Our Story

As pet parents who have lost companions ourselves, we understand the human-animal bond and how powerful it can be. The loss of a pet can be profound and even overwhelming at times.

Specializing solely in pet aftercare, Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Services is a best-in-class pet cremation service that provides an unmatched level of service to address your specific needs with respectful, compassionate care. We provide pet families with personalized cremation services, a wide product offering, as well as guidance in a difficult time.

Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Service unifies the regions’ most trusted Pet Aftercare companies and the legacies of their founders.

The organizations previously known as Ames Diversified Services (Dr. Michael Ames), Animal Cremation Services (Dennis Gresham), Homeward Bound (Dr. Bruce Cottrell and Skye Stevens) and Las Cruces Pet Cremation (Dr. John Bruker) have combined as Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Services, letting the centers continue to thrive with local managers and staff.

With multiple locations, our team has the shared vision for upholding the highest pet aftercare standards in the industry. Setting a new benchmark with our leading-edge technology, extensive line of products, our streamlined processes and modern facilities.

Whether you visit our facility directly, or have contacted us with the help of your caring veterinary practice, we are able to guide you through the decision-making process, helping you arrange for the care of your beloved pet. This includes pre-planning guidance; the development of individually tailored memorial services, a selection of personalized remembrance items and ongoing grief support and resources for you and your family.

From the innovative and comprehensive online tracking system, “Paws-e-Track,” to Certified Crematory Operators, Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Services is committed to achieving the highest level of accuracy and accountability for pet aftercare.