Losing a pet is never easy. But knowing how to properly care for your beloved pet during their final moments can help ease some of the pain. For many pet owners, that means choosing cremation. For assistance for caring for your pet when they are passing at home.

Pet cremation is an increasingly popular choice for pet owners on the Gold Coast. Not only is it a dignified option for your pet, but it can also be surprisingly affordable. We provide individual pet cremation for dogs, cats and other small animals. Here’s what you need to know about the cost of pet cremation on the Gold Coast.

Close-up Of A Ceramic Pet Urn

How Cost Of Pet Cremation Is Determined

The cost of animal cremation will vary depending on several factors, including the size of the animal as well as whether you opt for individual or group cremation.

Individual Pet Cremation

This option involves processing only one pet at a time in an individual chamber in the crematorium and allows for the collection of ashes to be kept or scattered according to your wishes. If your pet has recently passed, you may find that private cremation offers a huge sense of comfort. It allows you to have a tangible way to commemorate and honour their life and unique spirit.

Private cremation eliminates an element of uncertainty, as you will be able to receive a certified certificate of assurance that your pet’s remains are indeed those you requested and received. Private cremations are more costly than communal ones, however worth the expense for those seeking ceremony and closure.

At Pet Haven, we understand keeping the memory of your pet alive is important. This is why we only perform individual pet cremations. For further information, please get in touch with us.

Group Pet Cremation

This involves more than one animal being simultaneously placed within an oversized chamber. A group cremation means the ashes remaining will be impossible to separate.

Group cremation may be an optimal choice for those who find that individual cremation is out of their budget. This option also allows you to take comfort in knowing your pet will always be remembered in a dignified way, alongside other animals.

With either option, it’s important to know exactly what services are included in the price so you won’t encounter any surprises further down the line. It is also wise to shop around and compare prices with various service providers.

Experienced Pet Crematorium

Your much-loved pet’s remains should be treated with dignity and respect. When you leave the crematorium, it’s important to know that you have the ashes of your pet, and not someone else’s. Be sure to confirm the credentials and accreditation status of the company before booking the cremation service.

Of course, taking sufficient time to grieve is also essential when it comes time to say goodbye—but confirming that you have selected a quality cremation provider can help add an extra layer of comfort at this difficult time. Learn more about our Pet Haven story here.

Although every pet loss is a difficult one to handle, it’s important to ask about aftercare options for your beloved animal. One of the most significant cost factors in cremating your pet is the kind of urn or container you would like for their ashes.

Ceramic Urns

  • Having something tangible that not only serves as a memorial but also helps us feel connected to our deceased pet, can be extremely comforting. Urns provide an ideal solution for pet owners who want to keep or store their memories close by.
  • In addition to being a decorative centrepiece for remembrance, urns are also an effective way to keep your pet’s ashes safe and secure. With a vast array of styles, colours and sizes available, you can easily find the perfect urn itemized specifically to serve as a beautiful reflection of lost love. By investing in this lasting object of tribute and reverence, you can honour your special companion with dignity and style for many years to come.

Biodegradable Urns

  • Setting your beloved pet to rest can be an emotionally draining experience. Allowing them a dignified passing is something you want to do in their honour however, it’s also important to you that this process is affordable and has a minimal impact on the environment.
  • Luckily, biodegradable containers for your pet’s ashes give you peace of mind knowing that you chose a respectful and sustainable way to say goodbye.
  • Biodegradable containers are made from plant-based materials and will break down safely without releasing harmful toxins into the environment. It’s comforting to know that when the container decomposes, no trace of its existence remains but only fond memories of your beloved pet remain in your heart.

Ultimately, it comes down to whatever feels right for you and your family so don’t hesitate to ask your vet and the cremation service for advice on the kind of container that would be suitable.

Whichever type of container you decide on will serve as a lasting memorial of the love between you and your pet that will always remain close in your heart.

When deciding on a pet cremation provider, be sure to ask about any packages that may be available. Many providers have multiple packages on offer that provide different levels of service and add-ons such as memorial urns and pawprint keepsakes.

In closing, we want to express our sympathies to anyone who is grieving the loss of a beloved pet. May these final tips help ease the process as much as possible. Pets are a part of the family, and when they pass away it can be difficult to say goodbye.

At Pet Haven Animal Cremation, we offer pet cremation on the Gold Coast for a range animals. To learn more, contact us today via our website, or give us a call on 1800 789 567 to speak with one of our compassionate team members.