Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematory will provide immediate personal care for families of Atlantic County and all of South Jersey. It is owned and operated by myself, Christine Johnson-Boakes; and my husband, Keith Boakes. We are located in the beautiful little town of Mays Landing, overlooking the Great Egg Harbor River.
Starting a pet crematory was not even a thought of mine growing up. What I did have was a love for animals from a very young age. I lived on a small family farm consisting of goats, rabbits, chickens and of course, always a stray dog and cat who never failed to find a forever home at our house. I have to thank my parents for never saying no to any animal I brought home in need…even down to the injured pigeons, LOL. Belonging to the 4H Goat Club brings to mind so many wonderful memories. Over the years, my fascination and love for animals has remained.
In 2013, I married my husband, Keith Boakes. Together, we share our home with our four teenagers, and our pets of course: Daisy, Kitty, Dexter, and twenty chickens. Keith has served the community at Boakes Funeral Home, which is a family business in Mays Landing, that was established in 1960. It takes a special person to deal with families under such heartbreaking circumstances, but watching Keith do so with such care and compassion, is truly an inspiration to me.
We both know first hand, the heartbreak of losing a pet. They give you a lifetime of love, devotion and loyalty, and their lives are cut way too short. So, when the opportunity arose to start Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematory, the timing was right, and it seemed like a perfect fit.
As a result of our experiences, we saw the need to offer this service in our community. We will make it our mission to treat your pets with the same respect and dignity that we do for our own.