What does a pet cremation cost?
When considering what to do when a pet passes away, the costs for a pet cremation service is unfortunately a determining factor for some people.
In this article, I will outline the basic options and costs for a pet cremation at one of our crematoria located in the UK.
The following table includes an overview of prices for the most common pet cremations.
|Size||Pet Cremation Cost||Return of ashes|
|Small animal (rabbits, etc)||£138.00||£13.74|
Individual Pet Cremation Services
Individual pet cremations are, as the name suggests, individual; your pet is cremated on his or her own. This ensures that you will receive just the ashes of your pet.
The price of the cremation reflects the fact that each pet is cremated on their own and the ashes are returned to the owner. The ash container will also affect the final price paid.
Dog Cremation Costs
If your dog is in the care of your veterinary surgery, you should discuss what type of pet cremation service you require. They will be able to provide you with a quote and details of the crematorium they use. However, you are under no obligation to use the company they recommend.
For example, it will be more cost effective if you are able to take your pet directly to the crematoria yourself.
Our prices for an individual dog cremation including a basic presentation box are:
|Size||Pet Cremation Cost||Return of ashes|
|Extra Large Dog||£198.00||£16.15|
If you aren’t able to collect your dog’s ashes, we can arrange for them to be couriered to you at the price detailed above.
We also provide additional services such as attending your dog’s cremation. For more information please read, how much does a dog cremation cost?
Cat Cremation Costs
As is the case with dogs, if your cat is still in the care of your veterinary, then may wish to discuss the costs and pet cremation services on offer. If however, you choose to make your own arrangements you are welcome to bring your cat directly to one of our crematoria.
The basic price for an individual cat cremation in a presentation box is £156.00 plus the courier fee if you are unable to collect the ashes.
We also provide other ash containers and provide attending services. For more information on these options and costs please read, how much does a cat cremation cost?
Small Pet Cremation Costs
The size of the pet does not dictate the impact that each pet can have on our lives. As pet cremation continues to increase in popularity, the number of people wanting to cremate small pets has also increased.
It is common for us to cremate rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats and other small animals.
If you are able to bring your pet to us, prices for a small pet individual pet cremation with the ashes in a presentation box is £130.00. If you are unable to collect the ashes, there is a delivery charge of £13.74.
We also provide other ash containers and provide attending services. For more information on these options and costs please read, how much does a rabbit or small pet cremation cost?
Exotic Pet Cremations
Whilst it may not be so common, we have also cremated exotic animals like snakes and lizards. Because exotic pets range in size from a 300-gram bearded lizard to 14-kilo iguana, it is difficult to provide a guide to the costs for this type of pet cremation service. Please contact us for an idea on prices.
Petrest – Premium Pet Cremation Service
Our premium pet cremation service, Petrest, is an option available to owners that do not want to be parted from their pets for any longer than necessary. The price for the Petrest service is £498 – £678 inclusive & depending on location.
- 7-day-a-week phone number to arrange same or next day collection
- Collection from any UK address by a CPC dedicated driver
- The Individual Pet Cremation
- A casket or urn of your choice (not including our internet exclusive products)
- The return of your pet’s ashes by a dedicated CPC driver within 3 working days
Make arrangements for your pet’s cremation
To make arrangements for your pet’s cremation please call our bereavement team. They will be able to help you arrange your pet’s cremation and to answer any questions you may have.
Areas we cover
We provide pet cremations across Britain, including:
There are organisations that offer pet bereavement counselling:
The Blue Cross
* this article was edited on 30/12/19 with up to date pricing for 2020 *
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