Pet Cremation Services

Cremation Services at Family Animals Services of Portland, ORAlthough we wish our pets could live forever, there comes a time when we realize we have to let them go.  There are many reasons that people may choose to cremate. Whether you want to keep your animal with you, or spread or bury the ashes, it is a sensitive alternative.  We offer many ways for you to memorialize your pet and can help you choose what feels right for you. We accept walk-in clients, we work with veterinary clinics and we will also make house calls if needed.

Family Animal Services wants you to understand the different kinds of cremation options that are available to you.  Whether you have decided to cremate through your veterinarian or through the crematory, you will need to decide what type of cremation is the right choice for you and your pet.

See below to better understand the process and what takes place when you have made this decision. Once you know that cremation is the right option for you, you will need to choose what type:

Individual Cremation

When you choose to do an individual cremation, your pet alone will be placed in the cremation chamber.  When the cremation process has been completed, your pets cremains are removed from the chamber, processed and then are available to you.

Viewing Cremation

A Viewing Cremation is a similar process to a Individual Cremation as described above, however, the pet owner along with friends and family are allowed to be in the viewing room during the cremation process.

Communal Cremation

By choosing this alternative, your pet will be cremated along with other pets and you will be unable to receive the cremains after the process.

After Cremation

A standard urn is provided for those who are taking their remains home to keep, bury or spread.  You also have the option of placing your pet’s remains in a special urn of your choice. We have several memorial products and urns for you to select from including standard urns, jewelry and stone plaque memorials.  You may be surprised at the ways you can remember your beloved and faithful pet.

The Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge Poem

As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on Earth would fade.

I saw a wonderous image then of a place that’s trouble-free,
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.

I saw the most beautiful rainbow, and on the other side,
Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide!

And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see,
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!

My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new,
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.

I needed to reach out to you , to tell you I’m alright,
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night.

‘Twas the glow of many candles shining bright and strong and bold,
And I knew then that it held your love in it’s brilliant shades of gold.

For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.

So whenever you need to find me, we’re never far apart,
If you look beyond the rainbow and listen to your heart.

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