Frequenty Asked Questions


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Cremation is a process whereby remains are consumed by heat and reduced to cremains. The cremains are then processed and placed in an urn. Cremation is an option that allows you to handle your pet's remains as you wish, whether it be burying them, scattering them, or keeping them in a decorative urn.

The cost of cremation depends upon your families wishes. The total price is reflected by the size of your pet as well as the cremation process chosen. There are also several styles of urns and other memorial items for you to select from.

Precious Pets uses an Identification Disc Tracking System. The stainless steel, numbered disc stays with your pet through the entire process and is returned in with his/her cremains. The number remains in our records and is shown on your Certificate of Cremation. This tracking system is in place as a good safeguard to prevent human error. Questioning a pet crematory's identification policy is important. Always remember that it is your pet and it is your right to ask questions and receive answers.

Yes, we welcome your visit and are happy to answer any of your questions. Precious Pets wants you to feel comfortable with us and the process of your pet's aftercare. If there is a pet crematory that will not allow you to come to their facility, we suggest you ask questions as to why not. It is your pet, your beloved family member and you have the right to know.

To be able to anticipate your needs and prevent any interruptions of final goodbyes, we ask that you call ahead to schedule an appointment. Every effort will be made to accommodate your schedule. We realize that emergencies arise and we will be at your service to handle them as needed. Thank you for understanding.

Just because your vet uses a certain facility, it does not necessarily mean it is the right choice for you and your family. We suggest that you ask for the contact information of the facility that performs their cremation services so that you may ask them any questions you may have. It is your right and responsibility to your beloved pet to question the integrity and practices of any crematory facility. If your choice is to use Precious Pets for aftercare of your pet, you may bring your pet directly to us or we can schedule to pick your pet up from your veterinarian’s office. Just notify your veterinarian of your decision.

Yes. If there is not a crematory facility in your area that you trust, you may ship your deceased pet to us for cremation. Please contact us directly and we can guide you through the steps necessary to do so.

We are not licensed by Washington State to provide this service. We do recommend a locally owned family company named Personal Alternative Funeral Services. They have the same high level of care and compassion that we provide. They provide everything from low cost cremation to a traditional funeral with viewing and cemetery services.

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