your life. You are so much more to your pet; an important member of their life. And they trust you to make the big, hard decisions which need to be made on their behalf.

We Offer Pet Cremation Services

One of those decisions involves choosing the way you will care for their physical remains upon their passing. While it may feel natural to bury a pet in your backyard or other private property, there are often local regulations which restrict this option.

For many families, there is only one choice open to them: Devoted Friends Pet Cremation. Whether because of county or city ordinances, or personal preference; cremation meets a growing community need for appropriate final care for their pets.

Understanding the Process

The process of pet cremation uses heat to transform your pet’s physical remains to its basic elements. Sometimes these are referred to as “ashes”, or “cremains” –a word blended from “cremated remains”.

Basically, we offer two types of pet cremation services. Communal cremation, where your pet is cremated along with a number of other animals, and private cremation, where your beloved animal companion is alone in the cremation chamber.

Communal cremation is a dignified way to care for your pet, especially appropriate if your family prefers not to receive your pet’s cremated remains back. In this process, several pets are cremated together and the resulting cremated remains are scattered, or buried by staff members. Please contact us for pricing.

Private cremation is the right option if you wish to have your pet’s cremated remains returned to you. This allows you to take some time to consider how you would like to memorialize your pet. Perhaps you’d like to keep your pet's ashes close to you, in a decorative or personalized urn. Or you may choose to scatter them somewhere of importance to you and your pet. You may also choose to let our staff scatter their ashes in a dedicated memorial area. Contact us for further details.

Pet Remembrance Services
These prices are effective as of October 10, 2023, and are subject to change without notice.

Individual Pet Cremation (return of cremains within 48 hours of drop-off):

This fee includes: (1) private individual pet cremation, (2) placement of cremains into a white temporary urn with your pet’s name, (3) cremation certificate, and (4) lock of hair (if requested).

Individual Pet Cremation and Return of Cremains:

Small Private Cremation (0-14 lbs) $145.00
Medium (15-35 lbs) $180.00
Medium/Large (36-65 lbs) $220.00
Large (66-90 lbs) $245.00
Xtra-Large (91-120 lbs) $265.00
XX-Large (Over 120 lbs.) $275.00 + $1.00/additional lb.
Police and Service Dogs No Charge with documentation

Communal Pet Cremation (non-return of cremains):

Dogs and Cats $65.00                    
Please call for pricing on other pets  

Optional Additional Charges:


After Hours Drop-Off

Drop off pets 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. M-F $75.00                    
Drop off pets on weekends $125.00

Transfer Fee

We will pick-up your pet from your residence or veterinarian within 25 miles. After hours we will respond within a two-hour period from initial notice.

Monday –Friday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) $75.00                    
After Hours $175.00

Expedited Guaranteed 24-Hour Return

Return cremains within 24-hours $75.00                    


**Not responsible for items left on or with your pet. Please remove all collars, tags, or ornamental items from your pet before they are given to us for cremation. **



Get in Touch

Devoted Friends Pet Cremation by Schildknecht Funeral Home

301 S. Lincoln Avenue
O'Fallon, IL 62269

PHONE: (618) 632-3713

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Schildknecht Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Phone: (618) 632-3713
301 S. Lincoln Ave., O'Fallon, IL 62269

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