What to Do if your Dog Dies at Home

Losing a much-loved pet is a difficult and sad time for its owner. If your pet passes away while in the care of a veterinarian, they will most likely take care of the remains for you.  But what if your dog dies at at home? Read our guide in full to find out more…

What to Do if your Dog Dies at Home

If your pet was unwell or elderly, you may already have made end-of-life plans. Planning ahead can ease the grief and avoid panic in the immediate aftermath. If not, here is a guide on what to do if your dog dies at home.

Drop off

You can arrange to take the pet’s body to the crematorium with us. We will arrange a drop off.  It is important to line your car seat or boot with a protective material, always wear gloves and thoroughly clean the area afterwards.

What are your options?

You have the option of individual cremation, where your pet is cremated alone within a clean, enclosed chamber, or a communal cremation where a small number of pets are cremated together.

With communal cremations, we will not return the ashes out of respect to all of the individual owners.  Individual pet cremation means that you are guaranteed that the ashes you receive are only those of your beloved dog. You can also choose plaques, plinths and memorial stones to commemorate your dog’s life; or even have personalised jewellery made to carry their memory with you.

Grieving your dog

Grief is a natural consequence of losing your beloved companion. Grieving is difficult, but there are many organisations that can help you during this time.

Heavenly Pastures Pet Cremations

Heavenly Pastures Pet Cremations are here to help you with horse cremations and pet cremation services in the North West – covering the counties of Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire. We give you the space to grieve as our end of life service takes care of the practical arrangements so you have the space to grieve.

We offer cremation services for most small animals, including:

Get in touch today on 01704 776976 for more help and advice.


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