Losing a family member is tough and we strive to make it a comforting experience. 

I would recommend this company to anyone who is facing the loss of a beloved pet. Their level of compassion, kindness and all around care is superior.  I have worked with pets for 25 years and have never seen such an amazing service with people who truly care about the pet and the people!!  Thank you so much Russ !!!

– Marja K

Thank you Russ and Companions Forever for your kind words and fast service. I have my beloved Wiz back home with me the same day. Highly recommended. 

– Fay R.

Wonderful service. I would highly recommend to anyone seeking cremation services for their animals. They met us right away and had a very fast turn around. I will be using them again in the future.  Thank you!

– Jason F.

Thanks so much to Russ and the team at Companions Forever Pet Cremation Service. Max unexpectedly had to be put down after an injury today and Russ was so helpful throughout the process. I can't thank them enough! He was so caring, so glad I found  them! We even got to take Max home the same day. Thank you so much!!

– Jamie B

Beautiful facility. Compassionate owners. Top notch care for your pet even after its end of life. I would definitely recommend meeting these people and learning about how they cremate your pet with the respect and love your pet deserves.

– Tara L

Russ & Marc gave me a tour of their facility last week. I was really impressed by how clean and neat it was. They take great pride in what they do and take great care of the families during this extremely difficult time in their lives. I would highly recommend their services.

– Jacki J. T. 

Beautiful facility and very personal service. They took very good care of our dog and made the process easier. I would highly recommend Companions Forever. 

– Matthew C.

If your pet is a member of the family and you care about receiving only your pet's cremated remains back, you bring them to a private cremation facility like Companions Forever. The business model is one pet at a time, mirroring the human model in the funeral industry. The facility is modern, updated and nicer than many funeral homes I've been in. Staff, especially Russ, are sensitive to the needs of the grieving pet owners. There is no rush on saying goodbye in their tastefully decorated, private room. There are no trash or plastic bags to hold your pet in, there are comfortable and dignified blankets, wicker baskets and industry standard cots. This is not a facility for disposal, it's a facility for final disposition. If you are coming from out-of-town and want to return home the same day with your pet's remains, the turnaround time is a mere few hours. Highly recommend this business, they do right by treating your pet with dignity and respect, even after they are gone.

– Christianna J.

Very caring and speedy service. My pets arrived back in a nice container. Very impressed.

– Gail J.

Words can not express the experience you provided. Although our journey starts now we are appreciative of the privacy you provided us with Buddy. A special paw print, clipping and our favorite photo. We will never have him back but we will remember this forever. again ty....

– Holly Ann

I've been meaning to do a shout ever since we lost our sweet Tessa. My daughter and I were heart broken and they couldn't have been nicer or more understanding. They gave us time to cry and say our goodbyes in privacy...as long as we needed. Thank you for making this impossible situation somewhat bearable.

– Andrea S.

I want to thank Russ for taking care of my sweet Toby...my heart is at ease because of your loving companion.

– Jill V.

Very respectful people, never felt rushed, they were very considerate and kind.

– Mollie J.

When our dog (daughter) Dahlila passed away, I am so thankful I choose Companions Forever in Waite Park. They made a painful day more manageable. They treated my pet(daughter) as if she was their own and even returned her ashes in a beautiful, carved wooden urn, along with flowers to plant and a picture with paw print and swatch of hair. I would recommend them to anyone. Please add to your site...I am truly thankful I chose you. Thank you once again.

– Vivian F.

I had the pleasure of working with Marc to cremate our beloved cat, Fat-Fats. Marc made the experience so calming and professional. He treated my cat like family and also us like family. They have a very nice place with a comfort room where he placed Fat-Fats in a basket so we could say our final goodbyes. We received her ashes in less than 24 hours with a memory bag--even on a weekend. I literally COULD NOT say THANK YOU enough!!!

– Manda W.

They did a great job with my molly. they are very caring people. i am glad i found them before I needed then. they did wonderful. Thank you Marc for all your help.

