At Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we understand that pets are an important part of our family and our lives.  They provide us with loving companionship, safety and security, entertainment, and more.  Pets become a member of our family, and as with all family members, losing one can be an extremely stressful and sorrowful time.

Every loss has an emotional impact, and that’s why it’s important for loving pet owners to find an appropriate way to say goodbye.

From time to time families ask if we are able to assist with the loss of a pet. We invite you to call us at 908-782-3311 to learn about your options. Our care team can help you arrange a memorial service, which can be of great comfort to you and your family.

After the loss of a pet, it can be difficult to decide what to do with your pet’s remains—burial or cremation?  For some families, burial is the right option.  This can be done as simply as in your own backyard where you can place a small headstone or memorial, if you so choose.  You should be aware that, unless you live in a rural area some localities may prohibit pet burials in your backyard, or may impose special requirements, such as ensuring the hole is deep enough to discourage scavengers or requiring the body be placed in special containers.

Other families may choose cremation, as this often saves the family the pain of dealing with their pet’s remains themselves.  There are typically two options for cremations: a private cremation (which is more costly but ensures your pet is cremated alone), or a group cremation (which occurs when multiple family pets are cremated simultaneously).  When grouped, most crematories will use dividers to keep the animals separate, but you may want to specifically ask about the process before making a final decision.  After cremation, your pet’s remains are placed in an urn. We have a number of keepsakes and urns you can choose from. You may also choose to scatter the remains in a sentimental location.  Again, you should choose the best option for your family.

We are here to walk you through all of your choices and find what is best for your family and your beloved pet. Contact us anytime for more information.

Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services is proud to be a supporter of the humane treatment of animals and animal rights.