What if my pet dies at home?

Dealing with a pet dying at home

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.

How much does your pet cremation service cost?

Pricing explained

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.

Words can be a powerful tool in times of grief. You may find great relief in reading a eulogy or a poem at your pet’s cremation. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the life your pet lived and the huge impact they had on yours.

Even if you don’t have a way with words yourself, we’ve got some ideas to get you thinking about what you might want to say on the day of your pet’s cremation.

 

Writing a Eulogy for Your Pet

At the private cremation of your pet, you and your family will be invited to bid a final farewell to your furry friend from our viewing room. This room is a comfortable and safe place from which you can witness the entire cremation process. In these final moments, you may want to read a poem or a eulogy.

Some questions to ask yourself when writing a eulogy for your dog, cat, or small pet:

General Questions

  • When and where did you first get your pet?
  • Were they adopted or did you buy them as a baby?
  • What was your pet’s favourite treat?
  • Did your pet have any unique quirk or habit?
  • What are three words to describe your pet’s personality?

Writing a Cat Eulogy

  • Where did your cat love to hide?
  • Did your cat ever bring in ‘gifts’ from outside?
  • Where’s the funniest place your cat ever tried to fit?
  • What was your cat's favourite toy?

 

Writing a Dog Eulogy

  • Where was your dog’s favourite walk?
  • What’s the naughtiest thing your dog ever did?
  • What was your dog’s biggest irrational fear?
  • Did they have any special quirks?

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.