Why Use Rolling Acres?
How many times have you wondered "Will I get my own pet back?" when
thinking about a Private Cremation for your pet? By using our cremation service,
you will be able to answer "Yes, I will, because Rolling Acres will be cremating
my pet." The pets we pick up for Private Cremation are cremated individually.
Rolling Acres cremates one pet at a time. We have a chain of custody, with a
system of checks and balances by which we keep track of your pet. These
include when your pet is picked up at a veterinary clinic or brought to Rolling
Acres Memorial Gardens, an authorization form is filled out, and an identification
tag is placed on your pet. This identification tag stays with the pet throughout the
cremation process. When the cremation process is complete, your pet's
cremains, along with his tag, are brought into our office. The cremains are then
packaged for return to the family. Therefore, the family can be assured they will
get their pet back, only their pet, and all of their pet.
Our cremators are state-of-the art. There is a difference in cremators and
therefore in the quality of the cremated remains (cremains) of pets. We take
pride in the fact that the cremains of the pets we cremate are virtually white,
which means the body has been fully combusted.
We keep a Cremation Log which shows the name of the veterinary clinic (if
applicable), the family's last name, the pet's name, the time the pet was placed in
the cremation chamber and the time the pet's cremains were removed from the
After the communal cremations are cremated, we scatter them on the cemetery
property. Rolling Acres is a very pretty and peaceful place for people to come
visit. You are welcome to visit.
Rolling Acres operates two refrigerated trucks in which to place the pets we pick
up, providing dignity and respect to the pets. We also have two covered, non-
refrigerated, trucks for backup vehicles.
Pets are our only business. We believe cremating only pets is part of handling
deceased pets with the respect they deserve. There is no chance of a pet's
cremains being contaminated by anything, such as paper, drugs, drug
paraphernalia, glass, or metal. Rolling Acres has a permit to cremate pets. We
have chosen not to be "permitted" to cremate hazardous waste and sharps.
Our staff has enough depth, so we can always provide the services we are called
upon to provide, in a timely and professional manner.
Your pet will be cremated within 3 business days after we receive the pet's body.
Saturday is a business day for us. The pet's cremains are in a basic urn which is
sized according to the size of the pet, unless a decorative urn is selected.
Rolling Acres offers a free pickup service at the veterinarian clinics on Tuesdays
and Fridays. We also deliver the Private Cremations back to the clinics on
Tuesdays and Fridays.
Our President, Nancy Piper, came from a background in human cemeteries and
funeral homes. Bodies are refrigerated. One body at a time is cremated. This is
very important to us. We think it should be to you, also. But it costs more to do
things right, the way things should be done.
Rolling Acres personnel is available 24/7 to give immediate assistance to
families, as needed. Our telephone system prompts the family on how to reach
Rolling Acres has two certified Grief Recovery Specialists on staff for group or
individual counseling. Our Pet Grief Recovery Group meets the second
Wednesday of each month at 6:30 P.M. at Rolling Acres, free of charge.
Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets has provided professional quality
cremation services to the Kansas City area since 1973. We always strive to
provide compassionate, dignified and ethical service to all the people we serve,
veterinarians and public alike.
Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets is a full service facility, offering burial
and cremation, including visitations, graveside committal services, attended
cremations, and a full line of products such as urns, caskets, and memorials.
If you chose to have your pet buried, the cemetery at Rolling Acres Memorial
Gardens for Pets is deeded to only be used as a cemetery. The land is deed-
restricted. An established trust fund will care for the cemetery in future years.
If you arrange for cremation through your veterinarian, ask if they use Rolling Acres
as their cremation provider. Although we provide cremation services for the majority
of the veterinarians in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, there are some
veterinarians who don't use our services. If your veterinarian is one who doesn't
use our services, ask for Rolling Acres to cremate your beloved pet. Then call and
make arrangements for us to pick up your pet from your veterinarian's office.