You’ve taken loving care of your beloved senior pet all these years, and now you’re looking for the best way to memorialize them. You are also sensitive to the needs of our earth’s environment. A way to honor the bond you had with your pet during your cherished time together is to partner with our compassionate professionals at Senior Paws & Last Wishes Aquamation. Our team is here to work with you and your family to ensure your pet and our planet is cared for properly.
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 to our facility
Individual and Group Aquamation options
Beautiful urn and keepsake packaging
Certificate of aquamation
Customized nameplate engraving
Home delivery or USPS mailing of urn package available
Memorial items, including clay and ink prints
Witness aquamation services
The awesome environmental benefits of choosing aquamation over traditional flame-based cremation:
No greenhouse gases
Low energy consumption
100% pollutant-free ashes
On average, 20% more ashes returned to families
1/10 of the carbon footprint
Ash that aids in plant growth
How Do I Receive My Pet’s Ashes?
Senior Paws designs 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 Senior Paws Comfort Care Center, located at 3036 Antoine Dr., Houston, TX, 77092 between the hours of 8 am-6 pm seven days a week. For an additional charge, ashes packages can be mailed to any U.S. address via USPS or hand-delivered to certain zip codes.
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.