Growing up in Miami, Camille always remembers her family having a lot of animals. This was mostly because she would find abandoned or stray animals and bring them home. Camille’s mother could never bring herself to say no when she would ask, “Please, can we keep it?” Camille’s first job was at 15 years old working at a veterinary clinic, cleaning cages and walking dogs. This instilled her passion for helping animals and people.
As an adult, she moved from her hometown of Miami, to Champaign, Illinois searching for a change. After meeting her husband, Dennis, an Illinois native with a love for animals, they quickly bought a farm on a few acres in the country and filled it with children and animals. Camille was introduced to a new world of rabbits, goats, chickens, and turkeys. Her husband bred rabbits, reptiles, and birds. You name it, they had it. The days Camille spent at her country home with her husband, their two children, and all their beloved animals ignited her passion for pets.
After ten years working in advertising, Camille didn’t feel she was following her passion in life. She always loved animals and felt it was time for a change; to dedicate her life to what she loves …animals! Camille decided to leave her advertising career and start working for a local pet crematory that was looking for office help.
Camille brought her strong relationship building skills and her love for animals to the pet cremation business to help the many pet parents in the community. Her passion for helping pet parents memorialize their pet’s memory grew very quickly. Camille wanted to help more people, so she decided to open her own pet crematory in her home state of Florida.
Camille and Dennis have two children, Tristan and Aria, who also love every animal they meet. The Childs family currently has two blue and gold Macaws named Birdie and Murray, one Scarlet named Paula, two cats named Mango and Hanna, one Cockatiel named Sunny, and one Guinee Pig named Chewy.