Lasting Memories

It all began with a very beloved Pug

In 2001, when my 15-year-old Chinese pug,Yoi, became ill, my vet suggested euthanasia for her. It would be the most difficult decision I ever had to make; the life of another was in my hands.

Though euthanasia was the kindest thing I could do for her, it didn’t make my decision any easier. My pug was my child. She cared for me when I was sick, and even in her failing stature comforted me when my father died.

It was during this time I realized what a special service I could provide to pet owners who feel the same about their beloved pets.

As a licensed funeral director, it seemed only fitting that I offer the same caring service for pets as I do for their loved ones.

–– Cheryl Lankford, Founder of Lasting Memories for Pets and Owner of Lankford Funeral Home