What happens after the pet has passed away depends on the owner's wishes.  Regardless of which option is chosen, I generally make an ink paw print on a sympathy card, and a clay paw print. There is no additional charge for this.  Each one is handmade and unique, and many owners are comforted by having these keepsakes of their pets.  An owner may decline, however, if they do not want this done.

     There are various options to choose from:

     1) Home burial - You may choose to bury your pet on your property.  

     2) Communal cremation - Your pet is cremated by Final Gift with other pets and the ashes are mixed. You will not get any ashes back.

     3) Private cremation - Your pet is individually cremated and the ashes are placed in an urn, usually in about week.  Your pet will be returned to you via UPS signature required, so please list an address where someone will be available to sign for him or her. If you would prefer that your pet not be returned via UPS, they can be picked up in person by arrangement with Dr. Sernik, at 178 Baboosic Lake Rd, Merrimack, NH (Bishop Field). It is a small athletic field at one of the four corners of the only traffic light on this stretch of the road.

        Some people bury their pet's ashes, scatter them in a place special to the pet, or keep them in their homes.  You will have a choice of four urns included in the price of the private cremation. You can also purchase a variety of urns from Final Gift's catalog, though I have found many of the same urns elsewhere on the internet for less. Final Gift also offers small necklaces that they will fill with your pet's ashes, and similar items can be found online. Their website is www.finalgift.com.

        To see the selection of urns from Final Gift for your pet's ashes, please click the following link:  Urns

Final Gift also offers engraving, either directly on the urn or on metal plaques to be stuck onto the urn. A plaque costs $15, engraving on wood costs $20 for one line or $30 for 2-4 lines, & engraving on metal costs $30 for one line or $40 for 2-3 lines. To order any of these, please contact Final Gift directly at 401-464-8338.

     4) Private burial in a pet cemetery - There are pet cemeteries in various locations around the area.

        To see photos of the cemeteries available through Final Gift, please click the following link:  Cemeteries

Silver Pet Prints makes beautiful silver jewelry from your pet's paw print.  Please visit their website using our affiliate link here:  https://us.silverpetprints.com/?rfsn=3575625.72f69d

There is a wonderful option to have some of your pet's ashes put into a hand-blown glass memorial by Terrapin Glassblowing Studio. Please see their website at www.terrapinglass.com/memorials.

Vangie Collins makes glass Cremation Beads with your pet's ashes in them.  Please visit her website at www.vclampwork.com.

If you have a quantity of your pet's hair and want to have something created from it, Nancy at Hair of the Dog spins pet hair into yarn and makes a variety of things like hats, scarves, and purses from it.  Her website is www.designerdogyarn.com.

getanamenecklace.com will make a beautiful engraved sterling silver necklace of your pet from a photo you provide.

You can make a silver or gold nose print pendant of your pet to wear with these kits available on Amazon:  www.amazon.com/Custom-silver-pet-nose-pendant/dp/B015N9RAFA

Cuddle Clones will make an exact plush replica of your pet to have forever.  You can visit them at www.cuddleclones.com.

Finally, Dan Greuling will create a tattoo of your beloved pet for you.  Please visit his site at humanconditiontattoo.com/dan/