The day of your pet’s cremation will be a tiring and difficult one.

You will expect to feel a myriad of emotions, from deep sadness to anger, denial and even relief. No two people experience grief the same way, so always keep that in mind in the hours and days immediately after a pet cremation.

After your pet is cremated, this is when the grieving starts. If you choose private cremation, you will be given your pet's ashes in an urn of your choice.

After the cremation

You may already have plans to scatter your loyal friend’s ashes in their favourite spot, or you may be in search of some inspiration for how to honour your pet. Take a look at the pages below to help you in the first decisions you’ll make after the cremation.

Scattering your pet's ashes

Get an idea for scattering pots and find out about restrictions when it comes to scattering ashes.

Choosing an urn

Things to consider when choosing an urn or designing a plaque to honour your lost pet.


Your questions answered. Our expert team have answered common questions about pet cremations, euthanasia and grief. Find comfort in the fact that you're not alone.

Grief factsheets

If you’re in need of some extra support in the days and weeks following your pet’s death, take a look at these handy guides written by leading figure in grief and empathy education and author of When Pets Die: It's Alright to Grieve, Doris Zagdanski.

How to know when it's time to say goodbye

When a beloved family pet becomes ill, you may be considering euthanasia.

Explaining a pet's death to children

Support the smaller members of your family after the loss of a pet. Learn the right thing to say when they're at their lowest point.

Looking after your senior pet

Ways to support your friend in their old age.

Some thoughts to comfort you

For when your pet is no longer by your side.

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Contact us

Patch & Purr offers pet cremations for when your loved one is no longer by your side, but forever in your heart.

We strive to treat your loyal friend with the care and respect they deserve at every step of the way. Call us 24/7 on 1300 112 711 or use the contact form below to speak to a Patch & Purr team member.


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