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Product Designer Steven Smith

Striving for Outstanding Product Design in the Pet Cremation Industry

Introducing Steven Smith: Our Innovative Product Designer  It may seem a little strange introducing a man who, in some way, shape or form, has been with us for almost 30 years. However, after a varied career at the cutting edge of product design in various industries, we are hugely excited to finally welcome Steven Smith […]

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Petributes Awarded Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Looking After Our Most Important Asset: Our People  In a time where the cost of living means many employees are struggling to make ends meet, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve recently been recognised as a Living Wage Employer. This accreditation is not just a badge we wear with honour; it represents our commitment to […]

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How to Create a Special Memorial Garden for Your Pet

Creating a Memorial Garden for Your Pet  The 20th March marks the first day of Spring in the UK, a point in the calendar that can bring hope and gratitude. With the arrival of the Spring equinox, you might be thinking about breathing some new life into your garden or outdoor space.   For many, a […]

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Borders Pet Crematorium

Borders Pet Crematorium Established: 2019 / Location: Melrose, Scottish Borders / Business: Pet Crematorium Since 2019, Mark Riddell and his family have been providing pet owners in the Scottish Borders an invaluable and compassionate service for when their pet is ready to cross the rainbow bridge. Situated in the picturesque Scottish town of Melrose, Borders […]

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The Emotional Journey of Pet Loss

Pet grief is individual. The bond shared between and pet and owner is special and unique. For some owners, losing a pet can equate to losing a family member. And of course, the grieving process will be different for different people too. It can take days or years for some owners to come to terms […]

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2024 Pet Memorialisation Trends

We’ve analysed what’s currently popular within the pet memorialisation industry and compiled our top seven trends we expect to start increasing in popularity in 2024.   Pet memorialisation is constantly evolving and transforming with the economic conditions, technology availability, and relationships with our pets. As previous trends become more commonplace, what can we expect to see […]

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Christmas Delivery Times 2023

We don’t know about you, but we are officially on a Christmas countdown! Here is all the information you need regarding placing orders and deliveries during this period. FOR STANDARD NEXT-DAY DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, PLEASE ORDER BEFORE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15.   Friday, December 15   Monday, December 18   Monday, December 18   Tuesday, December 19 […]

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Three images. On the right a man in the Pulvis studio is holding a white ceramic sitting cat on a board. The centre image shows three men with their arms around each other. The left image shows two hand carving out a block of clay into the face of a cat.

Who are Pulvis?

Meet the designers and creators of our Pulvis urns. Handmade from high-quality ceramic, our Pulvis urns are a unique way to honour your four-legged friends. Originally a portfolio of memorial products that were created to invoke the feeling of experiencing art, three friends, Aleksander, Denislav and Mihail, created Pulvis Art Urns in 2016.  Entirely handmade […]

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Introducing our Pulvis Urns

We are excited to showcase the work of exceptionally committed designers, Pulvis, who bring their artistic skills to life in our new range of beautifully crafted ceramic urns. Created with their innovative Inner Coating® technology, you can be assured that the ashes remain protected inside the urn were it to be damaged. Our Pulvis collection features […]

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The Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a small toy dog breed, originating from ancient China. With a long, flowing coat, distinctive appearance and friendly temperament Shih Tzu’s are a wonderful companion. They can be particularly suitable if you have a less active lifestyle, being content with short walks and indoor play.  And they always make their presence […]

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Building a community at Petributes

With pet cremations growing year on year, we’ve seen several pet crematoria spring up across the country and we always enjoy welcoming these new businesses as our customers. But why have they chosen Petributes? Here we take a look at what some of our customers say about working with us.     Access to a fantastic […]

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The French Bulldog

The French Bulldog, or Frenchie as it is commonly known, is a playful attention seeker who is strong, inquisitive and has a stubborn streak. They make great family pets and are endearingly referred to as the clown dog for their fun nature. Most Frenchie owners will also happily tell you that their unique, bat like […]

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The Labrador 

Working dog, gun dog, pet, guide dog, assistance dog, therapy dog; the Labrador is probably one of the most intelligent and versatile dog breeds. It’s also one of the most popular breeds in the UK. Mainstay of many country estates and rural homes, you’ll normally find that owners have always had a ‘Lab’ as did […]

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The German Shepherd Dog (GSD) 

Like most German engineering, the German Shepherd is a robust and efficient breed, a manufactured working dog with a strong pedigree and heritage. Powerful and angular the German Shepherd is for many the ultimate dog with a rather fierce reputation. But if you’re an owner, you’ll know that whilst the majority of this is true, […]

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Who are the most famous cat owners?

