Pet cremation is a positive way to honour your pet’s life and start the grieving process.

Once you have decided that pet cremation is for you, the next step is to choose between private and community cremation. We’re here to help you make an informed decision suits your budget. Keep reading to find out more about private and community cremations.

What is private cremation?

At a private cremation, your pet placed in the cremation chamber alone. This means you will receive the ashes of your pet, and only your pet. At Patch & Purr, we have a unique 360 Pet Tracker technology, which allows us to tag your pet the moment they leave your care. This tag is then placed in the chamber with your pet and returned to you with their cremains.

On the day, you will be invited to attend the cremation at our state-of-the-art facility. You’ll be given the opportunity to say a few words and bid a final farewell to your loyal friend from our comfortable viewing room. You will be by your pet’s side throughout the whole process.

Most pet owners opt for private cremation as they don’t feel comfortable receiving the ashes of other pets mixed with their own. This way, they are able to scatter their ashes in their favourite place or keep them in an urn at home. We understand that even though your pet is no longer by your side, they will always be in your heart.

What is community cremation?

In a community cremation, your pet is placed in the cremation chamber with other pets and you will receive the ashes of your pet co-mingled with those of other pets.

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.

Man with cat touching noses

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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