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If you need our services immediately, please call us at 724-237-5434. We will begin the process of bringing your loved one into our care right away.

At Paw Passages, it is our mission to provide respectful, honest and affordable pet cremation services in Pittsburgh, McKeesport, Elizabeth, Glassport, all of the Mon Valley, Yough Valley areas.

As pet parents ourselves, we understand that pets makeup an important part of our family, and we have felt the anxiety associated with the loss. Paw Passages was established to meet the needs of pets and families alike, and to treat both with dignity and care.

Pet Cremation Questions

What you need to know about pet cremation

Do funeral homes offer pet cremation services?

There are some funeral homes that offer pet cremation services, but not many. Strict regulations prohibit cremating animals and humans using the same equipment, so a funeral home that offers pet cremation will have invested in separate equipment. The International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories offers a listing of pet cremation service providers throughout the U.S.

Are all pet crematories the same?

Although they all provide the same basic service, the quality and cost of the services can vary from one facility to another. It is important to understand that pet cremation is a developing industry, and there is currently little oversight, so you need to be your own advocate. Be proactive in doing your research and asking the service provider questions. You want to be sure you are working with a reputable company that will meet your expectations and carries out your wishes.

How can I be sure that I will correctly get my pet’s ashes back?

Reputable and responsible pet cremation providers use a tracking system to ensure correct identification during the cremation process. The tracking system typically involves a tag with a unique number. The tag is assigned when your pet is received and is not separated from the pet throughout the entire cremation process. Keeping the tag and the remains together throughout the process ensures that your pet’s ashes will be returned to you. If you choose not to have your pet’s ashes returned to you, the crematory will take the ashes and scatter them in a designated area.

What is the average cost of pet cremation?

The average cost runs from $50 to $250, depending on factors such as the size of your pet, whether you choose individual or group cremation, and your location.

We are here to help. If you have a pet that is not doing well, or you just lost your pet, give one of our pet specialists a call at 724-237-5434.