Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved pet.
Our pets are members of our families and being faced with end of life and aftercare decisions can be upsetting and overwhelming. During this difficult time, we would like to help make the next steps easier for you. Please contact us if you have any questions. We hope that you find some comfort in the memories of your pet and that those memories will one day replace your sorrow.
For more information on the process, fees and urn choices, please call or go to their website.
If you have chosen Memorial Cremation (you do not wish to have your pet’s ashes returned to you), no further action is needed on your part. Payment for this service is collected by a Premier team member at the time of your visit. Hinsdale will scatter your pet’s cremains on site at the pet cemetery in a butterfly garden. The cemetery is open during daylight hours every day of the year to visit.
If you have chosen Private Cremation you do wish to have your pet’s ashes returned to you. Payment for this service will be collected by Hinsdale Pet Memorial the day following your visit with us. They will contact you directly with memorialization options. Hinsdale Pet Memorial will charge an additional fee for individual cremation based on the weight of your pet and the urn option that you select.
You may choose to have your pet’s ashes returned to you in a complimentary urn, or you may select a decorative urn or pendant. All urn choices can be viewed on Hinsdale Pet Memorial’s website. If you would like a clay pawprint this can be requested with Hinsdale Pet Memorial as well.
If you would like to bring your pet home for a private burial, we will place your pet in a biodegradable burial bag. We have a limited availability to hold remains at our hospital. If you are unable to bring your pet’s body home with you immediately following your visit, a holding fee will apply. Please call us in advance (minimum 4 hours) to arrange a time to pick up your pet’s remains.
You may make arrangements for a different pet funeral service to pick up your pet’s remains if you prefer. Once arrangements are in place, please be sure to contact us with the name of the funeral service and date and time of pick-up so that we can be sure pick-up is facilitated. There are several pet cemeteries in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We encourage you to do your own research to find the cemetery that works best for you and your family, and our Client Care team will assist as needed.
You and your pet deserve to be treated with the utmost respect at this time. We are available to answer any and all questions that you may have regarding this painful process.