Gentle Water-Based Cremation


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
Our aftercare services at Senior Paws include:

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
Memorial events

The awesome environmental benefits of choosing aquamation over traditional flame-based cremation:

Zero emissions
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.

Click here to view our new catalog of memorial items and aquamation services.

Compassionate senior and geriatric care for your beloved companions.

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3036 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77092

Office Hours

7 Days a Week: 7am – 6pm

Phone Availability

7 Days a Week: 7am – 6pm


7 Days a Week: 8am – 6pm

Cancellation Policy

Euthanasia, Quality of LIfe, Hospice, Pain Management, DPT: Our cancellation policy applies to all cancellations/reschedules with 6 hours or less notice before the early aspect of your appointment time.

  • If you cancel between 2 and 6 hours prior to your appointment, a $100 cancellation fee will be incurred.
  • If you cancel within 2 hours of your scheduled appointment time, the cancellation fee is the cost of your full appointment.

If the pet passes naturally, no cancellation fee will apply.

All other appointment types: If you cancel within 6 hours of your appointment start time, a cancellation fee of your appointment cost (maximum $100) will be incurred.

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