about us

Orchard Pet Cremations is a small family run business specialising in individual cremations only. Run by Richard and Sara Reeve, Orchard is a husband and wife team who understand the importance of family pets.

“Since children growing up, both of us have always had animals in our families, from hamsters to horses; and now as adults our furry friends are an essential part of our family. We currently have two dogs having lost our two cats”.

Being a practice manager at a veterinary surgery Richard often comes int0 contact with people who’s pets have lost their lives for a variety of reasons.

“One of the prime concerns for owners is what happens to their beloved family member after the vet has confirmed their passing. We wanted to be able to reassure every owner that their friend had been looked after and given the respect they deserved. The only way we felt we could do this was to offer the individual cremation service ourselves.”

 
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Our Services

 
 

individual cremations

Orchard Pet Cremations only offer individual cremations. You will receive a signed cremation certificate confirming the date of cremation. We assure you we will look after your friend with the love and respect they deserve right up until the moment we return them to where they belong, with you.


Helping you decide on a return vessel

At Orchard Pet Cremations we are aware all individuals have different tastes and requirements. Some pets may have had a special place, and their owner wishes to scatter their ashes. Other owners may choose an urn to keep their beloved one close by, or jewellery items as a way of remembering their friend.

When deciding on a return vessel, It is essential for us to help you make the right choices. It is a very personal decision and has to be right for your loved one and for you. We will do our best to guide you and show you all the options available ensuring you have made the correct decision.


One to one service

Unlike large cremation services you will receive a one to one service. In most cases the person you meet on the day you loose your pet will be the same person who performs the cremation, transfers your pets ashes into your preferred return vessel and returns the ashes to you when you are ready to collect.


collection

Having been through the emotional trauma of losing a pet ourselves, we are very aware it is sometimes not physically or mentally possible for you to deal with transporting your loved ones to us after they have passed. With this in mind we are happy to offer a collection service. For £20* we will arrange a convenient time to come to your house or vets to collect your friend. Never letting them out of our sight until we get them back to you.

*£20 fee applies to 5 mile radius of Heath & Reach. A small cost per additional mile is applicable outside of this areas.

Pawprints

If you would like a paw print as a lasting memory of your friend just ask and we will take one putting it on the back of your cremation certificate. For a additional fee of £10

Paw impressions

We are also able to produce a clay impression of your pets paw if you prefer a more tactile memory. They come in a display case at a cost of £30.00.

The service and kindness that Orchard Pet Cremations showed us was lovely. Richard was helpful and very kind and he made a difficult time, easier
— Angela (Milo's Mummy)
 
 

rates

 

individual cremation

The prices given below are for individual cremation including return of ashes in a scatter tube. If you would prefer an alternative return vessel please see the Memorials page for full price:

  • £ 140.00 - Cat/Rabbit

Dogs

  • £150.00 - Sml 0-10kg

  • £160.00 - Med 10-25kg

  • £180.00 - Lge 25-40kg

  • £210.00 - Giant 40kg+

collection

If you would like us to collect your loved one from your home or your vets a charge of £20 will be applied within a 10mile radius of Heath and Reach. Mileage thereafter will be charged at a rate of 0.50p per mile.

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Scatter Tubes Bluebell Wood

 

 

paw imprint

£30.00 - We will imprint your loved ones paw for a more tangible memory of them. These come in a display case in which a picture can be mounted.

paw print

£10.00 - We will take a paint print of your pets paw and put this onto the back of their individual cremation certificate.

 

 
 
 

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CONTACT US

 

If you would like to contact us by email please feel free to use the form on this page.

Alternatively you can call us on 07496 672 354 or 07508 202 091

Our Address: Kingswood Barn, 75 Woburn Road, Heath and Reach, Bedfordshire, LU7 0AP