100% Private Same Day Cremation: $195.00 (Includes a wood urn – shown below – several sizes – engraving $50 per side)
Only your pet is placed in the crematory for the entire duration of the cremation. If the cremation is started early enough in the day (2 PM M-F & Noon Sat & Sun), the ashes could be picked up that same day, otherwise on the next business day. Private pet cremation’s are performed Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 2 PM.
WE CANNOT BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW DIFFERENT WE ARE THAN LEAVING YOUR PET WITH THE VET AFTER EUTHANASIA. IF YOUR PET COULD DECIDE, THEY WOULD CHOOSE OUR CREMATION EVERY TIME. WE HOLD PETS TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS, THEY ARE TREATED LIKE OUR OWN FAMILY IN OUR CARE.
Euthanasia: $260.00 At your home or our location in our Family Room
The decision to euthanize your pet will be extremely hard to make, but one that is a forever gift to your pet. We strongly recommend in home euthanasia vs. bringing your pet to the vet, so that your pet doesn’t have to stress about getting in the car and going to the vet. Usually pets are weak and in a tough spot and shouldn’t be moved at that time. For that reason, we are able to schedule a veterinarian to come to your home or come to our location to perform the euthanasia in privacy.
Euthanasia at home or our location starts at $260.00 within the 7 county metro area. Once outside that area, a $3.00 per mile fee is added.
After the euthanasia, allow the vet to leave so that you can have time with your pet before either bringing them in for cremation, or having our staff member transport them for cremation. Most pet owners need some time, and we’ve been in that spot too. Take as much time as you need and let us know when you are ready. Once back at our location, the cremation begins immediately, 100% Privately, and ashes are available as early as a couple hours later.
How are we different than MN Pets? MN Pets uses a crematory in South St. Paul, that only performs cremations in groups, and their clients pets ashes takes several days or a week or more to get ashes back. Being unregulated, many vets use terms like “separate” or “individual” cremation, however, if your vet uses VHA (Veterinary Hospital Association) crematory, then its not a private cremation, and you’re being misled and there are several other animals with your pet in the crematory, see for yourself here https://veterinaryha.org/services/cremation. Ask your vet if they use VHA Crematory, if they do, its not a private cremation. Since we operate our own crematories and only perform private cremation, our customers get ONLY their pets ashes back, and get them back within hours, not weeks.
**Cancellation/Postponement** Its very normal to cancel this type of appointment, however if done so within 24 hours of the appointment, a $75 cancel fee is charged. Not charged in event of the pets natural death.
OUR CREMATION TAKES PLACE IMMEDIATELY, NO BAGGING OR FREEZING EVER – Always 100% PRIVATE.
In the event that we are not able to arrange for home euthanasia, your next best option is to ask your regular veterinarian if you can come in at a time when no other pets are present, just to avoid stress to both you and your pet. Then, following the euthanasia, bring them directly to our location for cremation. Most likely the vet will try and convince you that they can help with the cremation, but them helping vs. us helping is night and day. To ensure the most human-like handling and cremation and knowing that you are only getting your pets ashes back, you tell the vet that you are using Pet Cremation Services and will take your pet to us directly.
MOST CLINICS HAVE A FREEZER, AND WHEN YOU LEAVE THEIR CLINIC, YOUR PET IS PLACED IN A PLASTIC BAG AND PLACED IN FREEZER. UP TO A WEEK LATER THEY ARE PICKED UP AND BROUGHT TO A CREMATORY IN SOUTH SAINT PAUL WHERE THEY ARE CREMATED WITH OTHER ANIMALS. THE ASHES ULTIMATELY GET BROUGHT BACK TO THE CLINIC AND YOU GET CALLED, SOMETIMES TWO WEEKS LATER THAT YOU CAN PICK UP THE ASHES…
We have an “Family Goodbye” Room, so that you may have time to privately say goodbye to your pet for the last time. Most families bring their pet directly to our office/crematory after the death. Saying a final goodbye is very hard. We have a calm, private room where pet owners can have time to hug and say a final goodbye to their loved pet. There is no extra cost to spend some time in this room before the cremation starts. Families using this area for euthanasia will also have a corridor and hallway area in privacy with the vet.
Please let us know ahead of time if you wish to be present at the start of the cremation so we can guarantee availability of the crematory at the time you arrive.
On availability, our staff is able to transport your pet from their place of death. Most people elect to transport their pet directly to our location themselves, understandably this can be a tough final drive. From $125.00
- First 15 road miles from Pet Cremation Services of MN $125.00, add $5.00 per mile after.
Urns: A mahogany wood urn is included, other urns are available starting at $40.00
We have a large selection of pet urns in various sizes, necklace pendants and other memorials. See our products page.
Engraving: $50.00 per side – Applique $35.00 – Customize an urn with Engraving and an applique.
Scattering of Ashes: $35.00
Mailing or Delivery of Ashes: $35.00
5249 W 73rd St., Suite F
Edina, MN 55439