Who We Are

S&S Pet Cremation was founded in 2015.

Our mission is to provide professional, honest, respectful, & compassionate cremation aftercare services to both grieving pet families and veterinary service providers.

Get to know our family

Jared & Megan

Jared Schmitt earned an Associates Degree in Large Animal Veterinary Technology from NICC in Peosta, IA and had a long career at Adams Pet Hospital. Megan Schmitt is an RN who has worked for Hospice of Dubuque since 2008. She is also the Mayor of Centralia, IA. Jared & Megan live on the same property as S&S Pet Cremation with their four kids-Alexis, Jackson, Sullivan & Lincoln. They also have 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 skinny pigs, and a three legged toad. 

Ken & Carol

Ken Schmitt retired from a distinguished career in the roofing industry. He has an Associate’s degree in Business Management. Carol Schmitt recently retired after 33 years with the Dubuque & Western Dubuque Community School Districts. She has a Master’s Degree in Education. Ken & Carol are the parents to Jared Schmitt and Maureen Waskow and they live in Dubuque with their dog Wrigley

Terry & Maureen

Terry Waskow has an Associate’s degree in General Studies from NICC in Peosta, IA. He has worked for Spahn & Rose lumber company since 2008. Maureen Waskow is a classroom teacher & has been with the Dubuque Community School district since 2002. She has a Master’s degree in Education. Terry & Maureen live in Dubuque with their two kids Alice & Trent and their dog Moxie Sue.

Our facility

Our family is committed to providing eco-friendly aftercare services

Our cremator discharges zero emissions into the air.

Our Bereavement Room

Our families are welcomed to take the time they need to say goodbye to their pet family members.

Our Family Pets

They are the reason we do what we do. Because as pet owner’s, we have been there too. Please see our Memorial page to read about our pets that are no longer with us.

  1. Precious & protective little black & white doggy: Wrigley (Ken & Carol)
  2. Lovey little fluffy brown dog: Walter (Jared &Megan)
  3. Cuddliest best cat ever: Chompers (Jared & Megan)
  4. Goodest boy and really big brown dog: Kroh (Jared & Megan)
  5.  Unique and noisy hairless guinea pigs: Betty pink & Shady black (Jared & Megan)
  6. The luckiest little toad: Three (Jared & Megan)
  7. Most spoiled, big eared, & big boned thick dog: Vivienne (Jared & Megan)
  8. Sweetest & smiliest golden ever: Moxie Sue (Terry & Maureen

“S&S Pet Cremation treated our baby with care and compassion, helped arrange a loving way to help our dog, and preserved his memory. The most comforting way to handle the loss of a pet.”-Jennifer B