Aftercare for the Pet
Once the pet has passed away, knowing what to do with the remains can also be a difficult decision. We encourage you to think about this in advance and have an idea of your wishes, because after the pet passes you will be emotional do not want to later regret decisions that cannot be undone.
Home burial may be an option, but we recommend that you check with city ordinances where you live to assure there are no restrictions. We also suggest that you evaluate the likelihood that you may not always live at your current residence. In such a case you may wish that you could have your pet go where you go, and cremation me be the best option.
For those wishing cremation for the pet, we want you to have the peace of mind in knowing that we only use the services of Pet Passages of Melbourne, FL. We will transport your departed pet to Pet Passages for the cremation service you select. The options are as follows:
- Communal Cremation: multiple animals are cremated together and the remains are scattered in a designated area. With this method, there is no way to have any portion of your pets ashes returned to you.
- Private Cremation: pets are cremated individually and remains are placed in an urn of your choosing. We assure you that there is no possibility of mixing of remains with other pets. In general, owners pick up their pets remains once they have been cremated, but a home delivery may be scheduled for an additional fee. We can review urn options in advance or at the time of the euthanasia.
Pet Passages is like no other crematory service you may have encountered. They will treat you and your pet with the compassion and respect any family should be given upon the death of a very special member of the family. They will help to guide you through the grief process that follows such a loss and provide you with many options for memorializing your beloved companion, including memorial service options, urns for your pet’s ashes and personalized memorial pieces. We encourage you to visit their website for additional information at https://melbourne.fl.petpassages.com.
If your pet passes away at home, you may also contact Pet Passages of Melbourne, FL to arrange for aftercare. Their phone number is 321-254-3333.