Joe Johnson started Angel Transport a few years after opening the largest veterinary house call euthanasia practice in Illinois. After helping over 1,000 Chicagoland families with end-of-life services for their pet (with over 100 5-star reviews within the past 12 months), he saw the overwhelming need for a trusted and reputable at home pick up and cremation service for dogs and cats. Joe is the owner and sole operator of Angel Transport, so he personally responds to every service call. You can rest assured that your pet will be in good hands with the most trusted and experienced aftercare provider in the Chicagoland area.
Our prices are transparently listed above on our website, so you know the exact costs without any hidden fees or unexpected surcharges. We are the only house call pet cremation service in the Chicago suburbs who responds to your service request within 60 minutes. We are always standing by and on-call to promptly respond to every pick up request in the most timely manner.
While other cremation services pick up your pet in an unsightly plastic container or body bag, we are the only cremation transportation service that uses custom carriers decorated with flowers. Your pet will also be wrapped in one of our beautiful angel wing blankets and placed on a white linen bed. Our dignified process treats your dog or cat with the utmost respect. We guarantee your final goodbye will be a peaceful process filled with care and compassion.
We are also the only emergency cremation service that provides you with memorial keepsake options that are made for you at your home. We can make and personalize clay paw prints, pet hair keepsakes and memorial certificates, so you have a cherished remembrance to keep after your pet is transported out of your home. Unlike keepsakes that are made at an offsite location from other crematoriums, we make everything right in front of you, so you never have to wonder if you are receiving your actual pet’s paw print or lock of hair.
We are partnered with the Hinsdale Pet Crematorium – the most trusted aftercare provider in Chicago. They have been operating since 1926 and uphold the same standards and certifications as human cremation facilities even though they are not required to do so as an animal-only cremation facility. We have access to their location at all hours and their operations are 100% transparent. We have utilized their crematorium for over 1000 pet cremations without a single issue.
For private cremations, your pet will be alone in a chamber without any other pets present, so you will receive all of their ashes and only your pet’s ashes. Your pet will receive a specific identification number and go through a certified process to ensure they are identified and tracked from the moment they enter the crematorium’s care. This advanced process guarantees your pet is not co-mingled with other animals and their ashes remain 100% in-tact.
The ashes are returned to you within 5 business days in a complimentary hard plastic urn with a white/gray marble design. You can either personally pick up the ashes at their facility located at 6400 S. Bentley Avenue Willowbrook, IL 60527 or you can have the ashes shipped to your home via USPS Priority Mail Express with signature confirmation for an added $40 fee. If you select to personally pick up the ashes, there is a showroom at the Hinsdale Pet Crematorium where you have the option to purchase from a variety of other upgraded urns, along with engraving options.
For communal/memorial cremations, your pet will be cremated with other animals and the resulting group of ashes are scattered in the butterfly garden at the Hinsdale Pet Cemetery. With this group cremation, no ashes are returned to you. However, you are welcome to visit the butterfly garden where ashes from communal cremations are treated with a mixture called “Let Your Love Grow,” which fosters the growth of many species of wildflowers and plants that attract several types of butterfly populations. The butterfly garden is a beautiful living memorial to honor your pet’s memory.