Pet Funerals & Cremations

Our pets often become like one of our children, and when they die or have to be put to sleep, the owners can experience the same grief as they would when a family member passes away.

Collinge & Co. are able to assist the pet owner through this emotional time, by arranging for a pet to be buried in the pet section at Fourways Memorial Park, either with or without a service. We will prepare your pet in a suitably sized coffin, and ensure that the interment is done in a dignified manner.

If you prefer that your pet is cremated, we will arrange to have our vehicle collect him/her from the place of death, whether it be at your vet or from home. Collinge & Co. will then arrange to have your pet cremated, with or without a service, and we will deliver the ashes to your house.

We understand how important your companion is to you, and we will ensure that our exacting standards are used at all times whilst dealing with your pet. We will endeavour to give you the opportunity to make the “Goodbye” a special one.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers.

 Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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When one of our pets dies, or has to be put to sleep, it is often as traumatic as if a family member has died. We experience the same grief and tears, and it can be an extremely trying time.

Collinge & Company have been assisting bereaved families arrange funerals for 11 years, and would be honoured to be of assistance to you during the time of the loss of your pet. Whether your pet dies at home, or at the vet, all it takes is one call to our 24 hour number- 0114653288, or 0860FUNERAL. We will send our removal vehicle, which is a Chrysler Voyager, to the place of death to collect him or her. All removals are carried out with the same dignity and respect that you would expect for your parents, and with the same type of equipment.

If euthanasia is pre-arranged, contact us as soon as you have confirmed a time with the vet, and we will meet you at their surgery. Once you have said your good-byes, we will transport your pet to our premises in Fourways.

Unlike other pet cremation companies, Collinge & Co. do not have a collection route that we follow, and thus there are no lengthy delays – each cremation is individual, and will take place no later than the day after collection. We would need a maximum of two days after the cremation to have the cremated remains processed and returned to us from the crematorium. We will place the cremated remains in a brass urn, and arrange to have the urn delivered to your house. These urns are available to any pet owner.

Collinge & Co. also offer an alternative method of remembering your special friend

Memorial Jewellery

These are sterling silver or gold-plated pendants that are able to store a small quantity of your pet's ashes, and thereby keeping part of them close to you. These pendants are available to any pet owner. If the cremation has been done by another company, and you have the ashes, please call us; we will gladly come and fill the pendant at your home. This process takes about 30 minutes. If we do the cremation, the pendant will be filled prior to the urn and pendant being delivered.

Please contact us to find out what styles are available.