Cats are a popular family pet, particularly given their low- maintenance lifestyle and friendly, playful nature. With over 220 million cats owned around the world, there are a number of people in the public eye who’ve picked feline friends as their pets. Our team take a look at some of the most famous cat owners, […]

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The Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The loveable Staffordshire Bull Terrier (or Staffy as many owners tend to refer to) is intelligent, loyal, affectionate and fearless. Whilst all dog owners will tell you that their breed is the ultimate family dog, Staffy owners will give you a long list of reasons why their dog is genuinely the best ‘all-rounder’ and a […]

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May Opening Times

Please note that our office will be closed on Monday 1st May, for the Early May Bank Holiday. All orders received on Monday 1st May, will be processed on Tuesday 2nd May. Our office will be closed on Monday 8th May, for the Coronation of King Charles III. All orders received on Monday 8th May, […]

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What can I do with my dog’s ashes?

Losing your four-legged friend can be an emotional experience. And when your dog dies, you may find that you want to have something to remember them by. If you decide to have your dog cremated, you may wonder what to do with their ashes. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to decide what […]

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Customer Stories: The Meadows

The Meadows Established: 2018 / Location: Chichester, West Sussex / Business: Pet Crematorium The team at The Meadows have always been animal lovers, with the business established on the Birkett family’s farm on the outskirts of Chichester. After deciding to move away from farming, a new opportunity presented itself for the remaining land and barns. […]

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What do I do if my pet dies at home?

Losing a pet is always difficult and it can be a shock to find your pet has passed away at home. The steps you take after discovering your pet has died need to be acted on as soon as possible. Below is a guide to offer support on what to do.  Assess the situation  It’s […]

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How Do I Choose a Cat Memorial

Cats can be an important member of any family, so it’s no surprise that losing them can be devastating. Cats can live for many years and play a key role in our lives. You may find, when the time comes, you’d like to memorialise your special feline friend, but it can be daunting to know […]

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How to cope with isolation after the loss of a pet

The loss of a pet can be a very upsetting experience and it can be difficult for others to understand your grief. In this situation, it’s easy to feel isolated but it’s important to remember that there are steps you can take and support available. Understanding why you feel this way, and validating your own […]

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The Best Urns for Pet’s Ashes

As a nation, we’re developing a far greater understanding of the impact losing our beloved pets has on us. Recently we’ve become better at talking about it and considering the available options when the time comes to say goodbye. As a result, pet cremation has been on the increase for some time and with the […]

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Introducing our new Shih Tzu Urn

We’re delighted to share the news that the 25th addition to our range of dog figurine urns is here – introducing the Shih Tzu!   This new urn captures the Shih Tzu’s mischievous personality, and its sociable and relaxed temperament. The breed’s floppy ears and study stance is perfectly echoed in the cast design.   Shih […]

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How are we embracing sustainability?

As a company with a global presence, we are very conscious of the environment and are making every effort to minimise our impact on the planet. Our Environmental Task Force was established a few months ago with the goal of setting clear, attainable goals for functioning more sustainably.   Given the changing attitudes and ideals […]

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How do I set up a pet crematorium?

More and more pet crematoria have been established across the UK to support the growing number of owners who want to hold a funeral or memorial when their pet dies. In 2018 over 50 crematoriums were offering services for pets in the UK, with the pet funeral industry worth over £100 million a year. Today […]

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Does losing my pet affect my other animals?  

