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 

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.

What does the Veterinarian do with my pet's body?

You can also bring your pet's body to your vet's office. Most vet clinics are set up to make these kind of arrangements as well. You can be assured that your veterinarian will handle your pet's remains with honesty, dignity, and respect. Making the decision of what you are going to do with your pet's body is not easy, so take some time to ensure you are comfortable with your choice. Cremation is a meaningful way to memorialize your pet. The choice of communal cremation or private/individual cremation is a personal choice. Keep in mind that cremation is an irreversible and final process. It is important that you understand the cremation process prior to making your decision. We are here to answer any questions you may have.

How can I be certain I will get the right ashes back if I choose Private Cremation?

The staff at Guardian Pet Cremation Service follows a rigid process to ensure the proper verification and documentation follow your pet's body from pick- up, transportation, preparation, and through the entire cremation process. Your pet is identified with a unique identification number engraved on a stainless steel tag. The stainless steel tag is included with the pet's body in the cremation chamber and given to you along with the cremains as a guarantee of accuracy.


Pet Cremation Services

Tracey and Marcel Austin


Edmonton, AB, Canada

Gentle care and guidance for your pet's next journey...

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