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Types of Cremation

Cat and Dog

Private Cremation

When you choose Private 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 a more permanent keepsake is not requested, then ashes will be returned

to you in a scatter box

*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.


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.

Transportation Distances:

Transportation is FREE within Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Leduc, Beaumont, Nisku, and Morinville.

For Areas Outside our Free Transport zone: Please contact Guardian staff to make arrangements for rural transportations. Any extra fees that may be charged are based on distance and time. We are here to help, so don't hesitate to contact us.

Note: We aspire to return your pet's ashes (cremains) to you within 2 days. In some cases we can return your beloved pet's cremains back to you within 24 hours with no extra fees, but this isn't always an option. 

Please ask your Guardian representative for details. Additional fees may apply.

Paw Prints to Heaven
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