Aquamation is a gentle water-based process known as alkaline hydrolysis that is an eco-friendly alternative to flame cremation and burial. Alkaline hydrolysis is the process that occurs as part of nature's course when a body is laid to rest in the soil. A combination of water flow, temperature, and alkalinity (95% water and 5% alkali) are used to accelerate nature's process.
Aquamation is an environmentally friendly technology. There are no direct emissions of harmful greenhouse gases, no burning of fossil fuels and it's non-toxic. With aquamation, all organic material is reduced to its most basic building blocks. The sterile process water is released for recycling and only the inorganic bone minerals remain.
The family receives about 20% more cremains (ash remains) back compared to traditional flame based cremation. Both private and communal services are available using Aquamation. Private cremation means your pet's ashes will be returned to you. A communal cremation means your pet's ashes will not be returned to you.
Paw/Nose print, Lock of fur and handcrafted wooden urn to hold ashes. Personalized urn engraving is available upon request for an additional cost. Cost will be dependent upon options chosen. Owner will be contacted and options discussed. The memorial package will be mailed to your home if an in-home euthanasia was performed by Peaceful Journey Home or if your pet passes away at home and we pick up the remains for Aquamation services (additional $50 pick up fee within the greater St. George area; additional fees apply outside of greater St. George area).
No Ashes Returned
If an in-home euthanasia was performed by Peaceful Journey Home, we can provide the memorial items at time of service. If your pet passes away at home and we pick up the remains ($50 pick up fee within the greater St. George area; additional fees apply outside of greater St. George area), but memorial items are an additional fee.
In-Hospital Pick Up
No pick up fee
Peaceful Journey Home will pick up your pet's remains from your family veterinary office (within the greater St. George area) if you request our services. Pick up from your family veterinarian is free whether private or communal cremation is selected. The memorial package for private cremations will be returned to your family veterinary office.