Aquamation, also known as water-based cremation, is an emerging form of eco-friendly body care for pets. It is a process that uses warmed flowing water and alkalinity, resulting in the reduction of body mass to ash. Aquamation mimics what naturally takes place over a longer period of time after a body is buried in the soil. Similar to traditional cremation, the only solid remains are the mineral ash of bones which we offer to return to families in their urn of choice.
Why Do We Offer Aquamation?
“I learned about aquamation for pets for the first time in 2013 at a veterinary conference in Denver, CO. Intrigued by its gentle process, efficiency and environmental benefits, I began to think about how I could bring this new service to our pet-loving community in Houston.
Since we at Senior Paws & Last Wishes believe what you believe – our beloved pets are family – we know that aftercare is an important part of saying goodbye. Our wish is to provide families the opportunity to honor their pet while honoring the earth. By choosing aquamation, your pet never leaves the care of Last Wishes. Our wonderfully compassionate team will help with all of the arrangements, down to the last detail. Your confidence and trust in us are most important; taking care of your family’s needs is our number one priority.”
- Dr. Christie Cornelius
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian
Founder, Senior Paws & Last Wishes
Gentle pet transport from home or vet office
Private chambers for the return of ashes
Beautiful urn and keepsake packaging
Certificate of cremation
Home delivery of urn package available
Memorial stepping-stone garden in Cypress, TX
In addition, we provide the following resources and professional services to families in need:
Online memorialization and peer support
Comprehensive grief resources
The awesome environmental benefits of choosing aquamation:
No greenhouse gases
Low energy consumption
100% pollutant-free ashes
20% more ashes returned to families
1/10 of the carbon footprint
Ash that aids in plant growth
Customized memorial items available:
Clay Paw Prints
Ink Paw and Nose Prints
Paw Print Flower Paintings
Customized Art & Keepsakes
How Do I Receive My Pet’s Ashes?
Last Wishes has designed beautiful packages and other memorial items for you to consider as the next step in honoring your pet’s memory.
After placing the finishing gentle touches on your final package, your beloved pet will be ready for pick up from our Last Wishes Comfort Care Center, located at 3036 Antoine Dr., Houston, TX, 77092 between the hours of 7-6 M-F and 7-6 on Saturdays and Sundays. Alternatively, for $50, the ashes can be hand-delivered to your home during a time convenient for you and your family to be reunited with your pet (within 20 miles of our location).
For our catalog of memorial items and aquamation services, please click here.
Compassionate senior and geriatric care for your beloved companions.
Personalized veterinary care and support in the comfort of your own home.
3036 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77092
7 Days a Week: 7am – 6pm
7 Days a Week: 7am – 6pm
7 Days a Week: 8am – 6pm
Deposit & Cancellation Policies
A credit card is required to reserve an appointment time and a $100 deposit will be processed at the time of scheduling. This $100 deposit will be deducted from the total cost of services provided at the time of the appointment.
A $100 cancellation fee will be applied for any appointment cancelled within two hours of the scheduled arrival window. In other words, if you previously made a deposit to reserve an appointment and then cancel with less than two hour’s notice, this $100 deposit is forfeited. If/when the family is ready to schedule again, another deposit will be taken to reserve the secondary appointment.