Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye to your beloved pet is never easy. At CPC we understand how you feel and treat every pet as we would one of our own family.

Why choose an individual pet cremation for your pet?

We understand that this is a very difficult time and send you our condolences. All individual pet cremations take place in our purpose-built cremators. Your companion will be placed into their own chamber to ensure that you will receive your pet’s ashes and only your pet’s.

We have been helping owners say farewell to their pets since 1981. Our team has many years of experience in ensuring we offer the kind of service we would want for our own pets.

Our service

  • Ensures that your pet is cremated with dignity and respect
  • Provides you with the knowledge that you will receive the ashes of your pet
  • Enables you to decide how you wish to say goodbye
  • Allows you to attend the cremation in the comfort of our farewell suite
  • Provides a choice of caskets or urns for the safe return of your pet’s ashes
I would like to thank CPC for the compassion they showed when my horse Snoppy died. He was returned to me quickly in a nice casket. Jon

Individual Pet Cremation Information

Final farewell

We will collect your pet from the vet practice. However, you are more than welcome to bring your pet to one of our crematoria. You may also say your final goodbyes and attend the cremation if you choose.

Attending your pet’s cremation

Saying your final farewell can provide a great sense of closure.

We welcome all pet owners to attend the cremation of their pet.

Please contact us to confirm availability and confirm which of the following sites you wish to attend:

CPC Cambridge
CPC Livingston
CPC Tewkesbury

Attendings at Tewkesbury are temporarily suspended due to building works – This service will restart in late Summer 2023

We have dedicated rooms where you can see your pet. You will have time to say your final goodbyes and if you need, specially trained staff to comfort you in your grief.

How are the ashes returned?

Your pet’s ashes will be securely packaged and returned to either your home or veterinary practice.

We return your ashes to you in a beautifully presented casket or urn of your choice.

Gardens of Remembrance

We have Gardens of Remembrance at our Cambridge, Tewkesbury and Livingston sites. The gardens have plots available for the interment of ashes. Please speak to one of our Cremation Advisors for further information.

Farewell planner

CPC’s Farewell Planner is a way of writing down your wishes, like a will for your pet.

You can choose the services you want. Our planner will create a document for you to keep or take to your veterinary practice to put on file and refer to.

Our farewell planner allows you to plan ahead for the loss of a pet. Making decisions now can provide you with peace of mind and allow you to grieve uninterrupted when the time comes.

Pet tributes

Some owners find comfort in creating a tribute to their pet. To commemorate the special bond you had.

Each of our crematoria has a Book of Remembrance, where you are more than welcome to leave a tribute to your pet. We provide specially designed writing sheets or you can us your own design. Once returned to us, one of our dedicated team will place your tribute in the book and photograph it for your records.

Alternatively, you can create an online Pet Tribute; the tribute will show on the homepage, tributes page and you can share it across your social media.

Here to help

We understand that losing any family member is very hard. This is a difficult time for you and your family and we are here to help in any way we can.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, queries, or for advice on arranging an individual cremation, either by e-mail, on our social media platforms, or by telephone. You can also use the form below to request a quote for cremating your pet.