Reviews of Radiant Heart After-Care for Pets

(known as Life Cycle Pet Cremation prior to 2018) may be found on a variety of websites including, but not limited to: FacebookGoogle and Yelp.

You may also submit a testimonial and photo of your pet via this website.


“From the moment we called to set an appointment to bring our Cat Mika to Radiant Heart, through the process of dropping off our precious Pet to be cremated to the moment we came to pick her remains up we knew we were in the right place at the right time.

“A bad day was made infinitely better and we were greeted with kindness & understanding. It made our loss a bit easier to accept knowing she was being taken care of with dignity and respect.

“We had to drive a bit out of our way, but the experience made the trip acceptable & inconsequential.”

Stan & Jesús H., Kirkland, WA


“Radiant Heart and the team behind it is truly wonderful. They went above and beyond for my precious kitty. they helped me out with everything and they made me a beautiful necklace! The quality is perfect. This is a beautiful business, I’m glad that they are here for when our beloveds cross over the rainbow bridge. Thank you Raidiant Heart! 💖🐾”

Ashley T., Bellingham, WA


“Our dear pal Jaeger-

“You’ve been gone almost three months now, and we miss you terribly. You’ve left a hole in our hearts that no other dog will ever fill. We are so thankful for the incredible thirteen years together.

“We know it was your time to go, and we hope you are having fun playing with your friends Aska and Ziva again.

“Our deepest thank you to Bobbie Ruth for being available and providing us the opportunity to be with Jaeger and care for him until the end. She was very supportive of our needs. As with Aska, participating in the final process immensely helped to provide a sense of closure for us.”

Rory & Stephanie S., Lopez Island, WA


“Hi Bobbie Ruth,

“We all made it back to Edmonds, and I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for today – for helping us give our SWEETEST boy Velcro the dignified goodbye he so, so deserved. And, on short notice.

“And, you took such great care to get Velcro’s ‘nose print’ just right. And, the same for his perfect paw print.

“Thank you for that attention to detail.

“I mean it when I say what you did and do for our little family is priceless.

Thank you again.”

Ron & Connie T., Edmonds, WA


“Thank you both [Kim and Bobbie Ruth] for your excellent service. You both went above and beyond to help me. The package I got for Mouse was absolutely beautiful. The fur in the heart box was breath taking.” 

Janis C., Sedro-Woolley, WA


“I wanted to thank you for the lovely quote on Kali’s pawprint card…Everyone I’ve read it to has burst into tears. The whole package is so well done. Classy and honoring without any sappiness. I had thought fur clippings were weird, but now I wish I had them from my other 3. Now I have a little Kali shrine in my loft bedroom until the Canadian border reopens and I can take her on the bicycle journey to join her predecessors in bird sanctuary on Vancouver Island.” 

Kristin N., Bellingham, WA


“Aska was our 14 year old German Shepherd. When we knew Aska’s time was short, I contacted Bobbie Ruth at Radiant Heart. She was very informative regarding the water based cremation. We wanted to be part of the process, and could not simply leave Aska at the veterinary office to let somebody else handle her remains. We wanted to see it through. Bobbie Ruth was very supportive during the preparation, and our participation added to our sense of closure and taking care of Aska until the very end.”

Rory S., Lopez Island, WA


“I just got my dog’s remains back and picking them up in the little bag with her first and last name on it, and opening the bag to see the beautiful box was so touching. And then seeing she was wrapped in velvet to boot. Everything you did, from the presentation to the cremation certificate helped me heal. I just want you to know how much your care of my dog means to me. Every gesture, even small ones like putting her name on the bag, matter so much.

“Thank you for the care and compassion in a sometimes uncaring world! You are wonderful people and what you do matters so much.”Sally K., Anacortes, WA


“Thank you so much for taking care of Pixie! The box is beautiful!”

Terry K., Birch Bay, WA


“We lost our oldest Prairie Dog; Samson on Valentines Day, 2019. He was 10 + years old and lived a wonderful healthy life. He had known, loved and shared life with many of our other P Dogs and I’m sure he felt love from all of us right up to his last breath as he died in my hands. Last year we had a loss and were told about Radiant Heart After Care services and brought our Prairie Dog Lola for private cremation. It was a wonderful experience considering the sad circumstances. Naturally when we lost Samson we knew we were coming back to Radiant Heart for their compassionate professionalism and overall experience in handling and talking to the customers whom have lost so much. Simple kind words and a warm friendly atmosphere go a long way in the time of a death of a family pet. Thanks again guys for your much needed services.”

