Our new managment team are here to support you in your time of grief
With Love & Dignity
In Loving memory of Peter. Always honouring his legacy.
Originally a boarding Kennels and Cattery and run by husband and wife team Peter & Amanda Bryan since 2000. Due to changes in legislation, Peter and Amanda decided to close down the kennels and cattery but remain focused on the pet services industry, in particular pet grooming, which is where Amanda's true love lies.
Being avid pet lovers and owners and after losing their own pet working cocker spaniel they became inspired to setup the pet crematorium offering Dog and Cat and all pet cremation, which is best described in Peter's own words:
"Firstly we lost Charlie our pet-working cocker. He was a family member and grew up with the children. He was their best mate and had been the most loyal friend to my wife and myself.
Charlie had been ill for a while and although we spared no expense with the very best vet care, his time came.
It was an emergency situation (a weekend) and we had to drive over to the vet. Charlie went to sleep with my wife holding his paw and talking to him.
But what happens next we thought? Do we bury him - NO - we wanted his ashes, so if we ever moved, he would come with us.
So it was organised through the vets there and then that he would stay with them until the crematorium collected, which was the following Thursday and then he would not return until the Thursday after when they dropped off and collected again!
It didn’t make us happy as we really wanted him home, but what choice did we have?
The same thing happened again with Lillian, our seal point Siamese family member. My wife asked if we could do things privately and have her back sooner, but this was not on the agenda.
She began to say to me that this was awful, that people just want their babies back home - they don’t want to think of them in a freezer at the vets for almost a week - 10 days. This is when we first began looking at offering our community an affordable and fast turnaround service at a time when they needed sympathy and help.
So that's how the Pet Crematorium started, with our aim being to collect as soon as you require and bring your pet back here for a private service. Once the service is completed your pets ashes are brought home as quickly as possible, in a beautiful wooden casket.
We are of course open to ideas, if an owner wanted a scatter tube or something special like their pets favourite blanket wrapped around them before service took place we are happy to listen and happy to try to give the service you require, because lets face it, they are your family members and you know what made them happy!
After such poor service in the past, we have planned for the passing of our blue point Siamese family member, who is named Eccles (after the area, yes) We plan to have his ashes placed in a bio pot in which we will also plant a sapling or seed of a weeping willow tree. This will then be planted in the garden where he was born and where he played all his life, where he flopped down in the garden surveying his entire kingdom.
Why a weeping willow tree, you ask… we believe that every time we look at the majestic life that has grown from his ashes in the place he was happy, we will smile and remember him surveying all his kingdom as the tree will then. This way, Eccles will never sit in a freezer for any amount of time, his farewell will be as dignified and cared for as his life was.
We at the Firtree Pet Crematorium Specialise in individual pet cremation and we can organise home euthanasia at a very competitive price so please dont dismiss this as a potential extreme as using this option is . We pride ourselves on being as caring as we are able, our vet of choice is wonderful and very caring, he will enable your pet to go to sleep at home in their own surroundings surrounded by their loved ones with as little stress for them as deemed necessary, as we all know, well i do, my own darling pets become really stressed when visiting the vet routinely so this is why we feel you should know, they can be comfortable at the end too.
We can usually collect your pet the same day from your home or from your vet and aim to return them as soon as physically possible, our aim is to reunite you with your beloved pet's ashes as soon as Possible.
What will never change though is the fact that your pet will be cared for by us in their final journey and we promise that their journey will be an individual one.
We are open Monday to Sunday and out of hours services are also available on request.
We often send your pet home with a paw print and a lock of hair if this is possible this is not an integral part of our packages but something we do if it is physically possible and we do not charge for this.
We take care of all pet cremation whatever your beloved pet species belongs to, dog cremation, cat cremation, rabbit cremation, reptiles, rodents, birds... all pet cremation.
Whichever one of your family members needs guidance when crossing rainbow bridge, call us, we will support you and your loved one with love and dignity in their final earthly journey.
We can include in our prices collection and the home delivery of ashes in a wooden casket, Just ask if you wish this adding.
The cost of the service if it is needed is minimal and may sound expensive when you say collection or delivery but it really isn't so dont hesitate to enquire.
Ask for contract free drop off or collection if you feel happier
Contact free policy as follows
1. Book your pets appointment and Arrive at the crematorium
2. The door to Peters room, which used to be called the quiet room will be open, offering a well aired and ventilated room. You can take your pet inside and place on the bed provided.
3. Once you are ready to leave you may do so closing the door to the quiet room behind you
4. Your contact with us will be through text or telephone we do not have to greet you if you prefer a contact free option, but we do know you are here and will know when you have left.
5. You can text or call if you like to tell us you have left the building although we are aware.
6. Leave your details with us on booking form and dont forget to sign it, failing this we will have your details from over the telephone, we will need your telephone number address. This is needed so that we can send you details about collection of your pet to come home.
Minimising personal contact to ensure we do not place any one at risk of contracting any variant of the coronavirus is still important to us and we respect your personal wishes just let us know.
If you have any questions please dont hesitate to call us and ask.
We hope you all stay safe and wish you the very best.
Payments for services, to made prior to us collecting /or you dropping off thank you
Sometimes, even though we find it hard, we often have to make a decision to let our pets go to sleep. As pet mums and dads we do this when it is the kindest and only option left to us.
Here at Firtree Pet Crematorium, we are associated with the most caring and kind vets who will come to your home, should the painful need arise to say goodbye and carry out home euthanasia at a very affordable price, helping you to ensure you can have any animal cremated in the same dignified and considerate way you would wish your human animals to be cared for when they reached that interval in their lives. This will enable your pet to remain in the comfort of their own home and not feel any of the anxiety that they may usually feel when faced with a trip to the vet.
Home euthanasia is not something we offer , however in turmoil we can help ou coordinate this and we do not charge for the help when coordinating. The fees are usually payable directly to the vet for the home euthanasia. We do understand that the grief experienced when you loose a pet can be totally disabling to pet family so we will do what we can whenever we can to help you navigate.
We understand that all of our pets are unique, therefore, if you have something a little more specific in mind or are unsure if we will offer the cremation service for your pet, please call us and feel free to ask the question.
We are not here to sell anything to you.
Our only aim is to help you and your family navigate this deeply upsetting period in your lives.
Why use Firtree Pet Crematorium Services for your Pets?
"Pets are family and deserve to be treated like that even when its their time to cross that rainbow bridge".
Please rest assured, your pets farewell will be carried out how we would expect our own pets journey to be treated. Find out more about the pet crematorium here
Your Pet cremation
We will also get your pets ashes back to you as soon as physically possible.
Please note we are unable to store blankets, other personal items and pet carriers and would ask you not to send your pets to us with these items as would not wish to dispose of anything that may be precious.
Also it may not always be possible to get a paw print or lock of fur but we will if nothing prevents this possibility, this process is not an integral part of the package but something we will do for pet parents if we can.
The paw print we will collect for you if possible will either be clay or ink dependant on the materials available.
Having your dog cremated or your cat cremated or indeed any pet cremated is a very difficult time, we understand and we care.
We started the pet crematorium for our local community to have the choice to care for their pet family like any other family member at the end of their life. Please dont hesitate to contact us at our true born Manchester Pet Crematorium