– Jessica S.

I highly recommend this place! I just lost my cat 2 days ago and they treated him like a human and treated us with respect. they are truly amazing and i appreciate it so much as i am struggling with losing my cat. thank you so much russ!

– Hannah D.

My best buddy passed away unexpectedly last Thursday after having surgery. I was devastated, being in such a painful place i was really not able to think clearly about what to do for his after care and just said yes when asked if i wanted to use the vet's cremation service, by Monday i was thinking more clearly and called the vet's to ask about getting him home only to find out that he hadn't even been picked up yet and it would be sometime during the week before he would be picked up and wouldn't be returned until sometime the next week. I was just sick to hear this then i remember seeing something on Fb about Companions Forever Pet Cremation Services i called and talked to Russ explaining my situation and was so relieved when he said they could come pick up my best friend and have him back home the same evening! They went above and beyond my expectations with their compassionate and respectful care of my beautiful fur baby. I have been telling everyone about them and how they really took a huge amount of stress off my mind. I can't thank them enough and will use them again when my last 12 year old fur baby's time comes.

– Melissa R.

I am so thankful for the incredible service at Companions Forever Pet Cremation Service. I had to make the incredibly hard decision to put my cocker spaniel, Hogan, down as he was suffering from cancer. I was able to coordinate and arrange pick up of Hogan’s body that very same day after my vet assisted him over the Rainbow Bridge. I live closer to the twin cities, but Russ was able to meet me so that I didn’t have to keep Hogan’s body in a freezer at the vet. It gives me a lot of comfort knowing Hogan was individually cremated and treated with such care. I received his ashes immediately along with a special paw print and lock of his fur. They also provided a special coloring book for my 6yo so that she too can grieve Hogan’s passing. Thank you so much for allowing for a more comforting experience during such a difficult time when losing a pet.

– Meghan E.

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I chose this provider initially simply because they took text messages. We messaged around 7:15 in the morning on a Sunday after discovering our senior cat had passed overnight. They phoned us within 5-15 minutes and were ready to meet as early as 8 am. On a Sunday, in St. Cloud!
Their service was thoughtful, empathetic and top-notch. We got the ashes the following day in a lovely wood box with engravings, accompanied by a photo of Professor, a hair clipping, and paw print. They assembled a very nice little gift bag for us to take with us. From first touch to uh, end product? it was clear they had paid a great deal of attention to their customer’s experience, emotionally and in terms of paying attention to details. Losing a pet is never ever easy but when the people who help you through the process genuinely care, it’s very comforting. Thank you Companions Forever.

-Erin B.

Our best buddy died about 24 hours ago in the wee hours of the morning. We were all devastated, not sure what to do. We found these guys online. They answered the phone @ 4:00am and said we could bring him in right away! They took care of everything, very affordably and even made up a nice "in memory of" card complete with picture. You won't beat these folks no matter where you go. 500 stars. 

-Mike H.

Thanks so much to Russ and the team at Companions Forever Pet Cremation Service. Max unexpectedly had to be put down after an injury today and Russ was so helpful throughout the process. I can't thank them enough! He was so caring, so glad I found  them! We even got to take Max home the same day. Thank you so much!!

– Jamie B

Companions Forever is a first class operation, I talked to Russ in the morning that it was time for our Golden (Bailey) to go to puppy heaven, Russ and the vet stopped by our house. 3 hrs later Bailey was ready to come back home. Thanks Russ!

-Kevin H.

My family's golden retriever, Sophie, passed away this morning, and we chose Companions Forever for their cremation services. Marc helped us on a Saturday, during a snowstorm, with the cremation of our beloved Soph. He was kind, professional, and supported us in this time of mourning. Our experience with CF greatly surpassed an experience with another local cremator. At the time, their services felt good, but Companions Forever goes the extra mile to treat your pet the way it should be treated - like a family member. Once you experience CF, you will be recommending them to anyone else who must go through this same difficult experience. Choose Companions Forever.

