In Orange County and most cities around Southern California, most owners choose to cremate their beloved pet, although some elect to bury their pets at home where the law permits. After your pet has passed, our company can assist you and your family with the best pet cremation services in Orange County, even if we do not perform in-home euthanasia.

About Paws into Grace

Paws into Grace is a member of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories. As a company, we adhere to a strict code of ethics and high-quality standards for our Orange County pet cremation services. We have been taking care of home euthanasia services and cremations for over five years to pet owners in the cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, and San Bernardino.

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Led by Dr. Elizabeth Benson, our professional vet team offers both traditional flame-based cremation and water cremation (Aquamation). Our water cremation services are environmentally friendly and return 20% more cremains to families than traditional fire cremation.

During this difficult time, we also offer aftercare options when your beloved pet passes naturally at home. We’re able to come to your home in Orange County and assist your family with the aftercare option of your choice.

What to Expect from our Orange County Pet Cremation Services

Our pet cremation facility offers a few options: private cremation and communal pet cremation. These services are available in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana,  and all of Orange County.

We offer both traditional fire-based cremation and Aquamation (water cremation). Aquamation is an eco-friendly, gentle pet cremation process that uses an EPA-neutral liquid solution of amino acids, peptides, and sugars to simulate the natural decomposition that happens after a dog or a cat has passed. In the end, only solids remain, which are processed into ash.

Fire cremation, also known as traditional cremation, is a process where the pet’s remains are placed in a specially designed furnace where they are subjected to high heat and flame. As the temperature increases, the remains are reduced to small bone fragments, which are processed into ash. 

In both traditional fire cremation and Aquamation (water cremation), pet owners can choose to keep the cremains in an urn or scatter them in a meaningful location. 

Individual Pet Cremation 

To ensure that our individual cremation procedure is performed on only one pet, there are private chambers within the machine that create a barrier among individual pets. That way, we can ensure your family that you’re only getting the remains of your pet and nothing more.

If you choose our individual cremation service, the ashes of your pet will be returned in an Urn of your choice (cedar, acacia, or biodegradable urn), along with a clay paw print and a fur clipping. These items will help you celebrate and remember the life of your pet. Black puppy covered in a black blanket while asleep

Our team will handle private cremation arrangements for your pet with respect, continuous support, and compassion. 

  • Prices begin at $350 (weight dependent).
  • One clay paw print is included with the individual pet cremation.
  • We encourage cedar or acacia urns if you intend to display them.
  • Scatter Tubes are also available if you wish to spread your pet’s ashes.

Communal Cremation 

As the name of this service implies, communal cremation means your pet will be cremated alongside other pets. Since it’s impossible to separate the remains of all animals after the pet cremation process is over, pet owners do not get an urn full of their pet’s ashes. Instead, the ashes are respectfully spread at sea with the help of our partners, Oceans of Love. They handle them with dignity, love, and care.

This service is the most affordable pet cremation package we offer. At Paws into Grace, communal pet cremation starts at $250 and is based on the weight of your animal. This pet cremation process is a great choice if you do not want to bury your pet or keep their cremains in your home. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Really Get Your Pets Ashes Back?

If you opt for individual cremation, you will absolutely receive your pet’s ashes back. We use a detailed tagging process to ensure your pet’s remains are never mixed with another. During the cremation process, your pet will be cremated in its own individual space, separate from others. 

Are There Mobile Pet Cremations?

While we cannot cremate your pet at your location, we do offer deceased pet pickup in Orange County. This eliminates the need to drive your pet to a cremation facility. We can also hand deliver your pet’s cremains afterward. 

Where Can I Bury My Pet In Orange County?

While there are no state laws in California that require you to dispose of the cremated remains of deceased animal companions with care and in a humane manner, there are specific ordinances regarding burials. Please, ensure that you understand any legal restrictions.