Our timeline history:
2001 – We started At Home On The Range Pet Cemetery on our Family Farm, located in the hills West of Amsterdam (approx. 20 miles from Bozeman, Montana), while Nancy was working at a Vet Clinic in Bozeman and Dan was running the Farming Operations. Many deceased horses, dogs, cats and other pets were ending up at the landfill and we felt that it was time pet owners had a dignified final care option for their companions. Our first burial was in the fall of this year and was a horse named “Moose”.
2002 – We started our web-site and offered a large variety of urns, memorial markers, keepsake items and grief support information to assist pet owners.
2003 – In the Spring of this year, we expanded our business by purchasing our first cremation unit (and also expanded our family with our 1st child).
2005 – Horse Cremation was an option that many horse owners discussed with us. We purchased a larger cremation unit to accommodated horses and other large animals (and expanded our family with our 2nd child!).
2016 – Updating the website, purchased a new Crematory for pets under 200# and have a new office with a grieving room for pet owners to have a longer goodbye with their beloved family member, if they so desire. This room may also be used for your veterinarian to meet you here if you would prefer not to have the euthanasia at your own home or at the Vet Clinic.
2017 – We added a new Horse Crematory to our business.
2018 – We are proud to announce that we are the 1st and only Accredited Pet Crematory in Montana!
Over the years we have added many 4 legged members to our family, and have unfortunately lost many 4 legged members of our family. We understand the love for pets and the devastating loss of them. When visiting us you will encounter a variety of rabbits, cats, dogs, chickens, goats, horses and mules.
We truly love our business of providing a service for people at a time of great sorrow. Our goal is to always try to make the passing of a beloved pet easier.
Making decisions regarding the ﬁnal care for your pet can be very difficult. Please do not hesitate to contact us or your veterinarian with any questions or concerns.
With warmest regards,
The Bates Family
Member of IAOPCC since 2001