Endorsements and Testimonials From Our Clients

A greatly-appreciated array of letters, cards and photos arrive at Abbey Glen every day from clients and veterinarians throughout the New York / New Jersey / Pennsylvania area thanking us for our professional and compassionate pet cremation and burial services.

We would like to share a small sampling with you on this page. Thank you to each and every one of our clients who have taken the time to share their experience.

IN MEMORIAM

Abbey Glen pet cemetery memoriam Cooper

pet cremation cat photo Jaggy

pet cremation dog photo Henry

pet cemetery dog photo Hank

cat memorial Pepper-roni

dog memorial Shadow

cat cremation services Keecha

Dear Pat,
I apologize for my delayed note, the past few weeks have been very tough – we're finally just putting away some of Roxie's things. I can't begin to thank you enough for the service you provided in preparation and during Roxie's sendoff. The time you took in answering my questions and concerns and the patience you showed was simply amazing and very much appreciated. Abbey Glen is truly a top notch operation in all aspects, and you are HUGE asset to it. I never felt any pressure to make any decision and you were simply there throughout the process. I truly appreciated being able to be present for the cremation ceremony and being able to see Roxie one more time and spend time with her for a last goodbye without a time constraint. It was also apparent that Abbey Glen took good care of Roxie during the time she was there. Furthermore, I was very much impressed by the respect shown to Roxie and myself after that goodbye as I watched through the viewing window. That is something I was not expecting and I was again, truly impressed. From walking in and seeing her name and service being on the board through the time I left with Roxie, I couldn't have asked for more. Again, I cannot express my appreciation and gratitude to you enough – thank you for making such a difficult time a little easier and providing our family a peace we needed during this difficult time. I would recommend Abbey Glen to anyone going through the loss of a beloved pet.
We are eternally grateful,
Paul & Melissa K.

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I have never seen or been involved with anyone in any type of business (and that includes morticians) who displayed and acted with the kindness and consideration displayed by Abbey Glen. I would have nothing but praise for how our sad time was handled. Please accept our heartfelt Thank You!
The K Family

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Please accept my heartfelt thank you for the cremation services you provided for our loving kitty Patches. The cast of her paw print you sent along with her ashes brought tears to our eyes. It is is a wonderful reminder of loving print she left on our hearts. We will treasure it always.
Diane & Andy C.

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My wife and I would just like to thank Abby Glen and Pat for all the kindness shown to us during our loss. The compassion for our loss and the respect shown to our beloved Charlotte helped turn a sad day into an uplifting experience. Pat could not have been nicer or more understanding. Our Charlotte deserved the best and that is exactly what she received. Thank you.
Steven and Ann Marie L.

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I just received Lady's remains from my vet today, and was so pleased with the beautiful care and thoughtfulness that went into her cremains box and certificate. It was so special... just like Lady! Thank you for making something so sorrowful a joyous celebration of a dear canine soul!
Sincerely, The R. Family

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Thank you beyond words for the detail, care and love you showed my beloved cat of almost 21 years. My beloved cat was my world, the child I never had and my source of unconditional love. I just wanted to say thank you for returning my baby to me in such a beautiful loving way. I am still crying...
Donna P.

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There isn't enough room to express why Janet and Mike made such a difference for us this past Friday when we said goodbye to our 16 year old Doolittle. Janet took the time to listen, waited when we were too emotional to talk and guided us through the morning. Mike, without any words, conveyed his condolences and respect for our family by his gentle handling of Doolittle. Suffice it to say that we only wish humans could receive such empathy and respect in their final goodbyes. Thank you.
Lynne and Mark R.

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I just picked up my Sadie Lynn's ashes. I just wanted to thank you for the care and respect you have shown to her and myself. The card was exceptional and very meaningful.
Thank you, Ann R.

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Dear Pat, I just want to thank you for helping George and I get through one of the worst day of our lives. I had a very difficult time and your words were so comforting. You explained everything that was going to happen and answered all of our questions. It was great to be able just to talk to you while we were waiting for Molly. You are an asset to Abbey Glen and your comforting words were very much appreciated. Again, thank you for being there for us.
Sincerely, Peggy K.

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You did such a wonderful job of handling the remains of our sweet boys, Murphy and Luke. It was comforting to us to have them back in our home after they had to leave us. You are a blessing to pet owners!
Thank you, Lisa and Sam

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Just a Great Big Thank You for taking good care of our Little Old Lady Foxy! It feels good knowing that Abbey Glen took good care of her during our sad time being without her. But in our hearts we know she is finally home again.
Arlene C.

