Private/Individual Cremation When you choose Private/Individual cremation, you will receive your pet's ashes back. These ashes (or cremains) are returned to you in a scatter box. If you prefer, you can select a more permanent container such as a pewter urn, wooden urn, paw print or jewelry that will hold all or some of your pet's ashes. *If you want to bury your pet in your own yard, but you don't have a large enough space to do so, ask us about our biodegradable bury pouches for ashes.
— if a more permanent keepsake is not requested, then ashes will be returned to you in a recyclable scatter box
Communal cremation is when your pet is cremated with other pets. In this case, the ashes cannot be returned to you. Making this decision is no less respectful of the animal, and some people take comfort in knowing that their once fun-loving and sociable pet will not be 'alone' when it is cremated. Since the cremation process is irreversible, and the type of cremation you choose is final, please be sure you are comfortable with the decision you make regarding type of cremation.
— suggested for those owners who will not require ashes to be returned. Please see Keepsakes tab if you want a memento of your pet, such as a paw print or personalized plaque
Types of Cremation
Private/Individual Cremation — $195*
— includes pet pick up and the return of ashes to your home within city limits
Note: We aspire to return your pet's ashes (cremains) to you within 4 days. In some cases we can return your beloved pet's cremains back to you within 24 hours. Please ask your Guardian representative for details. Additional fees may apply.
Communal Cremation — $75*
— includes picking up your pet (within Edmonton city limits - a small fee may apply for outlying areas)
* Within the city of Edmonton: complimentary
(for either Private or Communal Services)
* For all outlying areas:
Private Service - $50 additional for pickup & return
Communal Service - $25 additional for pickup
* Transportation Fee
Frequently Asked Questions
My pet passed away at home. What should I do?
After your pet passes, and you've had the opportunity to say your final goodbye, you can contact Guardian staff to arrange for a time to have us come pick up your beloved pet. Please use the "Let's Chat" text button below, the email form in the "Contact Us" tab, or phone us directly. We are constantly checking our phones, texts, and emails, and we will respond as quickly as possible.