-Jeff H.

If I could give this place a million stars, I would. Our sweet Charlie bear passed away Saturday night and they were able to take him the following day. Super easy to talk to and very comforting. This is by far the best experience with this type of thing.. pricing is very affordable also which was great! I am very thankful for how he handled everything. And we loved the gift they made for us. I will forever recommend this place to anyone I know.

-Nikki Z.

If your pet is a member of the family and you care about receiving only your pet's cremated remains back, you bring them to a private cremation facility like Companions Forever. The business model is one pet at a time, mirroring the human model in the funeral industry. The facility is modern, updated and nicer than many funeral homes I've been in. Staff, especially Russ, are sensitive to the needs of the grieving pet owners. There is no rush on saying goodbye in their tastefully decorated, private room. There are no trash or plastic bags to hold your pet in, there are comfortable and dignified blankets, wicker baskets and industry standard cots. This is not a facility for disposal, it's a facility for final disposition. If you are coming from out-of-town and want to return home the same day with your pet's remains, the turnaround time is a mere few hours. Highly recommend this business, they do right by treating your pet with dignity and respect, even after they are gone.

– Christianna J.

We can't thank Marc and Russ enough for helping us in this difficult time. Our faithful friend and pet Maxwell had battled cancer for nearly two years and when the time had come to make the difficult decision we contacted Companions Forever and they assisted us with every step including the euthanasia. The veterinarian was very considerate and sympathetic of the entire situation. Thank You to all of you for making this most difficult time a little more bearable.

-Daniel J.

Companions Forever were incredibly supportive and compassionate on the worst day of my life. When my best friend passed last Sunday, they were there for me and my wife, making us feel like the only people in the world, and showing love and respect to - not just the memory of my cat - but to the cat himself.They cremate your loved one alone, which sounds obvious, but it's important to know that you're getting your best buddy's ashes, without getting a piece of someone else's friend.

They gave us as much time as we needed to grieve in a private room that has a comforting ambiance, and with posters that absolutely will make you cry (but like, in a good way.)Price is obviously not what you're thinking about in the moment, but I never got the feeling that I was being taken advantage of, in the moment I'd be easiest to take advantage of.

It's kind of macabre to say this, but I'll absolutely be sure to use their services in the future.

-Jonny B.

I've been meaning to do a shout ever since we lost our sweet Tessa. My daughter and I were heart broken and they couldn't have been nicer or more understanding. They gave us time to cry and say our goodbyes in privacy...as long as we needed. Thank you for making this impossible situation somewhat bearable.

– Andrea S.

You never want to have a pet pass away but when they do you hope you have someone amazing to help you with whatever road you want to take. These are those amazing people. They were very kind and explained everything that would happen with our beloved bunny. I highly recommend checking them out before going any other route through vets or other places. It worked out that we got our baby back the same day. Thank you Marc. 🐰


-Kelly S.

It's such a hard thing, losing a beloved pet when they cross the Rainbow Bridge. When our pup Penny left us, I was unprepared for the level of grief.
The caring team at Companions Forever, brought so much compassion, understanding and kindness into our grief.
Companions Forever gracefully endured a phone call with me as I cried and sobbed more than I talked.
They met us at the clinic prior to Penny's euthanasia, waited for us as long as we needed and gently removed Penny's body on a wheeled stretcher covered in a blanket to their professional transport van... Not wrapped in plastic, not handled roughly or put in a car trunk.They treated Penny with the gentle respect all pets and their families deserve.
Penny's cremation was performed by experienced and caring people.
I am confident that her cremation was just Penny alone and that the lovely carved wood box we received is Penny, just Penny, not a mix of other pets.We received her remains (and more kind hugs) in just a few days.

 

Companions Forever saved a bit of Penny's fur and did a final footprint for us on one of our favorite photos of her that they printed.
Such a hard time was made a bit softer, a bit kinder and a bit gentler by Companions Forever.
I can't recommend them enough.