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Thank you for your professionalism in the care you gave our Shylo. Picking her up today and meeting your staff gave me such a sense of comfort... I appreciate all you do.
Susan C.

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Pat, from the moment you called me you had such a comfort about you. I can't begin to thank you enough for your caring and your outpouring of support to Chris, me and the kids. We will never forget how Abbey Glen was able to help us in our time of grieving for Amber... you have set us on the right path to recovery. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!
The S. Family

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Dear Carol, it is with sincere gratitude and appreciation I write to say thank you for making such a horrific situation more bearable. God has more confidence in my strength than I do in myself. Thank you for taking the time, for being so patient and for your reassurance. You answered my question of why loved ones seek my permission to leave us. Your response was a true insight for me, as I had never thought of it in such a way. My heartbreak was intertwined with the fact that my husband gave Ebony to his girls, as he knew I would never get them a dog on my own. Ebony is now placed beside her original owner while we mourn her loss. This has been an educational experience for me and I will certainly sing praises to others about Abbey Glen and its staff. Again, my sincere thanks.
Sincerely, C.J.

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Dear Janet and Carol, again I must thank you for your kindness and compassion. And thank you for giving me time with my Holly and for all your help. Enclosed is a picture of my children and a note for your book in your Waiting Room. You can see just how beautiful they were and why I loved them so. Thank you again.
M.P.

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Dear Abbey Glen Staff,
My husband, Dr. James O and I wish to thank you all for your services, which we are very pleased with. Your driver is very pleasant and caring. Our clients are also very happy with your service. We are happy we found you. Take Care. God bless you all.
Mrs. O.

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Carol, we can't thank you enough for coordinating the preparation of Patrick's and P.J.'s cremation. The viewing for them both was beautiful! Our boys were our world. You took care of every detail and gave us comfort. For that we thank you. You are an amazing person. May God bless you.
Love, J. & P. M.

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I had one of my hardest days putting my sweet girl Buddy to sleep. The only place I heard so highly recommended was Abbey Glen, and after I brought Buddy there I now know why. I had her cremated and brought her home on July 8. I want to thank each and every one of you. Buddy got the best of care because of you all. It is so nice to know there are caring people that know how much owners love their pets and a place like Abbey Glen to bring them to. Many thanks to the staff at Abbey Glen. You made a hard day easier.
Sincerely, D.C. & D.S. Buddy's mom & dad.

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Dear Carol & Staff, I would like to express my sincerest thanks and my appreciation for all that you do for those of us who are in such need of comfort at a most difficult time. Abbey Glen is truly a place of comfort and a sense of returning to nature. It is a place of solace and not sadness, but of hope, peace and respect. It is a very special person who can demonstrate such wonderful qualities as those of you at Abbey Glen do. My special thanks to you and Carol for your dedication.
Sincerely B.Y., owner of Buffy

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I was so relieved to find the beautiful box inside the carton. My husband was not returned to me as well. At this most difficult time in my life, your professionalism and caring have made a tremendous difference.
Thank you, M.M.

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To the Staff of Abbey Glen,
My Candy passed away and I used your service for her cremation. I received her remains this past Monday. I just had to let you know how amazed I was. Everything was just lovely. It made me feel like others knew how I feel about my dogs. So thank you again and continue to care about those who lose their four legged family members.
D.B.

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Today I got Rikki's remains and I just wanted to thank you for your service. Rikki was my police K-9 for 10 years and upon retirement he became our house pet. He passed away at 15 years of age and was very special to me and my family. Rikki won numerous awards in competitions and an article was done in our newspapers on his passing. Once again thank you very much.
M.S.

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My dog Angel was sent to you so that she could be cremated. I just picked up her ashes today and was amazed and extremely touched by the arrangement that Abbey Glen made for us. It means so much to my wife and me. I want to say thank you,
V.A.

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I received a phone call from a lovely woman at Abbey Glen. I was overcome with emotion as the call went on. She helped me to understand that my Deke was going to be "hand delivered" back to our vets. She really helped me to feel comforted. Deke was with us for over 12 years and had so much personality that he was truly like our first child. I always wondered if I would hear him talk to me. That's how much he seemed to act human. He was with us when he passed and he went on his own. We did so many things together: swimming in the ocean, back- packing in the NC Mountains, a tenth birthday party for him. He took care of his new little human brother and was always there for me. That's why he will be coming home to spend the rest of my life with me. Thank you so much for letting me talk about him. I truly appreciate the phone call and your care of him. You really made me feel comfortable leaving my boy with you until he comes home to us.
B.H.

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I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for the beautiful container and kind words you sent along with my Cat's ashes. The container and name plate were wonderful, and have been placed where we can always see and remember her. Thank you so much for your service, as an animal lover, it's greatly appreciated.
Warmest regards, J.C.

