When your pet is put to sleep, if you decide you want to have them cremated you have a number of options.
You can ask your vet to make the arrangements through their partner service or you can arrange your own cremation through one of the increasing number of pet crematoriums. Veterinary surgeries generally won’t have a daily collection of pets so your pet may remain in cool storage at the surgery for some time.
The majority of crematoriums offer the choice of individual or communal cremation as well as various options for receiving your pet’s ashes back depending on what you want to do with them. A communal cremation means that your pet will be cremated alongside other pets. The cost will depend on both the size of your pet as well as any extra options you might choose.
Some crematoriums offer a same day or attended service. I would advise caution about choosing an attended service as many pet owners will find this distressing to see. A same day service will allow you to take the ashes home with you on the same day – you will need to allow around 3-4 hours for the service to take place.
Below are a list of pet crematoriums you might consider using although there are many more. I can only personally recommend The Meadows and Chestnut Lodge so please ensure you contact the crematorium you are thinking of using to ensure they offer the service you are after and to confirm costs. Crematoriums with a * have been personally recommended to me by someone who has used the service.
Chichester, West Sussex *
East Grinstead *
Hook, Hampshire *
Lewes, East Sussex
Cambridge & Sheffield
Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Northamptonshire
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