Can I take my pet to the pet crematorium myself?
You can, of course, choose to take your pet to the crematorium yourself. Regardless of where your pet has passed away you can choose to take them on their final journey yourself and most pet crematoria will be glad to receive your pet from you and discuss your wishes. You can find your local pet crematorium on our map directory here.
What if I can’t take my pet to the pet crematorium myself?
There are alternatives available to you where it is not possible for you to take your pet. Many pet crematoria will be able to arrange to collect your pet from your home and pet crematoria routinely collect deceased pets from veterinary surgeries for cremation.
Will the pet crematorium collect my pet from home?
Your pet crematorium will be able to arrange to collect your pet’s body from your home or from the vet’s surgery, whichever you prefer. If your pet is collected from the vet surgery they will often be collected along with other pets, and they will all be transported together.
Will my pet be taken to the pet crematorium immediately?
Depending on when your pet has died it is sometimes necessary for them to be kept in a cold storage area or mortuary room at your vets prior to being collected. To ensure that your pet receives the correct treatment and service when they reach the pet crematorium they will be individually bagged and labelled for identification purposes.
Some vets and pet crematoria use a special type of bag to provide more dignified and respectful handling of pets’ remains and you can purchase these yourself and request that your pet’s body is placed inside for transportation if your vet does not offer this.