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I just wanted to say thank you. I picked up my dog's ashes this week at my Animal Clinic. He was my companion and so much more to me. The card inside was beautiful. I read it every day and I do believe I will see him again at the Rainbow Bridge.
Thank you again, N.P.

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Thank you so very much for calling me today and reassuring me that Chunk will be handled with care. This is such a difficult time for me and I need all the reassurance that you can give me. He was a very loving dog and my best friend.
Thanks again, S.

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To the girls at Abbey Glen,
We just want to thank you both for helping us through a difficult and painful process today in such a kind, respectful and compassionate manner.
Sincerely, D. and L.

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Janet & Family, I want to thank you so much for the work you and your family did so beautifully at a time we needed you most. I really can't thank you enough.
M.V., Loris’ mom

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We just want to thank you for your services. Our pet was recently cremated. When we received his remains we found a beautiful wood box with a name plate. We want to thank you for your understanding of how much he meant to us. Till now, I didn't know places like yours existed. Thank you again for all of the respect you showed him, it meant everything to us. Initially, we felt silly about how much we mourned, but you showed us that we are not alone.
Thank you, D&R

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I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for your compassionate cremation of my beloved pet. I'm so grateful for the kind words and wonderful urn you sent me with her name engraved on the plaque. I can tell that you are animal lovers and although I miss her terribly every day, I feel better knowing that her remains were handled with respect and compassion. Thanks again for easing some of the pain of losing my dear pet.
B.R.

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My beloved Z passed away last week and I received his ashes today in a beautiful box. I just wanted to thank you for taking such great care of my Z. You are very special people!
M.R.

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My Candy passed away and I received her remains this past Monday. I just had to let you know how amazed I was. Everything was just lovely. It made me feel like others knew how I felt about my dog. So thank you again and continue to care about those who lose their four legged family.
D.O.

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Thank you for the beautiful words of encouragement that accompanied our beloved pet when he was returned to us after his cremation at Abbey Glen. A sad situation has now become a happy one; just knowing where he was and how he was cared for was so comforting to us. I will recommend Abbey Glen to everyone that may need you.
D.D.

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I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for treating my beloved girl with such love and respect. I'm not sure what I expected when I received her ashes from our vet, but I never expected such personal care. It touched my heart when I opened the box and saw the sweet little wooden box and her name plate. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of my sweet girl...she was loved in life and also in death by you and your staff.
Thank you, E.L.

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Thank you so much for making our family's heartbreaking loss a little easier.
Barbara H.

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Dear Patricia,
On behalf of my daughter and I, we want to thank you and the wonderful staff at Abbey Glen. Our sincere appreciation and gratitude for the compassion you and your staff us and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and at ease. We can't thank you enough for the wonderful service we received. Your professionalism and knowledge, perfectly balanced by your sensitivity and caring attention to every detail made the experience easier and the final tribute to Oden a special memory. You gave us the comfort and support we very much needed on the saddest day of our lives. Thank you.
Judy and Alisha

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We wish to send our sincere gratitude to Abbey Glen for the loving care you showed to our beloved Shadow, and the thought towards his grieving family. To know he was cared for, loved and held with the utmost respect has meant so much to us. His journey back to us was beautiful, to the urn in which he was presented, to the amazingly beautiful clay piece with his paw print and name stamped on it, and finally the card offering condolences to us. As Shadow's family, we can't thank you enough for your kindness.
Sandra T.

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Losing a beloved member of the family is never easy. I cannot thank you enough for the kind voicemail we received to reassure us she would be taken care of. Thank you for your services, the wooden urn is lovely and the card beautiful.
Cheryl and Jim C.

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Dear Cooke family, I would like to thank you for the loving care that you showed to my wonderful Maverick. And thank you for the lovely wooden box that you returned him to me in. It is beautiful. Thank you again.
Sincerely, Marie T.

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I would like to thank all of you at Abbey Glen and especially Pat who called me on the weekend about to answer my questions. Her concern, kindness and reassurance was the greatest comfort. Thank you so much.
Michael D.

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We recently had to put down our beloved Siberian Husky. We want to thank you for the respect and care you showed to Bandit and to us. I held him all the way home. I hadn't held him in my arms since he was a puppy because of his size. When we opened the box and saw the care and consideration that was taken, it touched us very deeply. Our sincere thanks.
Dean & Sandy M.

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Just a short note to say thank you. You provided me with grief counseling and gave me a big hug, which meant a lot to me. Thank you again for taking such tender care of our animals. God Bless You!
The G. Family

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Thank you for the care and concern for your clients. Pets are not animals. They are family members and loved as such. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Dr. Joshua M.

