Cremations at Lone Tree
The special bond between people and their beloved pets cannot be measured.
Dr. Elsom opened Cremations at Lone Tree in 2008. The offsite crematorium serves several veterinary clinics in the Black Hills; however, the general public has access to the cremation of their pets as well, no matter what veterinary clinic is used. One of our own Veterinary Technicians manages and personally performs the cremations. Once completed, she returns them to the clinics from where they were received to be picked up by their owners. Pets are returned in beautiful, hand carved wooden urns. Or, should a client choose not to receive the ashes, they are spread over private land in the Black Hills.
Dr. Elsom or Dr. Mahlen can assist with euthanasia at Spearfish Animal Hospital. We also offer at-home euthanasias for our already established clients.
If your pet has already passed away, you may bring him/her to our clinic for cremation during open hours Monday - Friday from 7:30a - 5:30p and Saturday from 8:00a - 12:00p. Turn-around time is 7-14 days.
Dogs & Cats
To cremate separately and save pet's ashes: $160 - $210
To cremate and not receive ashes: $50 - $75
Same day cremation: $600
To cremate separately and save pet's ashes: $120
To cremate and not receive ashes: $50
To cremate head, hooves and heart: $210 (Head, hooves and heart must be brought to us)
To cremate whole body: $2400 (Horse must be transported to us on day of passing)
Please call ahead to arrange for horse cremation: 605-642-5771
Some links that may be helpful:
Coping with the Death of a Pet - Understanding Pet Loss Grief
Pet Memorials at Home: A Guide to Logistics and Legalities for Memorializing Your Pets
Helping a Child Cope -- the Death of a Pet
Pet Grieving: How Pets Mourn the Loss of a Companion