Pets fill our hearts and homes with joy. We grow so attached to them that they automatically become family members. Losing a pet is heartbreaking, and most pet owners would like to give their dog or cat a good send-off.
Pet cemeteries have been the best idea thus far. The industry is still largely unregulated, making it hard to pin down how big it is. According to experts, they estimate that about 750 pet cemeteries exist in the U.S.
Cremation and burial are the two options available for pet aftercare. With cremation, you could choose between individual or communal services. Communal cremation costs less, but with individual cremation, you receive your pet’s ashes labelled in an urn. The size of your urn will be based on the size of your pet. If unsure what size is ideal for you, consult providers of pet memorial products to guide your decision.
If you prefer to bury your pet, you could do it at home or in a cemetery. To choose the proper cemetery for your pet, start by looking up the different options available. Magazines, websites, and local newspapers are ideal sources for researching pet memorial products.
Aim for a pet cemetery offering multiple burial locations to maximize your chances of finding a site. Find out if the cemetery provides pet memorial products such as labelled stones that will be used as grave markers.
Another consideration is if the plots are open or closed because the former is less expensive and has rules based on your specific situation. The distance of the pet cemetery from your home is essential to assess. A marked pet grave allows owners to visit and remember their beloved pet. If you don’t mind a road trip now and then, the distance shouldn’t be such a huge factor.
Remember that some pet cemeteries will allow you to choose a spot for your pet while others will not. Be sure to select a pet cemetery that satisfies all your needs and gives value to your money.
Make inquiries about the burial process because the information will help manage your expectations and ensure a respectable send-off for your pet.