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We know the love between a pet and their owner is forever....

Losing a furry loved one can be devastating. Whether it be because of old age, sickness or an accident, the loss is real and painful.

 It can be very difficult to make decisions about the next steps for your Pet’s  after l​ife care. Loving Companion is here to help you through these difficult times. 

“Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….”​

— Author unknown

Our services


We offer individual cremation, ensuring the return of your pet's cremains. Cremains are typically returned in 3-4 business days. We have options for urns and keepsakes. We also offer communal cremation for those not wanting a return 

For pricing please contact us 


We have a Pet Cemetery on site with future plans of a new Cemetery as well. We also carry caskets available for Cemetery burials and home burials.  For arrangements or quotes please contact us 

Monument sales

We offer pet and human monuments. To place order please contact us for an appointment

*We do not place monuments outside of our own Cemetery 

Our services also include pick ups from home and Veterinary offices 

Examples of Urns

(More options are available) 



Loving Companion has been serving Tuscaloosa County and surrounding areas for almost 30 years. Loving Companion was previously owned and ran by the Griffice family. The business is now under new ownership. Layla Sasser, the new owner, is happy to be able to continue providing these much needed services as a family operated business. Layla's goal is to provide the community with their best options for their furry loved one's after life care.  Layla is married to Josh Sasser and has 2 children,  Rya and Dalton, who help out when they can. Her household is filled with furry loved ones, with 7 dogs and 2 cats. She has worked in the veterinary medical field now for 18 years. Layla has dedicated lots of time and love to caring for pets with the full understanding of what they mean to us. And now she is blessed to be able to help loved ones during their difficult time of loss. As stated before, this is a family ran business. Layla's parents, Denise and Stuart McCord, moved here to help with the business. They are a huge part in being able to provide the best and quickest services possible to our community. Their move was accompanied by their 3 fur babies, Zig, Katie, and Bug. Together as a family, we are here to help yours. 

Photos from clients

Get in touch!


7309 University Blvd E, Cottondale, AL, 35453


Office number: 


Text: 205-764-7766 

during after hours if services are required 



Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm by appointment only 
Sat-Sun: Closed

Open after hours and weekends for take ins only.

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