As we get caught up with daily life and grow increasingly accustomed to having our pets around, it’s easy to forget that they have a lot less time on Earth than us. For most, the death of a pet is a distant thought, which often leaves people scrambling when the time actually comes.
Seeing as there are no burial sites for animals in Singapore, cremation is the only option.
We have put together a list of columbariums in Singapore where you can store your pet’s remains after they pass.
Mobile Pet Cremation Services
Mobile Pet Cremation Services was established in December 2006, providing both common and private cremation for any pet. The procedure takes an average of 4 hours to complete, with the cost varying based on the size of your pet and the cremation option chosen.
On top of that, they also have columbarium niches and sea scatter services.
T81 Seletar West Farmway 5, (S)798061
Paws To Heaven
Apart from cremation services, Paws to Heaven also allows owners to turn their pets’ ashes into jewelleries or ornaments such as pendant and tealight holder. Owners can also choose from a variety or urn designs to house their pet’s ashes.
There are also many positive reviews on their Facebook page citing their swift response and professionalism.
Pet Grooming Expert
Though the name suggests this place to be a grooming provider, Pet Grooming Expert also deals with cremation services. They provide private or public funeral services depending on the preference of the owners.
Owners also get to customise the urn for their deceased pets. If owner chooses not to keep the ashes, Pet Grooming Expert can scatter it into the sea or according to owner’s request.
7500A Beach Road, The Plaza #05-319 S(199591)
Mandai Pets Sanctuary
In 1987, Mandai Pets Sanctuary launched their NEA-approved cremation services that are smokeless and odourless. They’re known for their patience and professionalism in handling pets with care.
They offer private ($160 – $695+), partitioned ($53.50 – $374.50) and communal ($21.40 to $428) cremations as well as columbarium and urns.
No. 5 Mandai Road S(779391)
64560533 / 96163449
Sanctuary Pet Cremation
Sanctuary Pet Cremation is dedicated to offering a comforting environment to bid farewell to your furry friends. Whether the service is done in the afternoon, night or at sunset, the breathtaking scenery is sure to provide some consolation.
Private cremation prices start from $230 to $580 depending on the size and breed of the pet while the companion cremations are priced at $115 to $290. Each session takes at least 1.5 hours. Sanctuary Pet Cremation is the only firm that offer pet casket. In addition, they also have garden columbarium and sea ash scattering services.
10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 S(718813)
Frequently Asked Questions about Pet Cremation
What should I do if my pet passes at home in the middle of the night?
If this happens, don’t worry as there are 24-hour hotlines and pick-up services available. Simply give these companies a call and they will be there to assist you in a jiffy.
Mobile Pet Cremation Service: 9455 6355
Sanctuary Pet Cremation: 96330991
What should I do if my pet passes at the vet?
Professional veterinarians will usually have some connections with pet cremation companies. When this happens, your vet will know what to do and who to contact. Most of the time, the cremation companies can pick your pet up from the vet’s office.
What are the different types of cremation?
Your pet will be cremated in the chamber by itself and the remains will be returned to you in an urn. You will also be able to witness the process with your family and friends.
Your pet will be cremated together with other pets, but in separate partitions. You will receive your pet’s remains in an urn, but you will not be able to witness the procedure.
Your pet will be cremated with others and you will not get to keep your pet’s remains. All ashes will either be buried in the same burial ground or scattered at sea.
Private and individual cremations would typically cost more (S$250 – S$750) as compared to communal arrangements (S$150 – S$350).
Can I cremate my pet on the same day?
While this is what most pet parents would opt for, it is, however, subject to availability. More often than not, you will have to book a cremation slot in advance.
How long does a cremation typically take?
Approximately 2 to 4 hours, depending on the size of your pet.
What can I do with my pet’s ashes?
- Keep ashes in an urn and bring it home
- Keep ashes in an urn and leave it at the columbarium
- Bury ashes in a burial ground
- Scatter ashes into the sea
- Convert ashes into jewellery, keychain or art
Pet Cremation in Singapore
Apart from being well-informed about the process, it is always good to be covered by pet insurance. Some insurance policies cover expenses such as cremation and funeral service.