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I just wanted to take some time to express my gratitude for the kind and professional way that you handled the loss and cremation of my dog. She was my first and I didn't know what to expect. I heard some awful stories of co-workers receiving remains in a ziploc bag; from another company of course. I was so pleased in the way I received her home with us. It was comforting to know her body was handled in a caring manner. Thank you so much!
Christina J

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I received Ellie's remains back yesterday and I am so pleased with the extremely professional care with which she was handled. The wood box is beautiful and I finally feel some sort of peace having her home again.
Thank you! D.F.

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How can I ever thank you for the sympathy card in my daughter's name....I tried to call you to thank you personally but the tears just welled up, so please accept this email as a thank you. You are indeed a "caring" family operation. Again, please accept my gratitude. You are an exceptional facility to take the time to help me.
K.S.

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My wife Cecilia and I would like to thank you for your treatment of our beloved boy. We appreciate your professional, prompt and caring handling of our boys remains.
Thank You, J. and C.F.

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Dear Doctors,
Our precious Ashley was diagnosed with chronic renal failure at your hospital. Ashley went into cardiac arrest, and despite all efforts to revive her, she passed away. Since we decided to bury our baby, your staff recommended another cemetery close by, and even assisted us in making the arrangements. The following morning we visited this cemetery and were horrified at what we saw. Friends then mentioned Abbey Glen. Upon visiting, we were amazed at the difference between the two facilities. We think others in our situation should be given the opportunity to be able to make an informed choice. Perhaps someone should visit both locations and be able to provide appropriate, first hand information. The purpose of this letter is to express our thoughts in the hope that another family might benefit from our experience.
Sincerely, L. and M. B.

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I called early this afternoon to get a estimate on individual pet cremation. I have been calling numerous other establishments for estimates. What immediately sets Abbey Glen apart is the way you deal with people suffering from the loss of a dear pet. During this extremely difficult and sensitive time, the person I spoke to at Abbey Glen for a mere 2 minutes was so courteous and understanding. More so than anyone else I have dealt with, even my vet's staff. Even the receptionist I spoke with at Abbey Glen was sensitive. It just goes to show that a little goes a long way. Whoever I spoke with, their kindness is SO appreciated.

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Abbey Glen, we would like to thank you for your kindness and compassion over the loss of our beloved cat, Rocket. You have helped us through a very difficult time. We will miss him very much. Thanks to your whole staff for being so very caring. We are truly grateful that there is an Abbey Glen.
The D. Family

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Dear Pat, I had intended to send this note to you sooner but the thoughts are no less sincere. It is a comfort to us that we chose Abbey Glen for our beloved pets, especially because of caring staff members such as you. You show understanding and consideration no matter what the issue may be. We sincerely appreciate all you do.
Thank you, V. & T. W.

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Dear Abbey Glen, I want to especially thank Pat for all her understanding and help during the sad time of my precious dog Mickey's passing. She was so thoughtful. Pat even called days later to see how we were doing. I have been recom- mending your services to everyone I know. God bless you, Pat, and thank you.
T.P.

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I had my beloved dog Chelsea cremated by Abbey Glen. I just had to write and tell you how very impressed I am with the care and quality of your work. I've had two other pets cremated before with a different vet and it was nothing like what was done for me from you.
Once again many thanks, W.F.

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My husband and I would like to thank you for the beautiful note and wooden box that we received with Princess. The presentation was done with such care we had to send you a "thank you". It did help me to cope with my loss.
Sincerely, C.S.

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I just wanted to thank your company for doing a wonderful job in preserving my pet rabbit's memory. I was pleasantly surprised to see the wooden container and engraved name plate when I picked up her remains today. Other pet owners I know have simply been given a bag and a cardboard box when selecting a similar option through different companies. Thank you again for providing me with a proper way to say goodbye to a friend of 10 years.
Sincerely, D.Z.

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I just wanted to say thank you for taking such care in cremating my cat. I received her ashes today in a beautiful box with her name engraved which I wasn't expecting. That was so nice. You made us feel a little better to know that her body was treated with such respect and care. It feels good to have her ashes here with us now. The card you gave us with that beautiful poem was so touching. Your card really made me feel like you care and I know you took care of her and the ashes are only hers. Thank you for taking such good care of her and for helping to make us feel a little better as we continue to grieve her loss.
S.T.

