Pet Cremation Services

For many years, Homeward Bound has provided cremation services to the pet owners of Addison County.  It has been a privilege to share the final good-byes of the journey with so many of you and to witness the incredible bonds as they change shape.

Several years ago, we ceased operating a crematorium on–site at the shelter and have been outsourcing to Island Memorial.We have been so pleased with this professional company and have seen them accommodate the needs of pet owners most graciously.

The evolving nature of Homeward Bound’s work in the community has led us to the decision that offering to facilitate cremation for our community is no longer the most impactful way for us to support the human-animal bond.  Effective May 3, 2022 we will no longer be offering public cremation services at the shelter.

Your veterinarian should be able to facilitate the cremation of your beloved pet after euthanasia or you may contact Island Memorial directly.  We are entirely confident in recommending them to handle this most difficult part of loving our four-legged family members.

Thank you to everyone who has trusted us with helping to say good-bye through the years.


Contact Details

236 Boardman Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Adoption Center Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
Open by Appointment Only