Attending your pet’s cremation at CPC

When the time comes, saying your final farewells to your pet can provide a great sense of closure. That’s why we invite all owners and family members to have a final farewell in a calming and peaceful environment at select CPC sites.

Closure in a calming atmosphere

At CPC, we understand the importance of closure. By inviting pet owners and family members to select CPC sites, we provide a tranquil setting in our Bereavement Suites for the final farewell, ensuring a peaceful atmosphere during this emotional time.

Our service extends beyond the primary pet owner; attending the crematorium allows other family members to say their goodbyes, offering a shared moment of closure for those who might not have had a previous opportunity.

Capture lasting memories

When attending your pet’s cremation, you will have the chance to take paw and nose prints, of your beloved pet, as well as fur clippings. Having a physical memory of your late pet can help keep you close to them once they’ve crossed the Rainbow Bridge, but we understand this decision is not for everyone, so it is entirely optional.

If you decide to attend your pet’s cremation, you will also have the opportunity to choose from a more extensive selection of beautiful caskets and urns to enclose your pet’s ashes.

How do I arrange to attend my pet’s cremation?

There are a couple of ways you can arrange to attend your pet’s cremation:

  1. Request an attending service through your veterinary practice before the collection of your pet.
  2. Contact us directly to organise attendance shortly before or at the time of your pet’s passing. You can then choose whether to bring your pet directly to us, or to take them to your veterinary practice where we will later collect them from.


This flexibility ensures a seamless and supportive process during a difficult time. If you have any questions surrounding the collection of your pet, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and speak with one of our Cremation Advisors who will be able to explain the process for you.

Practice self-care

Grieving takes a toll on both the emotional and physical well-being. During the holidays, it’s especially important to prioritise self-care, and make space to just be kind to yourself and acknowledge what you are going through, and the healing process that you need. Take time for activities that bring you comfort and peace, whether it’s reading a book, listening to music, or enjoying a relaxing bath. Remember that it’s okay to take a step back and prioritise your own needs during this challenging time.

Tributes and the Book of Remembrance

Making a tribute to your late pet can provide a helping hand in your healing journey. After your pet’s cremation, you will have the opportunity to write in our Book of Remembrance, a beautiful diary containing tributes to the many pets who have passed through CPC. If you do not wish to write in the Book of Remembrance on the day of your pet’s cremation but decide you would like to add to it at a later date, we invite you to print off a Book of Remembrance pack and post it to us at CPC, where we will place it into our Book of Remembrance for you.

We also welcome all owners and family members to write an online tribute to their late pet. These tributes are then collated and posted weekly in a beautiful video on our social media channels.

If you decide to attend your pet’s cremation, you will also have the opportunity to choose from a more extensive selection of beautiful caskets and urns to enclose your pet’s ashes.

Additional Details

The option to attend your pet’s cremation is available at the following CPC sites:

  • CPC Cambridge
  • CPC Livingston
  • CPC Tewkesbury
  • CPC Rosehill*

*Available from December 2023

Please be aware that there is an additional charge for attending the service. For more information on this service or any other inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We are here to support you Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Choosing to attend your pet’s cremation at CPC is more than a service; it’s an intimate opportunity to pay tribute, find peace, and create final memories as you navigate the delicate journey of saying goodbye to your cherished companion.

At CPC Cares, we extend our heartfelt support to you during this difficult time, and we hope these tips help you find moments of peace and healing this holiday season.

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