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A lot of information and resources are dedicated to death and dying for people but we recognize that animal companions are members of the family also.
More on this to come.
Many Death Doulas are also trained to work with families of animal companions.
Euthanasia medications must be administered by a veterinarian. This can occur in a clinic or in your home.
Local animal control centers also offer euthanasia services. This usually requires owner surrender, meaning you will not be present and cremated ashes will not be returned.
Water cremation, flame cremation, and burial are available within Alaska. Your trusted veterinarian likely has an arrangement with one of the crematories listed below.
Grief experienced with the death of a beloved animal companion is often unrecognized and underappreciated. The death of a pet can be devastating. Many of the grief resources on this site are also applicable to animals.
PetER has clinics in Anchorage and a crematory in Big Lake.
List of Alaskan cemeteries allowing interment of animal remains coming soon
The State of Alaska guidelines require that burial sites be at least 100 feet away from water (drinking wells, streams, lakes, etc.) and that bodies be covered with 2 feet of soil.
Local codes may specify additional requirements.