Minister David Niles of Ahwatukee, Arizona has made the decision to move into the growing industry of pet funerals. As a well respected minister in the community, Niles does not take the sacrament of last rites lightly he aims to properly tailor the ceremony to the family and the pet.
the pet funerals services will be written to fit the pet and the family's wishes, whether it be a "religious, secular, serious or humorous".
"It's not a one-size-fits-all," he said. "Each funeral is structured the way the family wants; each is unique."
Niles has officiated thousands of weddings over the last 25 years and views the change in services as a natural transition.
he says, celebrating a pet's life and acknowledging the bond between pet owner and pet is important, and not viewed as a trivial matter.
Best of luck in the continuation of your ministry Niles.