Pet Aftercare Services

Learn more about our aftercare services below.


Pet Aftercare

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. We know – each one of us has been there with our own pets. Our aftercare services are designed to help you with those difficult decisions after you say goodbye to your loved one.

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You have several choices regarding the aftercare of your pet. Your choices include: remaining with you for home burial or for care at the crematorium of your choice, coming with Dr. Dawn for communal or private cremation. Your pet may be privately cremated. Most pet owners prefer this option as they receive the cremains/ashes of their beloved pet. With private cremation, careful procedures are in place to ensure that only your faithful friend is returned to you. If you choose private cremation, your pet will be presented to you in a wooden urn with a plaque that has your pet’s name engraved. If you’d like more than your pet’s name to be engraved, this may result in an increased fee of up to $40.

Home care or burial is also an option. In these cases, the fee is only for the home visit. Note that burial may be prohibited in some areas, and the medications used may be dangerous to wildlife.

If your pet weighs 125 pounds or more, the crematorium may need to come directly to your home for pickup. This will result in an additional fee for the pickup and additional costs for cremation.

Note you may choose to work directly with the crematorium of your choice. In this case, Dawn Veterinary Care will provide home euthanasia. Your pet will then remain home with you for the care of your choice.


The Crematorium that Dr. Dawn works with is Valley Pet by Regency. They have additional options for urns, jewelry, and other memorial items. Click here to visit their site.

Dr. Dawn offers 5 different standard urns, available beginning December 5th. The standard urn choices are pictured here and are included with a private cremation. Valley Pet has additional urn choices and memorial items available at separate costs. Please inquire with Dr. Dawn or you may contact Valley Pet directly if desired.


Should you choose to bury your pet, please be sure this is acceptable in your county/city/township. There may be local regulations prohibiting burial. If you do choose to bury your pet, it’s important to be sure that wildlife or other animals will not reach them. The medications used for euthanasia are dangerous.