Heaven’s Pets, LLC was founded in 2002 by Jennifer and Brian Melius, following their expertise in the veterinary field, a passionate love for animals and a concern for pet owners. At that time, the Melius’ held services at their home in Metairie, LA, while using a pet crematory in Baton Rouge.
In 2005, Heaven’s Pets, LLC formed a joint venture with Stewart Enterprises, Inc. to form Heaven’s Pets at Lake Lawn Metairie. The partnership led to the building of a new Heaven’s Pets facility on the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery. A groundbreaking for the building was held on August 25, 2005, just days before Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. Despite the obstacles of Katrina, construction resumed and the facility celebrated its opening in April 2006. In January 2014, Service Corporation International assumed the partnership from Stewart Enterprises, Inc. becoming North America’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services. Located on the historic and serene grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries, Heaven’s Pets now cares for all pet families’ needs under one roof.
Heaven’s Pets at Lake Lawn Metairie is dedicated to providing total pet death care, cremation, bereavement and memorialization services to anyone who has lost his or her pet. Heaven’s Pets has the only PLPA Certified Pet Cremation Specialists in Louisiana and Mississippi.