Once your pet is deceased, you will need to decide on after care. The options are burial at home, cremation or burial at a cemetery that offers pet services.
If you choose burial at home, Dr. Thorpe can give guidance and help prepare your pet for burial.
If you prefer cremation, Dr. Thorpe will arrange for this through Paws and Remember in Staunton. ( www.pawsandremember.com ) They offer dignified and personalized cremation services, as well as a variety or urns and other thoughtful memorials for your pet. Dr. Thorpe will be happy to transport your pet and arrange services by Paws and Remember. Alternately, if desired, they can pick up directly from your home or you may deliver your pet yourself.
Currently, there are no cemeteries that provide pet burial service in Charlottesville, though several are available in Richmond and Northern Virginia. Sage Veterinary Services can obtain this information for you if you prefer this option.