Mike Harris, followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, becoming a third generation funeral director with a combined 75+ years of experience.
In the late spring of 2008, within a short two months, Mike lost his two best friends and family members, Rottweilers Hannah and Luke. Devastated by the deaths of his loving companions, Mike wanted to give his deceased pets the same love and respect in death as he gave them in life, just as it would be for any one of his human family members.
As Mike researched and learned the options available to him in the Pet loss industry, he was appalled by the treatment and lack of dignity and care these beloved pets received upon their passing. Everywhere he looked he found the same mistreatment
His loss then became his dream and dedication. Given his education, training, experience and family heritage, Mike knew it was his responsibility to improve the quality of Pet loss care for his community. He set out to gather as much information and learn as much as he could about pet loss services. In 2009, Pets at Peace by Harris Funeral Home was created.
With the instant success of their new pet funeral home and crematory, Mike realized that with his business model and experience he could help pet parents all over the country. In August of 2011 , he created Pet Passages, a company that truly set the standard of dignified, highest quality care for the ever expanding Pet loss profession. Mike’s dedication to loving care and professionalism, combined with the latest technology and training has made Pet Passages the absolute best providers of pet funeral and cremation services. With his childhood background in funeral services, his years of formal schooling and degrees, Mike Harris has become the national leader and speaker on pet loss services and cremation.
Mike has also created the Pet Passages franchise to be independently owned and operated according to his highest standards, meeting not just the entrepreneur’s needs but the needs of pet families everywhere.