If your pet suddenly dies at home, and your vet is unavailable, Patch and Purr offers 24-hour phone service and support on 1300 XXX XXX.
Pricing information is available on our pricing page or you can call us or request an information packet. You can alternatively speak with your Vet, be sure to ask which crematory facility is used and if they provide a choice of crematories. It is your pet so the choice ultimately belongs to you.
You’ll get the opportunity to make as many or as few decisions ahead of time as you wish. From euthanasia to transport, memorials and urns, you’ll have the time to consider every intricate detail of your beloved friend’s last moments.
By pre-arranging your pet’s cremation, you will save your future self from making rushed decisions during that difficult time. Many of us cannot even conceive the pain and grief that comes with losing a pet.
Foreseeing a time without our loyal friend can be very painful. In those final weeks or days of your pet’s life, keeping busy with planning the cremation and memorial will help keep you grounded during a turbulent time.
We’ve got a handy checklist for pre-planning your pet’s cremation. You can take care of as much or as little of this as you like ahead of time. The more you prepare, the easier it will be when the time comes to say farewell.
Decide whether you’d like your pet cremated with others or alone. Find out more about private vs. community cremation to make an educated choice.
On the day, you and your family will be invited to say your final farewell from our viewing room. You may want to read a memorial or even a poem to honour the companionship your pet gave you throughout their precious life.
Keep your pet in your home forever. Choose from a wide range of urns and commemorative ornaments to match your pet’s unique personality.
Think carefully about where your pet loved to spend time. Dogs often have their favourite walks while cats opt for garden hiding spots. Even smaller pets’ ashes can be scattered wherever they chose to roam. Find out more about scattering your pet’s ashes in your garden, in public or in the ocean.
Many people choose to prearrange their pet’s cremation, so they don’t have to worry when the time comes. To find out more about prearranging a pet cremation, click the link below.
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.
Keep your sick or senior pet comfortable with these useful tips and find out all about pet euthanasia.
If you’ve got any questions about pet cremation, choosing an urn or vet support, take a look at our FAQs to find the answer.