Pets “Dash” Across Our Hearts

Pets “Dash” Across Our Hearts

It would be difficult for me to imagine anyone in the death care profession who doesn’t recognize how terribly valuable it is to help families create meaningful experiences in order to honor, mourn and memorialize the lives of loved ones so nowdeeply missed. For...
A Journey through Unconditional Love and Grief

A Journey through Unconditional Love and Grief

First of all, tell us a little bit about yourself personally and professionally. Professionally, my work experience in the funeral industry started in 1987. Most of my career was spent with Forethought Financial Services. However, the real driver of my pet-oriented...
The Changing of the Seasons

The Changing of the Seasons

The Reality of Life, and A Letter To You Fall is on the way, and not a moment too soon. It really feels like it’s been a long,hot summer. But, possibly it’s more than just the blasted heat that’s made the summer feel endless and relentless. Just like the changing of...
Great Bend Tribune Pawnee County

Great Bend Tribune Pawnee County

Pawnee County native who has received national recognition has authored a book that provides information on how to remember and honor pets when they die. Coleen Ellis of Greenwood, Ind., is the daughter of Ann Ellis and the late Larry Ellis of Rozel. She is a Pawnee...
Understanding Pet Care: Who is your Customer..Really?

Understanding Pet Care: Who is your Customer..Really?

Then it comes to pet death care marketing, there’s a paradigm in serious need of challenge. Many businesses, some thinking of starting a pet loss business and some already offering pet loss services, think that the only way to market pet loss services is to make sales...
Inside: ICCFA 2011 Convention & Expo Program

Inside: ICCFA 2011 Convention & Expo Program

 A Bright Future • Cremation Coaching Live! • Pet Loss Professionals Conference • Green services • Embalming • Cemetery infrastructure • Ethics • Finances • Management • Marketing • Social media … & much more! • Andrea Vittum on starting a green burial...