- Pet cremation services for all size dogs and cats, as well as birds, reptiles and other pets.
- You can choose either Witnessed, Private, or Group cremation.
- Forget-Me-Not has installed the newest, multi-chamber retort on the market. Our new retort has eight private cremation chambers allowing us to provide you with private cremations at an individual cremation price.
- Witnessed cremations are done by appointment only.
- Pickup is complimentary at all veterinarian facilities. Home pickup is available at a nominal charge between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. If after 9:00 pm, please call our emergency phone line for a list of 24 hour emergency hospitals in your area. Or, you can bring your pet to Forget-Me-Not in person during normal business hours.
- Your pet’s cremains are returned to you quickly in a complimentary urn or you may choose from our selection of decorative urns.
Your pet’s remains are handled with dignity and respect; our identification and tracking process ensure that only your pets’ cremains are returned to you.
What is Cremation?
Cremation is the process of reducing the body by exposing it to intense heat. Through high heat, the body is reduced to its basic mineral form. Although the remains are commonly called “ashes”, the proper term is “cremains”. Several cremation options are available: private, individual or group. The best way to determine which is right for you and your pet is to ask yourself, “Is it important to have my pet’s ashes back?” Email us and we will gladly send you cost details.
In a private cremation, your pet is the only pet in the cremation chamber. Your pets’ cremains are returned to you in a complimentary urn or in the decorative urn you purchase. Forget-Me-Not utilizes state of the art software, along with stainless steel numbered tags for identifying and tracking your pet. You can be assured that only your pets’ cremains are returned to you. We treat all pets with care and respect, just as we would treat our own.
Forget-Me-Not has a private viewing room where you can say your final good-byes to your beloved pet. When you are ready you will be allowed to accompany your pet to the crematory to watch them be gently placed into the cremation chamber. You are welcome to stay at Forget-Me-Not for the entire service or leave and return later to bring your pet home the same day. Witnessed Cremations are by appointment only and can take between 1 and 5 hours depending on your pets breed.
In an individual cremation, sometimes referred to as partitioned, multiple pets is placed in there own section of the cremation chamber. They are separated by either space or bricks during the cremation service. Forget-Me-Not no longer provides this type of cremation service and all pets being returned to their owners are done utilizing a Private cremation service.
Your pet is cremated along with other pets in one large cremation chamber. The cremains are not returned to you and are scattered at the Animal Rescue League pet cemetery in Dedham, MA.