-Amy E.

When our dog (daughter) Dahlila passed away, I am so thankful I choose Companions Forever in Waite Park. They made a painful day more manageable. They treated my pet(daughter) as if she was their own and even returned her ashes in a beautiful, carved wooden urn, along with flowers to plant and a picture with paw print and swatch of hair. I would recommend them to anyone. Please add to your site...I am truly thankful I chose you. Thank you once again.

– Vivian F.

They were so kind when I didn't even know where to turn. They also included my kids in on everything which is more than I could have asked for!

-Tasha Nicole

If I could give this place a million stars, I would. Our sweet Charlie bear passed away Saturday night and they were able to take him the following day. Super easy to talk to and very comforting. This is by far the best experience with this type of thing.. pricing is very affordable also which was great! I am very thankful for how he handled everything. And we loved the gift they made for us. I will forever recommend this place to anyone I know.

-Nikki Z.

Thank you so Much to Russ My Sweet Minji got to come home the same night! No awful night away from home. So sympathetic and willing to give all the time I needed! Loosing a pet is hard but Russ made it just a little easier! Thank you so from the bottom of my heart and Minji’s 💜🐾

-Nadine W.

My best buddy passed away unexpectedly last Thursday after having surgery. I was devastated, being in such a painful place i was really not able to think clearly about what to do for his after care and just said yes when asked if i wanted to use the vet's cremation service, by Monday i was thinking more clearly and called the vet's to ask about getting him home only to find out that he hadn't even been picked up yet and it would be sometime during the week before he would be picked up and wouldn't be returned until sometime the next week. I was just sick to hear this then i remember seeing something on Fb about Companions Forever Pet Cremation Services i called and talked to Russ explaining my situation and was so relieved when he said they could come pick up my best friend and have him back home the same evening! They went above and beyond my expectations with their compassionate and respectful care of my beautiful fur baby. I have been telling everyone about them and how they really took a huge amount of stress off my mind. I can't thank them enough and will use them again when my last 12 year old fur baby's time comes.

– Melissa R.

It's such a hard thing, losing a beloved pet when they cross the Rainbow Bridge.
When our pup Penny left us, I was unprepared for the level of grief.
The caring team at Companions Forever, brought so much compassion, understanding and kindness into our grief.
Companions Forever gracefully endured a phone call with me as I cried and sobbed more than I talked.
They met us at the clinic prior to Penny's euthanasia, waited for us as long as we needed and gently removed Penny's body on a wheeled stretcher covered in a blanket to their professional transport van... Not wrapped in plastic, not handled roughly or put in a car trunk.
They treated Penny with the gentle respect all pets and their families deserve.
Penny's cremation was performed by experienced and caring people.
I am confident that her cremation was just Penny alone and that the lovely carved wood box we received is Penny, just Penny, not a mix of other pets.
We received her remains (and more kind hugs) in just a few days.
Companions Forever saved a bit of Penny's fur and did a final footprint for us on one of our favorite photos of her that they printed.
Such a hard time was made a bit softer, a bit kinder and a bit gentler by Companions Forever.
I can't recommend them enough.

-Amy E.

I am so thankful for the incredible service at Companions Forever Pet Cremation Service. I had to make the incredibly hard decision to put my cocker spaniel, Hogan, down as he was suffering from cancer. I was able to coordinate and arrange pick up of Hogan’s body that very same day after my vet assisted him over the Rainbow Bridge. I live closer to the twin cities, but Russ was able to meet me so that I didn’t have to keep Hogan’s body in a freezer at the vet. It gives me a lot of comfort knowing Hogan was individually cremated and treated with such care. I received his ashes immediately along with a special paw print and lock of his fur. They also provided a special coloring book for my 6yo so that she too can grieve Hogan’s passing. Thank you so much for allowing for a more comforting experience during such a difficult time when losing a pet.

– Meghan E.

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