Self-Directed Pet Aftercare

I choose to manage my pet’s aftercare on my own

Self-Directed Pet Aftercare

In choosing ‘self-directed aftercare’, you as the pet owner will coordinate your pet’s aftercare. This is for those who wish to hold a pet funeral and bury their pet on their private property. This also includes those situations where making your own arrangements for cremation is preferred.

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The Home Burial

Some pet parents prefer to keep their pet at home, for burial on their private property. In doing a pet funeral, you will need to adhere to your local ordinances and laws regarding the home burial process. This is important to protect the integrity of your pet, as well as the surrounding environment and wildlife. To view the Washington State burial ordinances, please click on the following link:  burial ordinances

Washington State law requires that “a person disposing of a dead animal by burial must place it so that every part is covered by at least three feet of soil; at a location not less than one hundred feet from any well, spring, stream or other surface waters; not in a low-lying area subject to seasonal flooding or within a one-hundred-year flood plain; and not in a manner likely to contaminate groundwater” (WAC 16-25-025).

Service Area

Our service area extends North to some parts of Marysville and South to Tukwila.  We also service the Eastside including Redmond, Woodinville, and Bellevue.  Please review our service area map for details.  Rates and services will vary based on availability and location within our service area.  Please call for more information.