Pet Cremation Services

The death of a cherished pet is a heartbreaking experience. Homeward Bound facilitates quality companion animal cremation services for people seeking a dignified alternative for their beloved pet. We work with experienced professionals who offer a number of cremation options.

Cremation options include the following:

This service gives your pet complete privacy in the cremation chamber. Your pet's ashes are carefully packaged and returned to you.

This is the most economical option for clients wishing to have ashes returned. In a semi-private cremation, your pet has a specific location in the cremation chamber with other pets.  Some unavoidable commingling of your pet's ashes is possible, but every effort is made to keep ashes fully separate.  Your pet's ashes will be handled individually after cremation and carefully packaged for return to you.

This service is for clients who do not wish to have ashes returned, but still wish to ensure that their deceased pet is treated in a dignified manner.

For information on pricing, please click here.

How to have your animal cremated:

Please call us to make an appointment to bring your beloved pet to Homeward Bound.  We will work with you to find a convenient time.

Please leave your pet in your vehicle and call us or ring the front doorbell. Our staff will arrange to meet you and your pet at our side entrance for greater privacy.

Our cremation partner routinely picks up on Wednesdays and your pet's ashes will be available the following week.


Your pet's ashes will be returned in a Vermont-made cedar keepsake box.  For an additional selection of urns, we invite you to check out the following sites for a wide selection.   Other pet supply stores may also have options.


Pet Memorials

We host a Pet Memorial page on our website. We encourage you to submit your memorials whenever you are ready. There is no cost to do so. Share with the world the love you felt for your precious pet, who will always be remembered, never forgotten. Our hope is that this will help you with the healing process.

Contact Details

236 Boardman Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Adoption Center Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
Open by Appointment Only