Witnessed Cremations

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If you would like to witness your pet’s cremation, please note:

  1. This service is available only for private cremations.
  2. A reservation is required with at least 24-hour advanced notice.
  3. The cremation start time must be no later than 11 a.m.  (If your pet is not already at our facility, then the pet must arrive by 10 a.m.)

Witnessed cremations are complimentary if they meet these requirements. If you need (and we can accommodate) a start time after 11 a.m., then a fee will apply due to the additional disruption to our cremation schedule. M-F: $149.  Weekends & Holidays:  $249.

What is a witnessed cremation?

Witnessing a cremation simply means that you are present (either in our Care Center where the crematorium is located, or in our Reflection Room and watching through a window that looks into the Care Center) when we place your pet in the crematorium, close the crematorium door, and turn on the equipment.

Some pet parents choose to witness their pet’s cremation in order to feel 100% certain that their pet was indeed the only pet in the crematorium. Other pet parents witness their pet’s cremation out of a sense of obligation to stay by their pet’s side to the very end.

If you can’t be present, but still want to witness the cremation, then for a fee we will video tape the start of your pet’s cremation, beginning when your pet is placed in the empty crematorium through the point when you can hear both the primary and secondary burners turn on (which indicates that cremation has begun).

***Please note:  Witnessed Cremation and Same-Day Service are two distinct services.  If you witness your pet’s cremation then our 3-business-day guarantee still applies unless you request and pay for Same Day Service.