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Guidebook Helps Funeral Professionals Serve Pet Parents

February 24, 2015

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Guidebook Helps Funeral Professionals Serve Pet Parents

Kates-Boylston Publishes “The Funeral Professional’s Guide to Pet Loss”

WALL, N.J.  – Kates-Boylston Publications is proud to announce the publication of    “The Funeral Professional’s Guide to Pet Loss,” a full-color book that provides tools and strategies to help funeral professionals start a pet loss operation or make an existing one more effective.


The guide includes case studies and articles by some of the top experts in the pet loss field, including Coleen Ellis, founder of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center; Alan Wolfelt, director of the Center for Loss & Life Transition; Jon Remkus, manager of Hinsdale Animal Cemetery; Ashley Montroy, marketing and social media manager at FrontRunner Professional; and Linda Darby, CEO of Trigard.


The guidebook focuses on key issues, including:

  • pet burial trends: today and in the future
  • ways to connect with pet lovers in your community
  • case studies on meaningful pet services
  • liability issues tied to pet cremation

You’ll also hear from experts such as Poul Lemasters, a licensed funeral director, cremation counsel of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association and owner of Lemasters Consulting; Joe Wilson, owner of Bio-Response Solutions; Dan Katz, owner of LA ads; and Debra Bjoring, president of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories. Plus, you’ll get a directory of members in the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance.


“The Funeral Director’s Guide to Pet Loss” costs $99, and you can order the book online on the Bookstore page at or call 800-500-4585.


Kates-Boylston Publications publishes American Funeral Director and American Cemetery & Cremation magazines as well as Funeral Service Insider. The company has been helping funeral professionals succeed and serve since 1877. Visit for more information.