Private Individual Cremations
A private cremation ensures that your pet’s ashes can be returned to you in a vessel that you will be invited to select during your visit to Summerleaze. We have a wide range of tasteful and dignified urns and caskets to choose from. Some of these can be seen here. Certificates of cremation are also available for private cremations.
You may also care to scatter your pet's ashes in our garden of remembrance. This is only available when a private cremation has been performed.
You can contact Summerleaze by telephone or email to arrange an appointment to bring your pet to us. Should you choose to come to Summerleaze, you will be shown into the Farewell Room, where soft music plays. Here, you can say your final farewells and take some time to reflect.
Unfortunately, there can be no ashes returned following this service. However, you may obtain a certificate of cremation upon request.
We provide a collection service for many veterinary practices throughout England & Wales. If your chosen veterinary practice is one of our clients, it is likely that they can make arrangements to collect your pet for cremation from the practice.
The Garden of Remembrance at Summerleaze
Our beautifully maintained and ornate gardens are quiet, peaceful and secluded and open for you to visit – but only by appointment. Your pet's ashes can be interred or scattered in our gardens. With interned ashes, each plot in the garden has a unique place in our plotting grid so that your pet’s plot is completely identifiable. Each plot is available for purchase at a small fee for periods of 10 years.
Headstones, small potted shrubs and small ornaments can also be placed near your plot to commemorate your pet’s life and passing.