Caring Staff & Facilities
We understand how important it is to properly say goodbye to every member of your family. That's why we have an appropriate "pet friendly" pet funeral home, separate from our traditional funeral facilities. We encourage you to have a private family goodbye or hold a memorial ceremony in honor of your pet in our beautiful Rainbow Bridge Room where the glowing candles and flowing waterfalls offer serenity and comfort. Our Pets at Peace facility is located at 50 Dubelbeiss Lane in Rochester, NY (town of Irondequoit). Additionally, our staff is available to help your family create the perfect tribute to reflect your pet's unique life. Meet our staff below.
These comforting events can offer you and your family the opportunity to share stories about your beloved pet and say your final goodbyes. We invite you to bring all of your pet family members to the gathering or ceremony so they can say their goodbyes as well.
Susan DrewPet Care Coordinator
Susan is a resident of Hamlin. She graduated from Rush Henrietta High School and has an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Travel & Tourism. She has over 15 years in the customer service industry and currently works part time at Italian Osteria Restaurant in Irondequoit. When not working, Susan and her daughter, Ann Marie enjoy horseback riding, cooking, and traveling.
Andrew SenisePet Care Specialist
A resident of Irondequoit, Andrew graduated from West Irondequoit High School in 1998. He earned a Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology from Monroe Community College in 2002 and was inspired to begin a career in Fire Protection. Andrew was also a Volunteer Fireman and EMT-D from the St. Paul Blvd. Fire Dept. Andrew has also worked for Fireplace Fashions in which he sold fireplaces, gas stoves and received NFI (National Fire Institute) certification for selling and inspecting fireplaces. Being a avid cat lover, Andrew joined Pets at Peace team in 2011. Andrew also is a certified scuba diver and avid ice fisherman. He earned a life guard training thru the red cross at the age of 15, played high school lacrosse as well as wrestled. During his free time, Andrew enjoys watching movies, fishing, spending time with family, friends and his cats Archy, Monety, Qumby, and Olivia.
Larry KlimekPet Care Specialist
A resident of Irondequoit, Larry graduated from West Irondequoit High School in 1997. Larry has been married to his wife Jennifer since 2003. Larry has over 16 years of working in customer service. Being an avid animal lover, Larry joined the Pets at Peace team in April 2015. During his free time, Larry enjoys watching sports, especially the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees., being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends and beloved dogs Nala & Snickers. Larry and his wife Jennifer are parishioners of Christ the King Church.
Mike SmithPet Care Specialist
Mike is the oldest of nine children. He was born and raised here in the Rochester and graduated from Honeoye Falls-Lima HS in 2005. After high school he went to Finger Lakes Community College and graduated with a degree in Horticulture. While there he played on the men’s soccer team. After attending Finger Lakes Mike went to Monroe Community College and received a degree in Construction Technology and currently works with his father full time installing and maintaining underground irrigation systems. Mike has been a part time team member since Pets at Peace opened in 2009.
Rick Harris Jr.Owner & Co-Founder
Rick was inspired to pursue a career in funeral service during his early years, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. A resident of Rochester, he graduated from West Irondequoit High School in 1997 where he wrestled throughout his career; he received his A.A.S in Mortuary Science from the State University of New York at Canton in 1999; and has been a NYS Licensed Funeral Director since 2000. Rick is a parishioner of Christ the King Church; is the founder of Sets 4 Pets Charity Volleyball Tournament; and volunteers with St. Josaphats Ukrainian Catholic Church functions. When he’s not working, Rick loves to play all sports and works out on a daily basis. Boxing, Golf, Volleyball are just a few. He also enjoys spending time with his family & friends. Rick has also received his certification as a Certified Funeral Celebrant and is a former President of the Rochester Genesee Valley Funeral Directors Association. Rick is married to his wife Amanda and they have 2 identical twin boys, Hudson & Holden.
Angelo DelMonte Jr.Pet Care Specialist
Angelo is a graduate of Webster High School, and joined Pets at Peace in 2015 after 10+ years as general manager of a local Rochester business. With a passion for helping others, Angelo believed that working at Pets at Peace was a great opportunity for him to assist others during difficult times. A former bowler and an avid animal lover, Angelo and his Westie Pita reside in Brighton, and can be found traveling as well as spending time with many close friends.