Aftercare

At the end of the euthanasia visit, your Dignipets vet can either transport your pet away for cremation or assist you in arranging a collection by crematorium staff directly. Our vets can help you of the best aftercare options for your situation. We would encourage you to consider your preferences regarding cremation or burial in advance if possible as the decision-making can feel overwhelming when you are already grieving.

Some of our clients like to make their own cremation arrangements in advance of the veterinary visit; others wish to have their pet buried at home.

We have advise and support if you would like to know more on:

  • Education on options for the pet’s final arrangements (Burial, Cremation)
  • Guidance on how to honour your pet’s life

Your pet's remains

Care for your pet’s remains is a very personal decision. Every family will be different and the choice is yours alone to make. Three options are available when considering aftercare of your pet’s remains.

Private cremation

Your pet is cremated individually at a licensed pet crematory. You can choose how you want your pet’s ashes back.

You may elect to bury your pet at your home.

Communal cremation

Pets are cremated with other pets and ashes are scattered together.

Home Burial

Your Dignipet’s vet will advise you and discuss the various options with you at the time. In case you decide cremation; we always offer transport after home euthanasia in case you prefer not to bring your pet to the crematorium yourself. This is included in the visit fee.

Bereavement support

All our Dignivets have vast experience with pet loss and bereavement and depending on your needs will help and support you with this difficult part of being a pet owner. We also have professionals (multidisciplinary team) we can refer to in case your needs surpass what we offer. This can be discussed at the time of a home visit.

Every home euthanasia visit includes leaving a contact number. We also check on all our clients after visiting if they wish us to do so. We believe that communication is vital in providing a good service.

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Local Pet Crematoria

We only work in collaboration with local pet crematoria so we can make promises we can keep. Aftercare is an important part of our job and it involves a lot of trust. At Dignipets we make sure we have control over every aspect of the process so we can support you as best as we can. Below is a list of all the local pet crematoria in the West Midlands we currently work with side by side. We have visited click here to our blog all the pet crematoria below and know all the staff and owners plus the services they provide.

holmes in heaven

Holmes in Heaven

(ST21 6NF)

Holmes In Heaven pet crematorium is a peaceful and comforting place to bring your beloved pet, surrounded by the picturesque countryside of Little Sugnall Farm in Eccleshall. As pet owners ourselves we know only too well that the loss of a family pet can be one of the most stressful and unhappy times we face. It is through these experiences and our love of animals that we were inspired to start Holmes In Heaven pet crematorium. We have designed our services to specifically meet the needs of loving pet owners who wish to honour their pets life. It is our passion that every pet must have a respectful and dignified ending, giving you confidence that your pet is being handled with care at all times. We offer collection from your home or veterinary surgery, totally individual cremations only, immediate or same day cremations, plus a beautifully presented pet casket/memorial.

We will adapt our service to fulfil your individual needs and requirements and will provide you with complete guidance, information, advice and support at this very difficult time. For a service to remember, contact Holmes in Heaven on 01785 851301 or visit www.holmesinheaven.co.uk

Prestwood

Prestwood Pet Crematorium

(DY7 5QT)

Prestwood Pet Crematorium is based in Stourbridge. We are very proud to work with them because of their excellent reputation and care. Dignipets South is often able to bring your pet there directly after the euthanasia visit.

Prestwood was setup back in 1997 by Susie and Derek Lawrence to offer pet owners in the West Midlands and surrounding areas a very dignified and personal cremation service. To this day we are still independent and family run. As pet owners ourselves we understand how difficult a time losing a pet is, so we aim to make this time as easy as we possibly can. We offer a totally guaranteed, one pet, one cremator, Individual cremation service and a large range of caskets, urns & keepsakes. Our cremators are swept out by hand between each cremation to guarantee that you receive all of your own pets ashes back, and nothing else. We have an open door policy and any stage of your pets cremation can be viewed if you wish. We can also cater for most special requests so if you have special wishes let us know, same day and attended cremations are also possible. Please see our website or give us a call for more information.

rosehill

Rosehill Pet & Equine Crematorium

(TF9 2JG)

Rosehill Pet & Equine Crematorium is a family run business based in Market Drayton that offers a personal and individual cremation service for horses, large pets, dogs, cats and small pets. As pet owners ourselves, we know only too well that the loss of a family pet can be one of the unhappiest and most stressful times we face. It is through our own personal experiences and our love of animals, that we opened Rosehill Pet & Equine Crematorium. Based in Market Drayton, we cover Shropshire and the surrounding counties. We are open every day including bank holidays 8am until 10pm. We also offer an out of hours service.

Rosehill is the a pet & equine crematorium in the Midlands & Wales that specialises in bespoke individual cremations. All equine collections and cremations are specifically tailored to your needs. All cremations take place on site here at Rosehill in our purpose built cremators that will accommodate any size of pet or horse from the smallest furry to the largest heavy horse. Please note that we do not undertake any communal cremations for small pets or horses

Willow View

Willow View Pet Crematorium

(WS3 4QQ)

Willow View is based in Walsall. We are a very new Crematorium starting in August 2018, after losing Joey my most loyal Rhodesian Ridgeback, my heart and soul boy, he passed away at home from cancer, I didn't want him to go into a body bag or freezer, he had given so much in his short life I felt he deserved the dignity and respect in passing as he had given in life, we actually used a local horse cremation business (their service was for horses only no pets) they allowed us to use the horse chamber for Joey, this put my mind at such peace.

So this is where it all began, we believed we could give the same peace of mind to others. At Willow View we only perform individual cremations, no communal cremations, solely one to one service where you can take your time in our farewell room for your goodbyes, where your pet is placed in our blanket lined dog basket.

Light refreshments are always freely available.

An attended service is also available where you are free to stay as long or as little as you want during the service.

We offer a 24 hour call out and a collection service from either your home or veterinary clinic. Ashes are normally returned within 24 hours, same day return of ashes is also available by prior arrangement.

We are open for anyone who wishes to visit us, just need a phone call to arrange a convenient time.

 

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