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I just wanted to send you an email to let you know how appreciative I am for the care that you took with our cat, Gracie, last week. Her passing was a real shock to my us. I took her to the Medical Clinic on the 7th thinking she was battling a fever only to find that she had underlying heart disease and I would have to have her put to sleep that very day. When I picked up her ashes on Monday evening, I was deeply touched by your attention to detail from the lovely card to the wood box, engraved plaque and her little clay footprint. I'd heard all kinds of horror stories from other pet owners about receiving ashes in coffee cans or plastic bags and I didn't know what to expect. Clearly you have a deep love for animals and you treat them with the dignity and respect that they deserve. For that I am truly thankful.
Sincerely, J.L.

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We want to thank you for your services. Our pet Cody was recently cremated by you and when we received his remains we opened the box and found a beautiful wooden urn with a name plate. We want to thank you for your understanding of how much he meant to us and still does. I wish I would have know more about you at the time he died, I didn't know places like yours existed. Thank you again for all the respect you showed him, it meant everything to us. The card was beautiful too. We felt silly about how much we mourned our Cody, but you showed us we are not alone. Thank you!
Debbie & Rick E.

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I just wanted to thank you for taking care of my SAMMY. This amazing kitty was my best friend for 19 years, and holding him as he crossed the Bridge was both beautiful and heartbreaking. The respectful way you handled him and the card you sent will stay in my heart, right next to SAM forever.
Thank you, F.B.

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I just wanted to contact you and thank you for handling the cremation of our dog with such dignity and respect. As it is for most people, this process has been heartbreaking for my husband and myself. Again, thank you for doing the work you do. Please know that it matters and affects people's lives.
Sincerely, J.G.

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We just received our sweetheart and we just want to say thank you for being so caring about our feelings in our time of need. It's nice to know that people like you are still there to care. Thank you again and may God Bless you.
The G. Family

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We have received the cremated remains of our constant companion of 12 years. We want to express our gratitude to you and your staff for your compassionate and professional care of our great dog. She was exemplary in every way. If she could speak, she would also thank you. We just want you to know how much we appreciate your treating this difficult time with respect and dignity and we thank you. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
H.M.

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I picked up my recently departed pet cremains today. I wanted to compliment you on the wonderful job you did with him. I greatly appreciate it. Very nicely done.
Sincerely, B.B.

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Thank you for handling my beloved pet in your caring way. I appreciate your comforting words through my hardest time.
Sincerely, R.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing such a beautiful job with my best friend's cremation. It is comforting to know that you obviously have the same love and respect for animals that my family and I do. You can't fake that sort of thing. This memorial park that you've created is one of a kind and should receive national acclaim. Pets are family members too, and they deserve the same respect in the afterlife as do humans.
Again, thank you tremendously! J.B.

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My beloved cat had to be put to sleep two weeks ago. I received her cremains today and after a few more tears realized how pleased I was at the obvious care that she was given. From the beautiful wooden box I received her in to the thoughtful certificate with the "Rainbow Bridge" poem. I now know that she was truly cared about through to the very end.
Thank you again. L.G.

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I just want to thank you for your beautiful and considerate service. The past 10 months have been almost the worst period in my life. Though I'm deeply saddened by all of this, I can take comfort in knowing that you treated my companion with such care and dignity. His ashes have and will continue to be spread in all their favorite places. This is the first time in my 48 years that I don't have a dog. You were all great!
Thanks again. K.Y.

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My pet and companion of 17 years had to be put asleep. I want to THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your caring and professional care. The way he was returned to me is making this time much easier to handle. The services you provide to pet owners are beyond belief.
Thank You Again. K.K.

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I just received the cremains from our beloved pet cat and I wanted to let you know how touched I was when she was returned not just in a cardboard box, but in such a beautiful wooden urn. This added step meant the world to us. We rescued Emily from an area shelter, though in retrospect, I'm not sure who rescued whom. She gave us so much and you treated her with the dignity that a beloved family member should receive. We will be eternally grateful.
Thank you, S. and E. W.

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I have done my research to make sure that I find the very best pet memorial facility in New Jersey and I now believe that I have found it in Abbey Glen. I appreciate your doing what you do and doing it so well.
V.G.

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Thank you so much for helping our family as well as Bella. Your compassion and sensitivity during this difficult time were greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. Bella gave us so much in life that it was important to us that she was laid to rest with dignity and compassion. Everyone at Abbey Glen most certainly did that. Once again, thank you!
With Love, J.G.

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Dear Staff at Abbey Glen,
I received my little Rockwood yesterday from my vet's office. I want to thank you for the wonderful care you gave him and me. He was a very special cat to me and I appreciate your caring and thoughtfulness. I will very highly recommend your services to everyone.
Joseph S.

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Joy to you for providing our sweet pets with such dignified and professional service.
Helene O.

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