Respectful, dignified
Respectful, dignified
AFTER CARE

Respectful, dignified

Aftercare (body care) options for your pet are individual cremation, communal cremation or burial.

Pet cremation
After euthanasia, most people choose to have their pet cremated. We can arrange this for you. Cremation options are either communal cremation, where your pet is cremated in a group along with other pets and their ashes are not returned, or individual cremation, where your pet is cremated separately from other animals and his or her ashes are returned to you.

If you would like us to arrange your pet’s cremation, we will respectfully transport your pet’s body away at the end of the visit. Cats and small to medium dogs are placed in a cosy basket or blanket. Our vet will carry cats and small to medium sized dogs to the vehicle; however some people like to carry their pet themselves.

For larger dogs, we have soft stretchers and sturdy stretchers for carrying them.

Dogs over 25kg
If your dog weighs over 25kg we will require assistance in carrying them to our vehicle. If you (or any other household or family member) are unable to assist in this, please do let us know in advance.

Return of ashes (individual cremation)
Ashes are returned from 10 to 14 days. They are presented in a container of your choice, suited to whether you intend to scatter or keep them. A scatter tube is ideal if you wish to scatter your pet’s ashes. If you prefer to retain the ashes, a selection of caskets and urns are available.

Home burial
Home burial is not suitable for much of London, where many residences don’t have a private garden or where the soil is not suitable for pet burial. However, if you wish to bury your pet at home, you may do so pending practicalities and compliance with general and local legalities (ask us for further information).