Chestnut Lodge Pet Crematorium and Pet Cemetery
Chestnut Lodge Pet Crematorium and Pet Cemetery is a complete pet bereavement facility giving you the choice over the type of cremation or burial you would like for your pet.
Located near Gatwick and East Grinstead, we are here to help pet owners in London, Sussex, Surrey and further afield.
During COVID-19 we will continue to operate as we are a key business.
We can still collect from your home or vet. You may still bring your pet to us and have time in our comfortable reception room.
We ask you to be as prompt as possible for your appointments so we can ensure there is only one family here at a time.
Just call us and we will explain what will happen and ensure you can still have the best service for your pet.
Visitors must wear a face covering in all areas – Thank you.
Please note smoking is strictly prohibited throughout Chestnut Lodge and its grounds.
Chestnut Lodge Pet Crematorium
Whether an individual or communal cremation we handle your pet with care and respect. We carry out the cremation with meticulous precision. You have the choice to witness the individual cremation of your pet and take the ashes home the same day
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Chestnut Lodge Pet Cemetery
Choose a formal or green burial for your pet. You may have a plot for the ashes of your pet or choose to have them scattered over the Cemetery grounds. The ashes from communal cremations are all buried in the Pet Cemetery
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Preparing in Advance
Register your details with us and, when the time comes, you will have the very best service available with the least fuss.
There is no obligation and you can change your mind at any time.
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The Highest Standards
We guarantee you receive the highest standards in pet cremation and burial services. View our 4 Golden Rules for the cremation of your pet. See how our accreditation reinforces our strict procedures.
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The Individual Pet Cremation service at Chestnut Lodge Pet Crematorium and Pet Cemetery is carried out to standards that are second to none.
Your pet will be handled with care and respect from beginning to end (including collection either from your home or your vet). It will be just your pet in the cremation chamber and we will meticulously sweep out all the ash after the cremation has finished. This care in preserving all the ash is carried through all the preparation. You then have the choice of how you would like the ashes presented or to have them scattered or buried at Chestnut Lodge Pet Cemetery.
You may attend the cremation if you wish and see any part of the process. We work the same way whether you are with us or not and we guarantee never to betray the trust you place in us.
Respectful Formal and Green Burial
The Pet Cemetery was established in an area of ancient woodland in 1969. We have designed several options for you to have your pet buried within the Cemetery grounds.
You may choose a formal burial within a coffin in a plot marked by a headstone, plaque or full grave surround.
If you prefer a simpler burial then you may choose a green burial. Here your pet is wrapped in a shroud and buried in a plot marked by a shrub and a small tree stake plot marker. The green area will eventually form part of the woodland. There are formal or green plots for the burial of ashes or they may be scattered over the grounds of the Pet Cemetery.
You may visit your plot at any time. There is a small annual maintenance fee payable. This ensures the continuation of the Cemetery into the future.
Respectful Communal Pet Cremation
The Communal Pet Cremation Service is a dignified alternative to the Individual Cremation. Many of you do not want to have the ashes of your pet returned and, perhaps, do not want to think about what will happen to them. The Communal Pet Cremation Service gives your pet the courtesy of careful and respectful handling and an undisturbed final resting place. This sets it apart from other services that may bear the same name.
The handling of your pet is the same as the individual service. The only difference is that pets are cremated side by side and all the ashes placed into a grave in the Pet Cemetery here at Chestnut Lodge which you are welcome to come and see.