Losing a pet affects everyone in the family, including your other animals. The loss can be devasting for everyone in the household, and although it’s difficult to understand exactly how pets grieve, it’s important to take this into consideration as you come to terms with your loss.   A common aspect of pet grief which is […]

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Customer Stories: Old Flatts Farm Pet & Equine Crematorium

Old Flatts Farm Pet & Equine Crematorium Established: 2017 / Locations: 1, South Yorkshire / Business: Pet & Equine Crematorium Established in 2017 by Chris Beckett, Old Flatts Farm is a family run pet and equine crematorium based on a small-holding in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. After the sudden loss of his own pet Chris […]

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Mary How Trust Carol Service

A Community Christmas Carol Evening with The Mary How Trust

We are delighted to have supported The Mary How Trust at their Christmas Carol fundraising event on Wednesday 14th December at St Mary’s Church in Pulborough.   Five members of the Petributes team were on hand to join in with carol singing and handing out mince pies and mulled wine to those who attended.  The Mary […]

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Christmas Deliveries

Christmas Ordering & Delivery Information 2022

The Christmas countdown has officially started!  Here is some useful information about our opening times and our delivery schedules over the festive season 2022-23.  Please remember to place your order by 16th December for standard next-day delivery before Christmas.  Below you will find information on our opening times over Christmas and the collection and delivery […]

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How do I cope with the death of my pet?

Losing a much loved family pet is extremely difficult. Whether they’re the only pet or one of many, every animal will hold a special place in your heart and their loss will impact you and your family. Their passing could also affect any other animals that lived alongside them. Here at Petributes we’ve supported thousands […]

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Welcoming Liam Rose our new Financial Controller

  I joined Tributes in 2022 as Financial Controller, responsible for all aspects of our accounts and financial operations. My job has quite a bit of variety to it, from management accounts to VAT returns so no two days tend to be the same. With a new back office system to learn I’m looking forward […]

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Can I memorialise a particular pet breed?

  There is something special about our pets. We might be ‘cat people,’ ‘dog people,’ or just ‘animal people,’ but sometimes a specific breed is held particularly close to our hearts. Breed quirks, mannerisms and even markings can be identifying and endearing. So, when your pet passes away, having something to remember them by which […]

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How can I remember my pet after they die?

  If you’ve had to say goodbye to a much-loved pet, you might want to think about how to best remember them. Once the initial shock of grief has passed it can be a comfort to create a lasting keepsake that pays tribute to your animal. Ashes Urns If your animal has been cremated you […]

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Proud to support The Mary How Trust

  Tributes Ltd Chairman, Richard Bush, and his wife Ness, recently attended the official opening of the new premises of The Mary How Trust in Pulborough. The organisation offers a full health screening service, which can detect early signs of cancer – including bowel, prostate and kidney cancer – as well as heart disease, diabetes […]

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Tori Bush Appointed to our Board of Directors

  We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tori Bush to our Board of Directors. Tori, who has worked at Tributes as Sales Manager since 2017, has been instrumental in helping us to achieve our sales targets, and developing our long-term strategic plans.   Tori is responsible for all aspects of the sales process at […]

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Can I keep my pet’s ashes?

  If you’ve chosen to have your pet cremated, you may want to consider what you can do with their ashes once you receive them back home. In this situation there may be a number of options which you can select from, to best suit you and your family.   Choosing to have your pet cremated […]

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What happens when my pet dies?

  Losing a family pet is a very distressing experience, and it can be difficult to think through what might happen and what you need to consider. If you’ve taken your pet to a vet, they will be on hand to help you with the practicalities, but if your pet has died at home, you […]

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Our New Cockapoo Urn

  We’re excited to share the Cockapoo Urn – a new addition to our growing collection of breed-specific figurine dog urns. Our Cockapoo Urn beautifully captures the happy spirit of these friendly four-legged friends. Losing a pet is never easy, and the Cockapoo’s adorably soppy and affectionate nature makes their loss a particularly hard occasion to deal […]

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Choosing a pet crematorium

  The death of a pet is a very upsetting experience. Many owners choose to have their pet cremated, and there are a number of options available including individual cremation, or a communal option, if you’d prefer not to have your pet’s ashes returned. If you’d prefer to have your pet individually cremated, a pet […]

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The Petributes team undertaking the bereavement training with Steve Gurr

Bereavement Training Programme Introduced

  We’ve recently introduced a new in-house initiative to ensure our staff team receive bereavement training. To kick off the project 10 members of staff took part in training sessions this spring to better understand how to support those dealing with loss. An in-house refresher session will run each year to ensure that our team […]

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Where can I scatter ashes?