Scott & Sharon S., Bothell, WA


“I just wanted to say thanks so much for the care you gave Candy.  The way her white fur was placed in the center of her black fur in the little heart box, exactly how it was on her body, was really touching and meant a lot to me.  I appreciate your service.” 

Carla W., Ferndale, WA


“On August 28, 2017, I said goodbye to my faithful companion and love of my life, “Coconut” aka “Nuts”. I cannot express enough how comforting it was knowing that Coconut’s aftercare was in the hands of Bobbie Ruth Langley and Life Cycle Pet Cremation. I had peace in knowing “Nuts” would be handled with dignity and respect even though his spirit was gone. The entire experience was both compassionate and professional. This community is extremely lucky to have Bobbie Ruth! Thank you for making a difficult process a little bit easier.”

Christine M., DVM, Bellingham, WA


“We were devastated at the thought of losing our sweet Oliver. We needed the handling and aftercare to be absolutely perfect. I contacted Bobbie Ruth at the suggestion of a colleague. I’m sure I was annoying and very particular with the number of questions I had and the amount of times I called. It was just really important to me that Oliver was handled with care and respect when it was his time. Bobbie Ruth was kind, caring, and very understanding. It took me some time to pick-up Oliver, but today I finally did it because I was ready for him to come home. The AfterCare Package was perfect. The clay paw prints were beautifully done and the ink paw print was lovely. Thank you to Bobbie Ruth and her team for handling Oliver with such care.”

Darrell C. & Nic Y., Mukilteo, WA


“I was so glad to have found out about Radiant Heart and their services. We enjoyed the drive from our home in the Bothell / Woodinville area and were pleasantly surprised how easy the business was to find. Bobbie Ruth Langley greeted us and welcomed us into her warm and beautiful business and made us feel so very welcome and calm. Our baby girl Lola was handled with the upmost care and professionalism and we were glad we got to view and spend one last private moment with her before we left. The urn we picked out was spectacular and all engravings were flawless and accurate, It truly is a fitting and stunning way to honor our Lola forever. Thanks again Bobbie.”

Scott & Sharon S., Bothell, WA


“Thank you again for taking such good care of Ned, and of us. Losing him is like losing my best friend. But actually seeing him again and going through the cremation was so healing. You made him look gorgeous. I have such a better memory of him now, rather than when we left him at the vets. I truly appreciate the service you provide, but more than that, your humility, compassion, patience, and willingness to listen.”

Michael & Faye B., Ferndale, WA

Kaydee Dog

Having gotten my Kaydee girl at only 4 weeks of age, I had the opportunity for 14 years of sharing in her love and devotion. I was beside myself when she choked on her supper and passed in my arms. Not wanting to dig a hole I took her to her primary vet and was given the choice of a private cremation on Friday morning. I was told 10 to 14 days. I found that odd and tried asking questions with no real answers given. As I was driving away I spied a large chest freezer out back. All weekend I suffered mentally and emotionally, knowing she was in there. I started researching on the web and was determined Monday morning to call Radiant. I was told that yes indeed that my best friend could be taken care of. I left work, called the vet to let them know I was coming for her. I had to lift her out of the freezer, loaded her up and headed north. What was important for me was they afforded me the opportunity to even help place her inside and close the door. As I write this, I can hear her being taken care of knowing full well that it is just her. Not pleasant, but I made a commitment to Kaydee to be there till the end and I am honoring that pledge. I harbor no ill feelings towards my vets way of conducting business, that’s how its done. There is a much better way to honor your loved one, I am so glad I did my quick research, thanks so very much for treating my baby properly.

Gus F., Snohomish, WA


“Radiant Heart provides the most compassionate and loving care to all animals and their people.  Marcus was immediately cared for in the most loving way by the staff at Radiant Heart, Elizabeth & Andrea.  Thank you Bobbie Ruth, Elizabeth & Andrea. The sympathy, kindness, and above all, respectfulness to Marcus was truly remarkable.  We are extremely thankful for the services provided by Radiant Heart’s wonderful people.  Radiant Heart is truly a gift to the community.”

Brock B. & Stan B., Bellingham, WA


“I just wanted to say just how grateful we are to you. You have helped us prepare for this heartbreaking loss with kindness and compassion, and as difficult as it is to breathe just thinking about her, and as surreal this is right now, I smile knowing how deeply loved she was and that that love will stay with her and us forever. Thank you for your love and help in helping her to her next adventure…”

Jean and Gary B., Bellingham, WA


“Bob brought home our cremation box with ashes of our beloved kitty Ozzie yesterday. I was instantly moved and pleased, first that we found you and the care you provided and secondly to have this box of his ashes, I didn’t think it would be so important but it is. This is my heartfelt thank you for your service and care.”

