Frequently asked questions
What is aquamation?
Is aquamation new?
Aquamation is a technology that was invented over 100 years ago. It has just recently been approved for use with animals for pet cremation. Because it is environmentally friendly and incredibly gentle, many well respected and highly established hospitals, research facilities and universities utilize this technology for both human and animal use.
Why should I choose aquamation over flame based pet cremation?
We believe that the the aquamation water-based pet cremation process is the most thoughtful and mindful way to honor your pet after death. It significantly reduces emissions of carbon dioxide and greatly decreases the use of energy when compared to fire based pet cremation. It is an extremely gentle process and each step is thoughtfully competed by a trained technician.
How do I know the ashes returned to me are my pet?
We employ the same tracking system used in human disposition facilities. From the moment your pet is in our possession they are assigned a tracking number. This tracking number is on a small metal disc and it is checked every step of the way to ensure that you are in fact receiving your pets ashes.
What happens to my pets ashes if I don’t want them returned to me?
We personally return all communal pets ashes back to the ocean. The ash is pathogen and chemical free and it is safe to be scattered in the sea.
What to do when or after my pet dies at home?
The death of a pet can be traumatic. It is likely that you will feel overwhelmed when it comes to figuring out what to do next. The first thing you should do is make sure you have the emotional support you need. Call a friend or family member and ask them to be with you. Friends or family can provide their love and support as you make the decisions about what to do with your pet's body. If you wish to have your dog or cat cremated, then give us a call.