About Us

Who are Central Pet Cremations.

David and Sam Mason - Central Pet Cremations

My name is David Mason, and I own Central Pet Cremations. I had the idea of setting up the company for a long time before starting in November 2011. My son was just over a year old when as a family we decided there was never the ‘perfect time’ to start a business and I really felt the service was missing in the area. That was almost 5 years ago now and I have to say it has been the quickest 5 years of my life. We have worked very hard as a family run business and have earned an excellent reputation for providing a very personal pet cremation service that we are proud of.  Our hope is that in the sad event that you lose your beloved pet, that you have the confidence to call us,  and allow us to help you say goodbye.

Saying Farewell to your pet – Pet Bereavement

Having owned many pets throughout my lifetime, I know only too well the devastation and sadness that losing them brings. Please look at this useful link regarding pet bereavement written by Jane Matthews, author of “Losing a Pet”  supported and published by APPCC. Pet Bereavement Leaflet. I have always felt that my pets were never given the farewell they deserved, because there wasn’t the service around in the area.

Gone, but not forgotten – Pet Funeral

I found it hard to hand my pet over to someone I never knew, so I understand how important it is to treat you and your pet with respect. My sister, who has her own Equine Veterinary practice, operating in Durham, Durham Equine also agrees there has been a need for a service of this kind in the area for quite some time and fully supports my venture, in fact she encouraged me to start the business and I am so glad now that I did as we have helped so many pet owners.

I researched the industry a lot and was surprised to find that often pet owners were waiting for up to 2 weeks for their ashes to be returned and in my opinion this is unacceptable. It is therefore our aim at Central Pet Cremations to have your pets ashes returned to you within 48 hours.

Charity & Central Pet Cremations

The team and I are keen to raise as much money and awareness for animal causes as possible and in the past I have ran half marathons and raised money for charities like Dog’s Trust and SSPCA. Please do keep an eye on our news page for updates on fundraising and other news as well as on our Facebook page.

Helping Support…

Supporting Dog trust

Scottish Animal Welfare Charity Logo

Supporting the British Hear Foundation Charity

Registered Charity Numbers

227523 & SC037843

If your your pet ever goes missing or get’s lost please check the UK National Pet Register. UK National Pet Register.