How your pet's ashes will be presented to you An Individual (partitioned) cremation means that your pet will be separately cremated and that the ashes will be returned to you.  See our section explaining the difference between Private and Individual cremation.  A beautiful Indian Teak wood urn will be selected by the cremation facility.  However, the crematory also offers different choices of urns ranging from standard to very elaborate.   You may also provide an urn of your own choosing.  If you would like to do that, you may view the choice of available custom urns on these links:  Terry Bear  Love urns and contact Paws and Claws to order your special urn.  (Some of our clients have made their own urns out of ceramics or other material).

Miniature urn pendants and necklaces are also available upon special request.  Some of your pet's ashes can be inserted in the special pendants.

When you choose the Individual cremation, the ashes will be  hand-delivered to you directly by us or by Paws and Claws, depending on where you are located (no third party courier is used unless you are in an area very remote to Orange County (50+miles from our location), in which case you will have the choice of picking up your pet's ashes at Paws and Claws OR having them shipped to you via a safe courrier service).  You will be contacted prior to the delivery to ensure someone is home or that appropriate instructions may be given.  This is why it is very important that you provide us with all your contact information. SeePDF iconAftercare arrangements form.pdf

You may also request to have an imprint of your faithful companion in clay (see PDF iconPaw print form.pdf)and Paw Print page)

Also see the section on Ashes for a description of what is commonly called Ashes but  which should be more correctly termed "Cremains" (Cremated Remains)