What Sets Us Apart
We understand how important your pet is. They are part of the family and deserve to be cared for with the utmost love.
We provide all families with the following:
- Complementary foam impression paw print for families working directly with our team
- Pet loss guide
- Special charm gift
- Environmentally-friendly process
- Pets held in our cooler room with eternal flame until aquamation (no freezers)
- Communal ash spread on farm in Loveland
- Home pickup offered every day; excludes major holidays and observed holidays
- Trained staff dedicated to caring for you and your pet
- Memorial garden
Please note: When working through a mobile or veterinary service, prices may vary and pawprint requests should be made through this service.
Private aquamation means your pet’s ashes will be returned to you. Private chambers reside within the unit providing a complete barrier among individual pets. The ashes from private aquamation will be returned to families along with a certificate of service. Ashes are returned to families 7-10 days after we receive your pet. Ashes can be delivered directly to your home, veterinary clinic, or carefully shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail Express.
Guardian Pet also provides three container options for the return of ashes. Our complimentary container(s) is made of Bamboo and is inclusive with private aquamation beginning 1/1/22. Upgrades are available to a wooden Rosewood Urn or blue Brass Urn. When making arrangements, we will ask which option you prefer. You are welcome to provide your own container as well. We also provide two ash jewelry options for those wishing to hold ashes close to their heart.
Interested in lovely blown glass art containing your pet’s ashes? Guardian Pet recommends Manda’s Blown Glass in Estes Park, Colorado. The quality is wonderful and prices are very reasonable. Create a treasured keepsake.
A communal aquamation means ashes will not be returned, and instead spread on the Cooney farm in Loveland, Colorado. Pets will be placed together in the unit and therefore all ash will be combined together. Families are invited to come and walk in the memorial garden, near where the ashes are spread, on Sunday mornings from 9am-noon. No appointment necessary. Parking is next to the Comfort Center with our memorial garden.
Transport to Our Location
Families usually prefer we help with transportation to our location. When we arrive at your home, arrangements are finalized, we make a lovely complimentary paw print, and safely transition your pet to our vehicle. Our vehicle is all prepared and fully enclosed. If preferred, you may drive your pet to our location during business hours (M-F, 9am to 3:30pm) BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If your pet passes naturally in the night, you may keep them with you safely until the morning and then call us for immediate pickup.
Safely Holding a Pet’s Body Overnight
It is common for families to want to keep their deceased pet overnight before aquamation arrangements are made the next day. Pets can be safely kept in the home, garage, or other protected area away from wildlife and the elements. We recommend keeping them in a cool place and shrouded with a light sheet or blanket. If they will be inside the home, please tuck towels or absorbent pads under their body to contain fluids. Odor can be reduced by spraying neutralizing aerosols, lighting scented candles, or diffusing essential oils like lemon, eucalyptus, and purification into the air. Sprinkling baking soda on and around the body can also help. The body will become firm within a few hours of death, so if possible, tuck legs into a sleeping position. And many families take this time as an opportunity to spend time with their beloved pet; to honor and reflect on the beautiful life shared. Pets can be safely kept in the home for up to 3 days or longer if desired.
Families are invited to make arrangements for viewing their pet’s body before aquamation. This takes place at our Loveland Comfort Center during business hours (M-F, 9-3:30pm). This is especially important for families whose pet has passed while they were away and who wish to spend time with their pet before aquamation takes place. There is no charge for viewings. Witnessed aquamation services are not offered at our facility due to county regulations. If you wish to view your pet’s cremation, we invite you to make arrangements with one of the local flame-based companies in the area.
Body Holding for Burial
Guardian Pet Aquamation is proud to offer holding options for families who wish to bury their pet when the time is right for them. We safely hold your pet until the burial site is prepared, even over many months if needed. Please call our office to make arrangements. If you wish to bury your pet, please adhere to the following guidelines:
- Ensure you have permission to bury in the area
- Prepare to cover the pet’s body with 3 feet or more of earth
- Be careful of buried power lines, water lines, and tree roots
- Choose higher ground, avoid flood plains
- Choose more rural land than city zones; many towns/cities forbid burial of pets within city limits
Please call for aquamation pricing. We know you will find our prices match our value, expertise, and compassionate service.