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most poignant provider for pets in the area. It tackles the hardest part of the pet journey — helping families through the final goodbye. “Our pets are part of our family,” says Leslie Reid, director of Pet Pilgrimage. “Like any family member, when a pet passes away, those who remain behind are filled with a profound sense of loss. As fellow pet lovers, we understand how difficult that loss can be. Pet Pilgrimage Crematory
“We want to be the soft place to fall.” & Memorials is dedicated to serving families in need of end-oflife arrangements, pet cremation, pet memorialization and grief support.” Pet Pilgrimage offers 24-hour
assistance, compassionate personal service, transportation of your pet from your home or veterinary clinic, on-site pet cremation and memorial services, caskets, and keepsakes, as well as online pet memorials and grief support meetings. “I think it is important to have a plan of action for endof-life services,” Reid says. “We find that talking about it and understanding the process takes some of the fear out of that day
we don’t really want to think about.” She adds, “I feel what we really do here is help people. We are the ones left with the pain of this immense void when our pets pass. Whether it is through a grief support group session or a balloon release for a child who is struggling with the loss of their first pet, we want this experience to be one of dignity and respect. We want to be the soft place to fall.”
PET CARE SERVICES The Lake Norman area is full of great places that specialize in pampering your pets.
Sophis t icut s Dog Salon When the care of your dog is of upmost importance, go with a groomer you can trust. We treat each “client” like our own!
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We specialize in Doodles! 19621 W Catawba Ave., Cornelius. (behind Childcare Network) 704-895-4222 • www.facebook.com/sophisticutsdogsalon
The Bar for Dog Lovers - where everyone knows your dog’s name! Lake Norman’s Best Dog Park, Kennel & Bar – all rolled into one! 7 DAYS A WEEK Day Care Boarding & Baths Indoor & outdoor off-leash dog park BAR HOURS: Mon – Thurs Fri 5 – 11 Sat noon – Sun noon –
5 – 10 pm pm 11pm 10 pm
We love your pup just like you do.
For guests 21 and over & their dogs (all dogs must be fixed, friendly and up to date on shots)
19607 Statesville Rd. Cornelius, NC 28031 704-896-5550 - www.LuckyDogBarkandBrew.com - facebook.com/luckydoglkn/