My name is David Mason, and I own Central Pet Cremations and as a pet lover I had the idea of setting up the company for a long time before starting in September 2011. Our first born Lewis had just turned one years old when my wife Sam told me to go for it as there was never a “perfect time” to start a new venture. That was 8 years ago and we now have a little girl called Darcy who is 4 and our most recent addition to our family our beloved Cocker Spaniel Bertie! Bertie can be found at work in the office with Dad most days & he is the most loveable boy who our clients adore.
We have and continue daily to work very hard as a family owned business and have earned an excellent reputation for providing a bespoke pet cremation service that we are proud of to both veterinary practices and private clients alike. Our hope is that in the sad event that you lose your pet, or that the time is coming 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 2-3 days but we also offer a same day service at an additional cost if you are travelling from afar.
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.