Selma P. and Bob C., Bellingham, WA

Shadow Dancer

“I miss my baby boy so much, but it does give me some comfort having his ashes home.

“Thank you again for taking such good care of my Shadow Dancer, my Velcro Boy.”

Dee D., Blaine, WA


“I wanted to thank for your kindness and the respectful manner of taking care of my kitty.”

John M., Skagit County, WA


“We are so blessed to have Life Cycle Pet and Bobbie Ruth in our community! When a difficult time comes along, like it did recently for our family, when it is time to let a beloved furry family member go, it is so wonderful to know we have a great service like Life Cycle Pet to rely on. Our lovely Moose was treated with love and respect when he passed on. We cannot thank Bobbie Ruth enough. Being part of a local dog rescue, we have gotten to know Bobbie Ruth as a fabulous, caring person who helps take care of even the ‘homeless’ animals. What a wonderful community service.”

Vicki and Jim N., Bellingham, WA


“We wanted to thank you, so very much, for taking such good care of Bucky and us. We knew Bucky had a heart condition, but it was still a shock to us when he died; because he wasn’t that old. We expected to have many more years with him. You dealt with us and him so well. We found you and your office to be professional and comforting. I’m not sure what we were expecting, but our expectations were more than met. You’ve created a comfort zone for those in grief. I’m so glad we found you and we will highly recommend your services to those in need.”

Robin & Brad B., Bellingham, WA


I loved this dog. Grogan. Cairn terrier I fostered then adopted because no one was interested in him. He was 6 years old when he came to me, aggressive and cranky and scared and not-well. Tough guy – big bark, big teeth, big dog in his own way. But the biggest of all was his personality – what a guy. Behind the exterior, I knew there was a great dog in side. Now, at age 15, he has led a wonderful life, and he’s given one to me as well. Bobbie Ruth, thank you for the care you showed him at the end of his life. The services you provide are a crucial part of how we let go of those we love – with grace and tenderness and the sense of a very deep loss.”

Deb W., Bellingham, WA


I can’t tell you how pleased I am with everything. I had just lost my sweet cat at 19.5 yrs of age. You were kind, and clearly seemed to understand my grief. You treated Becca’s body with respect.

My son picked up her after care package the other day. It really is lovely. The box with her fur made me cry, but that’s OK. We greatly appreciate having these mementos of our Becca.

I will not hesitate to refer people to your service in the future. You do important work, which I appreciate.


Leah L., Stanwood, WA


“Bobbie-Ruth provided compassionate and excellent services. She took the time to spend with us making a difficult time more bearable. I am grateful we have a business like hers that is local and I feel I can trust complicitly.”

Virginia D., Ferndale, WA


“We would like to take this time to express how grateful we are to you. We didn’t know what to expect on Monday, but it went above and beyond our expectations. Your sincere condolences and kindness were very much felt in our hearts. The way Chico was laid out on the beautiful table was very dignified and respectful. The soft music in the background and the prayer wheel was so soothing and serene. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this difficult transition easier to deal with!”

Tony, Kehli and Chuy W., Bellingham, WA

Duct Tape

“When I lost Duct Tape I called Bobbie Ruth and she was right there for me. As soon as she saw me she could tell where I was emotionally, and she worked with me accordingly. Her approach wasn’t one size fits all, and I felt valued because she treated my situation as unique. It was tough losing my friend so suddenly, but having such a perceptive and compassionate person helping me was a true comfort.”

Sarah B., Bellingham, WA


“Kind, thoughtful people who do remarkable work. Losing a pet is very difficult. The folks at Life Cycle understand that. They offer more than cremation services, it’s a funeral home for your pets . They offer a variety of ways to memorialize your pet and do so in a dignified and respectful manner. If you’re looking for a dignified and thoughtful way to say goodbye to your furry friend, look into Life Cycle Pet Cremation. You’ll be glad you did.”

Sean I., Bellingham, WA


“I want you to know that Life Cycle Pet Cremation helped make the passing of our beloved “sister” a beautiful event. Cedar Grove Veterinary made us comfortable and helped us tremendously through the end, but your loving consideration plus the deluxe after-care package were a wonderful gift! It all still resides on a shelf above Missy’s bed, an “altar” to her memory! I’ve been sure to let every visitor know how important Life Cycle’s contribution was to this, which turned out to be a surprisingly beautiful time in our lives.”

Kelly P., Bellingham, WA


“I am deeply grateful for your support and love through the complete process of the cremation of my sweet Ziaa. You hold a place in my heart. Thank you!”

Nellie S., Bellingham, WA