October 29, 2019
We appreciate all the cards and kind comments we receive. We understand that this is a very difficult time.
We try to support everyone and provide the personal service you need for your beloved pets.
Thank you all.
Love from Rita, John & Simon
July 30, 2019
The staff at the Nottingham Pet Crematorium celebrated our 25th Anniversary this month.
To thank our loyal customers for their wonderful support over the past 25 years. We are offering a 15% discount on all cremations and free collection within a 10 mile radius of Nottingham Pet Crematorium throughout the month of August 2019.
The family run business was opened in the summer of 1994 by husband and wife team Rita and John Harbury-Carlisle to run alongside their famous Antara Luxury Pet Hotel in West Bridgford.
After 10 years the couple decided to close the pet hotel and concentrate on Pet Cremations. Rita said: “We needed to dedicate more time to the cremation business in order to provide the service owners required. We started out with a basic chapel and a Renault Estate but we wanted to give a more dedicated service.”
John added: “Since 1994 we have totally refurbished the site. We have added luxurious chapels and waiting rooms. We have a fleet of vehicles to give owners a choice up to a full traditional hearse”
“We were the first pet crematorium in the East Midlands. We actually signed up to the Association of Private Pet Cemeteries & Crematoria (APPCC) before we started because we thought it was important to do things correctly. We follow their code and we have always aimed for the highest possible standards. We are the only crematorium in the area that has been independently inspected”.
“We wanted to provide an alternative to leaving your pet with the vet for disposal. We listen to the owner’s wishes, explain the many alternatives available and offer friendly advice. Pet’s matter to people, we give the owners the opportunity to say goodbye in the way they want”.
Rita said: “We feel it is a personal service and we aim to show your beloved pets the same dignity and respect the owners expect. We have always aimed to provide a respectful, caring service. All our cremations are individual. We have never offered mass or communal cremations”.
Customers come from all over the country to use the stunning facilities in West Bridgford. There are 3 chapels, 4 waiting rooms and reception area with a manicured memorial garden outside, all set in a private estate.
Simon Saunders joined as manager in 2010 but John & Rita and still involved on a daily basis. John added: “We work as a team and have a loyal customer base with people who have been with us since we opened. We offer a bespoke service and aim to cater for the needs of the individual pet owner.”
The lowest point for the Crematorium came in 2015 when some of the buildings were destroyed by fire. Rita said: “The fire was heart-breaking but we received so much support from the local public and our customers that it was amazing. We realised we must be doing a good job and it made us even more determined to re-build.”
“We would like to thank all or wonderful customers. We appreciate all their comments, loyalty and the gifts they send. It has been our pleasure to help people cope with difficult times. We have met hundreds of wonderful people and so many have become our personal friends.”
May 19, 2019
We run a selection of luxury vehicles with the aim of providing the individual service to fit each pet owners wishes and budget. We are always available to talk to the pet owners at this difficult time and offer advice.
Our vehicles include:
- Volkswagen Caddy (ANT 42A) – A multi-purpose vehicle used for large to extra-large pets. The vehicle contains wicker coffins of the appropriate sizes
- Citroen Belingo (R1P XC) – A multi-purpose vehicle complete with an oak coffin. We generally use this vehicle for exhumations.
- Peugeot Bipper (R1P XA) – A multi-purpose vehicle used for smaller pets. This vehicle contains a light oak traditional coffin.
- Mercedes Citan (R1P XX) – A wheelchair friendly multi-purpose vehicle complete with ramp access used for large pets.
- Ford Cardinal Hearse (R1P XL) – Offering the traditional style funeral for your beloved pet. Giving the owner the option to follow in a cortege.
Pets can be respectfully collected from your home or veterinary surgery. Sometimes we use blankets provided by the owners or our own stretchers.
Your pet will be placed into a coffin inside the vehicle for transportation to the crematorium. We are happy to take flowers and mementoes along with your pet.
Our aim is to provide a dignified caring service. Pets are always collected and transported individually. We do not use vans or outside collection agencies.
We are happy to collect from all areas and we have looked after pets from all over the UK. Our aim is to provide the best, bespoke service which meets the wishes of the owner, giving each and every beloved pet an individual service and fitting send off.
As members of the APPCC we are the only inspected and accredited crematorium in this area. The Association recommends that pet owners take time to ask their vets how their pets are looked after. The vets have a duty of care and they should be willing to offer a variety of options following bereavement. We are always happy to talk through the options available.
April 26, 2019
We received this lovely tribute from the owners of Daisy May, a 4 year old chihuahua:
“Thank you so much for the best and most beautiful send off given to our beautiful little girl, Daisy May.
We could not have wished for a more fitting tribute. Daisy would of been so proud of you, and all the lovely kind people, who helped to give her a beautiful farewell.
Daisy May was our world and will be in our hearts forever. We love you millions and always will.
We have planted a blossom tree and made a memory table at our home. We also created a personalised photo album full of happy reminders of our time with Daisy May.
Thank you for everything and the little seed from your memory tree, which has been planted in memory of Daisy May.
Lots of Love Kimberley and Richard Pullen x
(Daisy May’s mummy and daddy)”