Our Story

Homeward Bound Pet Memorial Center & Crematorium was founded in 1995 in order to provide an ethical and respectful choice for pet aftercare in the Pikes Peak region. Co-founders Bruce Cottrell, DVM and Skye Stevens, a husband and wife team who revolutionized the pet aftercare industry in Colorado.  Homeward Bound was founded on the philosophy that our pets are our family and should be treated as such. We are dedicated to providing the most respectful and dignified pet aftercare services. With the highest of standards, compassion, and support for your family, we are available to assist you in your time of need at your veterinarian, home or at our center.

The team at Homeward Bound continue on the legacy of Bruce and Skye after their retirement and continues to offer compassionate, professional aftercare services that reflect the dignity and respect that you, your pet and your family deserve.

Homeward Bound Pet Memorial Center, the only full-service pet funeral home in Colorado, maintains an open door facility, and we guarantee that your pet will be treated at all times with the utmost respect and dignity.

We know that each family has their own desires when it comes to memorializing their pet, and we offer a full spectrum of services and options. We are here to assist you in tailoring a special tribute to meet your wishes and help you through your loss.

From the innovative and comprehensive online tracking system, “Paws-e-Track,” to Certified Crematory Operators, Homeward Bound is committed to achieving the highest level of accuracy and accountability for pet aftercare.

Homeward Bound offers pet owners a sense of comfort and peace of mind, ensuring your pet’s aftercare will be handled in a way that is respectful, dignified and compassionate. At every step along the way, we promise to care for your pet as if it were our own.