Pets are not just animals that live with you, they are one of the family and it can be devastating when they pass away.
There are various options when your cat, dog, or a smaller animal dies. It is common for them to be buried in the garden, but this is not always practical if you live in a flat or terraced house, or the dog is of a larger breed. Vets can arrange cremation, but sometimes this is done communally alongside other animals and as such the ashes will not be returned to you. If your vet does ask you if they should arrange cremation, make sure you check that an individual option is available and that you can collect the ashes.
Another option is for you to have your much loved pet buried in a pet cemetery or cremated individually there. Pet cemeteries have been around for longer than you may think; the first in England opened in a corner of Hyde Park in 1881. If you opt for cremation at a pet cemetery, the ashes can be buried or scattered there or alternatively returned to you.
If your pet or its cremated remains are buried in your garden or a pet cemetery, then you may wish to have a small headstone or other memorial to mark the grave. This can help overcome your grief and provide a fitting tribute to the times you enjoyed together.
Although pet memorials are much smaller in size, they are still made from natural sturdy materials. They require minimal maintenance, can withstand extreme weather conditions and endure the test of time. Whether it be a small headstone, marker or plaque they can be engraved with a personal and lasting tribute message. Ceramic photographs can also be added and on the headstones it is possible to add an etching of your faithful companion.
At Sarsfield Memorials we offer a range of affordable ways to remember your pet. Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide a free no obligation quote.