Small Pet Cremation in Sydney, Central Coast, Southern Highlands and Blue Mountains

They may be tiny, but small pets can have big personalities. At Patch & Purr, we recognise that the bond with a small pet is strong. When they die, it's just as difficult as losing a cat or a dog.

Whether it’s a beloved reptile, a chatty bird or a fluffy rabbit, the loss of a small pet is never easy. The death of a small pet will not only affect the human family members, but other pets will undoubtedly grieve too.

Pet cremation is an important part of the grieving process for all family members, human and otherwise. You will take time to remember the small pet and the difference they made to your life. It’s also a positive way for children to say their final farewells to their little friend.

Small Pet Cremation Process

At Patch & Purr, even small pets are treated with the care and respect that they deserve. Unlike the traditional pet cremation procedure, your pet will be cremated alone. Our unique Pet Tracker 360 technology guarantees that you will receive the ashes of your pet and only your pet.

Our friendly team members will help you in every stage of your small pet’s cremation, from selecting the right pricing package to choosing an urn or scatter spot.

Our South Coast location offers a private and comfortable space to say your final goodbyes to your pet. There’s even a viewing window into the cremation room, which many people find comforting in the final moments.

Group of guinea pigs

Why Choose a Small Pet Cremation?

Pet cremation is an increasingly popular choice for bereaved pet owners. Even small pets like birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles and rodents can be cremated. It’s up to you what you do with the small pet’s ashes.

For many years, families have opted for burying small pets. However, pet burial can become a problem when you move house or choose to carry out a spot of gardening. Pet cremation means you can say goodbye to your small pet in a respectful way.


Pocket Pet Cremation from $210

For pocket pets up to 2kg^


  • Guaranteed private cremation
  • Our unique tracking system (Pet Tracker 360™)
  • Collection from your home or vet and returning within 2-3 working days*
  • Your beloved pet's ashes returned in a drawstring pouch
  • Lock of fur or feather (where applicable)
  • Certificate of cremation
  • Grief literature
  • Complimentary 1 on 1 Pet Loss Grief Counselling session conducted by a qualified counsellor^*
  • Add an urn with a personalised engraving** 
  • Add any of our optional inclusions from our memento, keepsake and jewellery ranges to create a more personalised memory***

Additional Information

The Pocket Pet cremation service is for pets up to 2kg such as a small rabbit, budgerigar, mouse, small reptile, etc.

Every pet that comes into our care is handled with the utmost respect and dignity and are privately cremated.

Keep a piece of your beloved pet with you always, with a piece from our pet cremation jewellery range.

All Patch & Purr pet cremations are provided with our unique Pet Tracker 360™ system which means each pet receives a tracker disc that stays with them throughout the entire cremation process, ensuring that the ashes you receive are the ashes of your beloved pet and only your pet.

Call us anytime on 1300 112 711 or contact us via the booking form, select the Pocket Pet cremation service in the options provided and a Patch & Purr team member will be in touch as soon as possible.

If your pet passes away suddenly at home we will always endeavour to get to you as soon as we can, however there are times when we are just not able to get to you as quickly as we would like. In this case we will recommend one of our local vet partners you can take your beloved pet to, who will care for them until we are able to bring them into our care.


Urns & Timber Boxes

Our range of urns & timber boxes make the perfect vessel for your beloved pet.


Your pet can still come with you wherever you go, even when they're no longer in this world. Choose the perfect pendant or charm that you can keep with you always.

Sterling Silver Angel Wings Charm

Designed to fit your Pandora bracelet. Made from sterling silver.



Vermeil Heart Pendant

14ct gold vermeil classic heart pendant.



Vermeil Cylinder

14ct gold vermeil pendant



Sterling Silver Paw Heart

Sterling silver paw heart pendant.



Sterling Silver Cross Pendant

A beautiful sterling silver cross pendant.


Paw Print Tag Pendant

Silver-like finish. Made from stainless steel

Chain pictured is for illustrative purposes only and not included.


Paw Print Pendant

Made from stainless steel with a silver-like finish.


Paws to Heaven Heart

Paws to heaven pendant made from stainless steel.


Three-Striped Cylinder

Three-striped cylinder pendant. Made from stainless steel.


Diamante Cylinder

Single diamante. Made from stainless steel


Classic Heart Pendant

This classic heart pendant has a gold-like finish. Made from stainless steel.


Classic Heart Pendant

This classic heart pendant has a silver-like finish. Made from stainless steel.


Sweet Heart Pendant

Diamante edging with a silver-like finish. Made from stainless steel



Sweet Heart Pendant

Diamonte edging with a gold-like finish. Made from stainless steel.



Terms & Conditions

Please note that these terms and conditions cover all Patch & Purr services and operations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be inaction until further notice.
  • ^The standard pet cremation is only for pets over 2kg up to 100kg. Livestock 100kg and under may incur additional fees. All pets and livestock over 100kg will require a horse/livestock cremation service. Livestock is classified as farm-type animals such as horses, cows, alpacas, goats, sheep, pigs. The classification of animal is at the discretion of Patch & Purr.
  • ^The pocket pet cremation is only for pets up to 2kg. Pets over 2kg will require a standard pet cremation.
  • ^The horse / livestock cremation service is for animals over 100kg. The classification of livestock is at the discretion of Patch & Purr.
  • *Transfer of the deceased horse or livestock from vet or home into our care is during business hours. All horse and livestock pricing includes minimum 2 hour travel time. Any travel time over 2 hours is charged at $110 per hour. For after-hours transfers and transfers on weekends and public holidays a fee of $220 is charged. For travel over 6 hours an overnight fee may be incurred. Cremated ashes are returned to vet or home with 5-7 business days.
  • *All pets are cremated individually. Transfer of the deceased pet from a vet or home into our care is during business hours. A $220 transfer fee will be charged for after-hours transfers and transfers on weekends and public holidays.
  • Business hours are from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.
  • Viewings at our Ilawarra facility, with a minimum of 3 people in the viewing room and 5 (total) in the foyer. Bookings must be made prior to visiting our Illawarra facility by calling 1300 112 711
  • Viewings during our operating hours are complimentary. Viewings after-hours or on weekends between 5pm - 8pm and 7am - 8am incur a $220 fee and between 8pm and 7am incur a $440 charge.
  • Same day cremation is with ashes returned to the family on the same day is not currently available. For same day cremations, ashes will be returned the following business day. Same day cremation is only available Monday to Friday for pets up to 100kg. The pet must be in our care by 12pm that day. Same day cremation incurs a fee of $510.
  • The return vessel available in the standard pet cremation is a choice of either a drawstring pouch or scatter box. No other vessels are included.
  • ** The return vessel can be upgraded to any urn or memorial box at an extra cost. Includes a personalised engraving.
  • ^^The Lock of Fur is included at no extra charge when an urn upgrade is selected. If the pet does not have fur or feathers or an adequate amount a lock may not be able to be taken. This is at the discretion of the Patch & Purr team.
  • ***Keepsakes, memorial items and jewellery items are all available at an additional cost.
  • No further discounts will apply. Not in conjunction with any other offer. Full payment is required prior to the return of cremated ashes. All prices include GST. Prices valid until 31 December 2019. 
  • Pet loss grief counselling is available for Patch & Purr clients only. One session pet client. Sessions are currently being held by phone or online conferencing only. No face to face sessions are available until further notice. 
  • We no longer accept cash payments; however we have EFTPOS, Direct deposit or ZipPay as effective alternatives. Our drivers do not have the facility to carry cash in their vehicles.

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.