  The scattering of ashes in the UK is not governed by as many rules and regulations as a burial. The primary rule when finding the perfect spot to scatter ashes is to make sure that you have the permission of the landowner, whoever that may be. This rule applies to national parks, public spaces, […]

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Capturing Character

  How we create our pet urns After supporting many families, we know how important it is to find the right memorial, urn or keepsake. When it comes to a much-loved family pet, finding something that captures the true essence of their character can help to ensure their spirit remains an ever present part of […]

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Can I have my pet cremated?

If you’re facing the prospect of having to say farewell to your beloved family pet, choosing a cremation and having their ashes placed in an urn or casket can be a fitting memorial. Saying goodbye to a much loved family pet can be difficult. In years gone by, this would normally have meant a rather […]

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Meet the Team: Christian Derben

Christian Derben is our new Account Manager, who joined the team in January 2022 to work within the Sales team. Here he shares some thoughts on his career to date, and why he’s excited to be joining Petributes. What’s your role? I’m delighted to have joined the Petributes’ Sales Team, working alongside Tori to promote […]

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Customer Stories: Roxy’s Rainbow

Roxy’s Rainbow At-A-Glance Established: 2021 / Locations: 1, Hartlepool / Business: Pet Crematorium Roxy’s Rainbow is a small, family run business in Hartlepool, providing individual only pet cremations to families across the North East. Following the sudden loss of their own dog, Darren and Pamela Bates were unsure of who they could turn to and […]

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Customer Stories: Bluebell Wood Pet Crematorium

  Bluebell Wood at-a-glance Established: 2020 / Locations: 1, South Wales / Business: Pet Crematorium After three years of careful planning, Bluebell Wood Pet Crematorium opened in 2020. The team, led by Kieran, David and Jen Daniel, offer a specialist service with individual and same-day cremation, ensuring that all animals, and their families, are cared […]

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How we create our dog urns

Our lovely figurine dog urns are popular with dog lovers who want an urn to remind them of their precious pet. The lovely antique bronze style finish means they can represent dogs of any colour. We introduce new breeds to our range regularly, but have you ever wondered how we create them? How we decide […]

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What size urn do I need for my pet’s ashes?

We are often asked “What size urn should I buy for my pet” and are always happy to offer our help in selecting the right size of urn. The urn you choose will depend on a number of factors, not least of which is your own personal preference. We always want families to have the perfect memorial for their pet and below you will find some information that we hope will help you to make your choice. All our product pages display the volume of ashes that each urn will hold.

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We’re planting trees to say thank you!

We’ve had a fantastic response to our recent survey focusing on the challenges our business customers have faced during Covid, and beyond, and asking for their thoughts on our products and how we work together. We have been so pleased and thankful to receive such positive feedback. Here’s how we’re acting on the survey results. […]

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Are pet urns sealed?

Are pet urns able to be sealed? Pet urns come in all shapes and sizes, and can be sealed in a variety of ways, but they will always securely hold the ashes of your beloved pet. Can urns be sealed permanently? While it will not always be necessary to permanently seal an urn, this could […]

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Our New Chihuahua Urn

We’re excited to announce the Chihuahua Urn – a new addition to our growing collection of breed-specific figurine dog urns. Our Chihuahua Urn beautifully captures the spirit of these affectionate and tiny four-legged friends. Losing a pet is never easy, they are a huge part of our lives and our families. Their bold and sassy […]

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By Request – Our White Sleeping Cat Urn

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new White Sleeping Cat Urn! Our feline friends come in all shapes, sizes and colours so sometimes it can be hard to find the purrfect resting place. Responding to requests from our customers we are thrilled to introduce this delightful new cat ashes urn which would […]

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How can I keep my dog cool this Summer?

Summer is the most social time of year, beaches are full, BBQ’s become a staple food and long days are filled with outdoor activities. For a lot of dog parents the Summer months can be a time of anxiety as our K9 companions aren’t really cut out for sunbathing and can easily overheat if left […]

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