Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation Newsletter
Caring for Families Who Love Their Pets
10 Tips To Protect Your Dog at a Cookout

1. Always know
    where your dog
    is. They can't be
    safe if they can't
    be seen.

2. Make sure your
    dog has a visible
    ID tag and is

3.  Be careful with
     supplies.  Keep
     matches and
     lighter fluid
     away from your

4.  Ask for help. 
     While grilling,
     ask a family
     to play with
     your dog far
     away from the

5.  A leash can be
     Consider putting
     your dog on a
     leash in a cool,
     shady place
     away from
     flames, heat,
     and table food.

6.  Place citronella
     and other insect
     where your dog
     can't reach

7.  Avoid adult
     Never leave
     around dogs.

8.  Keep Watch! 
     Make sure
     children are
     when near your
     dog to avoid

9.  Avoid a doggie
     tummyache or 
     worse.  Don't 
     let guests give
     your pup people
     food.  Keep dog
     treats on hand
     for guests who
     want to reward
     your dog.

10. Provide a quiet
     place for your
     pet to retreat
     away from the
     guests.  They
     deserve some
     rest if they so

For more summer pet safety tips visit 

What Would You Do If You Saw A Dog In A Hot Car?

As a dog lover and owner you have experienced it...your dog's tail wagging and those big round eyes staring at you as you pick up the car keys. You can see the anticipation on your pet's face saying, "PLEASE take me with you!" As tempting as this may be, think twice and you just might save your dog's life.

It takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke.  Even when the outside air temperatures are in the 60's, leaving him/her alone in the car could still be fatal.  This situation also encourages other dangerous situations including your pet biting passerbys through a cracked window or providing the perfect opportunity for someone to steal your pet.

Animals are not able to sweat like humans do. Dogs cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paws. If they have only overheated air to breathe, animals can collapse, suffer brain damage and possibly die of heatstroke. Just 15 minutes can be enough for an animal's body temperature to climb from a normal 102.5 to deadly levels.  
If you find a pet trapped in a hot car, here is what you can do to help:
  • Write down the car information including license plate and make/model of vehicle and notify the managers of nearby businesses so they can make an urgent announcement.
  • If you see the animal in immediate distress (Panting, Salivating, Collapse) call animal control or 911. Local law officials have the ability to enter the vehicle and rescue the pet.
  • Do not leave until help has arrived.  You may be the only chance the animal has for survival!
  • If police give you permission, break the window yourself and help save a life!
So the next time you have errands to run on a hot day (or any day) and are considering taking your furry friend with you, please make the decision that will keep your pet safe and leave them at home.  
For more information on pet safety tips
and to download and share a hot car safety flyer, visit

Good Day Sunshine  

Evokes a dog's perfect day of play. This urn features a Great Dane, Chow, German Shepherd,  Boxer, Pug,  Retriever, Doberman, Dalmation, Golden Retriever and an ever-loving mutt frolicking in the clouds. This lovely lidded cachepot is approximately 5 3/4 inches high and will accommodate cremains for a dog up to about 55 pounds.
 For more information, please visit
and click on the Urns Tab or
call us at 412/220-7800

Enjoy these warm summer days upon us,


Deb Chebatoris
Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation