Cremation & Aftercare
We offer cremation services after euthanasia appointments as well as standalone in home cremation pickup if your pet has passed away.
We provide both communal and truly private cremation services. If we are performing an in home euthanasia, you also have the option to bury at home or in a cemetery. All aftercare options include a keepsake clay pawprint, ink pawprint, ink noseprint, and hair clipping if desired.
Cremation fees are in addition to the euthanasia appointment fee if part of a euthanasia appointment. All cremation pickups (pet has passed prior to our arrival) will incur an additional travel fee on top of the standard cremation fees. All cremations include us transferring your pet to the crematorium. If your pet weighs over 40 pounds, we may need your assistance transferring your pet to our vehicle. Please let us know if you are not able to assist; we will do our best to have an assistant present.
We have chosen Precious Pets Animal Crematory in Auburn as they are local, family-run business that we trust to handle your pet's remains. They utilize the same metal disc tracking system as human crematoriums, to ensure the ashes you receive are your pet's. If you would like to learn more about Precious Pets, you can visit their website here. All of our cremations include a Euthabag to transport your pet to the crematorium. Euthabags are a dignified body bag and an alternative to traditional plastic bags. They can be decorated with sharpies, and if you would like to decorate your pet's during their appointment, we can accommodate. To learn more about Euthabags and why we use them, please visit their website here.
With private cremation your pet will be cremated individually, and the ashes returned to you. We use the crematorium we do as they perform truly private cremations - you can rest easy knowing the ashes you receive are your pet's. All private cremations include a standard wooden urn with nameplate. The nameplate (up to 16 characters) is included and comes loosely attached so that you can chose to place it on the front or side of the urn depending on how you plan to display it. Additional urn options are available for an additional fee directly from the crematorium and can be seen here.
We can either hand deliver the ashes back to you (please allow 3-4 weeks as we deliver when we are back in your area) or you can choose to pickup directly from Precious Pets in Auburn. Prices can be found here.
This is an option for owners who would still like their pet cremated, but do not want the ashes back. The pet will be cremated with other beloved pets and the ashes spread near Mount Rainier. Prices can be found here.
Sometimes performing your own funeral and burying your pet at home or a cemetery is the best choice for your family. When burying at home, you need to be aware of local state ordinances that apply to burying pets on private property. Click here to view the Washington State burial ordinances.