There are basically two approaches to consider when deciding to cremate the remains of your pet: private or communal. Essentially, which approach you and your family choose will depend on whether you do, or do not, want your pet’s ashes back, as well as the cost of cremation.

Private Cremation

In a private cremation, the body of only one pet is placed in the cremation chamber apart from other pets. After your pet is cremated, the crematory will return your pet’s cremated remains (ashes) to you. Only the ashes of your pet are involved in this type of cremation.

Communal Pet Cremation

With communal pet cremation, the bodies of several pets are placed in the cremation chamber and cremated at the same time. Ashes are not returned to the owner if this method is chosen, but are spread together in the Pamlico River (east of Raleigh) once a month.

If you have any questions about either approach to cremation, please let us know. We have listed out the cost for either approach to cremation on our pricing page.