Cremation lets you say goodbye to your beloved pet with respect, love, and dignity. Paws Into Graces helps pet owners in Riverside have the option to choose individual, communal, or water cremation to say goodbye to their furry friends.
About Paws Into Grace
Paws Into Grace is a small business based in San Diego, California, providing pet hospice, in-home pet euthanasia, cremation, and memorial services. Our compassionate veterinarians and staff help families in Riverside experience a loving and respectful cremation as their pets cross the rainbow bridge.
Paws Into Grace is a member of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories. We adhere to a strict code of ethics and high standards of quality and service.
Why Should You Cremate Your Pet?
Cremation is a logical choice for respectfully putting your pet’s body to rest. It gives you a simple way to honor your companion’s life while giving yourself closure in this difficult time.
This allows you to bring back your pet’s remains at home with you, particularly if there’s no pet cemetery near you or local laws prohibit you from burying your pet in the backyard. You also have the option to scatter the ashes in the future.
Regardless of what you choose, you can have peace of mind in knowing what will happen to the remains of your beloved cat or dog.
What to Expect From Our Riverside Pet Cremation Services
Losing a pet can be one of the most difficult moments in a pet lover’s life. Cremation is a loving way to honor your pet’s final moments with you in Riverside. Paws Into Grace can help ease the burden and pain by managing the cremation process for you.
Whether you have a large dog or a small cat, we have options to cremate your companions that will match your needs and budget. In each process, our staff will handle an animal’s body with care and compassion. We will also discuss your requests to make the cremation as personal as possible.
Private cremation means your pet is the only one in the chamber. For traditional fire cremation, your pet’s body will be placed in a chamber to be heated around 1400 to 1800 degrees. For water cremation, your pet will be the only pet inside the machine. In both processes, once cremation is complete, your pet’s ashes will be returned to you.
- We can provide a biodegradable, cedar, or acacia urn.
- We can provide home delivery for the ashes for an additional cost.
- Private cremation prices start at $475 (weight dependent).
Individual cremation means your pet is cremated separately from other animals in the chamber. For traditional fire cremation, your pet’s body will be placed in a chamber with dividers between the animals to be heated around 1400 to 1800 degrees. For water cremation, your pet’s body is partitioned from other pets in the machine. In both processes, once cremation is complete, your pet’s ashes will be returned to you.
- We can provide a biodegradable, cedar, or acacia urn.
- We can provide home delivery for the ashes for an additional cost.5.
- Prices start at $275 (weight dependent).
Water Cremation or Aquamation
Aquamation is another form of cremation, although it’s a longer and gentler way. Your pet’s body will be placed in a stainless steel pressure chamber to let gentle water flow and temperature speed up the process of natural decomposition.
This eco-friendly process uses alkaline hydrolysis, accelerating the natural decomposition of an animal’s body.
- Just like traditional fire cremation, ashes are returned in an urn and can be used for memorial items.
- The advantage of water cremation is that you get 20% to 30% more ashes compared to traditional flame cremation. The ashes may also look whiter compared to the gray ashes from fire cremation.
- The average cost is around $175 to $400 (weight dependent).
Communal cremation is a popular option among residents in Riverside, especially for those with several pets who do not want their pet’s ashes back. It is also the most cost-effective cremation option. Communal cremation means that several animals are simultaneously inside the chamber during cremation in both fire and water cremation options. However, this type of cremation may seem impersonal for some pet owners as you will not receive your pet’s ashes back.
- This process can use fire or water cremation to break down the organic matter, leaving the bones of many animals together.
- You won’t be able to get the ashes back. Instead, we will scatter the ashes in the ocean, along with the ashes of the other animals.
- Prices start at $175 (weight dependent).
Frequently Asked Questions
How Can I Ensure I’m Receiving My Pet’s Ashes?
We have a foolproof tracking system where we assign metal tags that stay with the bodies the whole process, ensuring the ashes come from your pet. Our staff also checks and verifies the tags when taking paw prints or fur clippings.
What Should I Do With My Pet’s Ashes After Cremation?
If you choose individual cremation, you can store your pet’s ashes in a beautiful urn or put some in memorial items. If you opt for communal cremation, we’ll be the ones to scatter the ashes.
When Will I Get My Pet’s Ashes Back?
If you choose individual cremation, you can expect our office to call you to schedule a pickup or hand delivery approximately 2-3 weeks after your appointment.
Why Does Pet Cremation Take So Long?
Our foolproof tracking system ensures your pet is accounted for at every step of the process. We also enforce quality control standards that require each step to be double-checked. The cremation process itself varies based on fire or water cremation. It takes at least two hours to cremate a pet’s body using fire because this also depends on the size and weight of your pet. Additional hours are necessary to let the ashes cool down. Meanwhile, aquamation takes almost 20 hours because this has a gentler process of breaking down an animal’s organic matter.
Give Your Pet the Most Loving Farewell
Cremation lets your pet have a dignified way of leaving the world. When it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved pet, Paws into Grace provides different ways for you to show one last act of love and appreciation through cremation. We can also provide you and your beloved pet with aftercare and memorial services including pet urns and memorial jewelry.