A Rainbow Crossing - Pet Memorial Services


Q. What is a cremation?
A. Cremation is simply the hastening of natural processes, wherein through heat and evaporation the body is reduced to its basic elements. It may surprise you to learn that ashes are not the final result, they are in fact bone fragments. These fragments are then further processed into a powdery substance and are called cremated remains.

Q. If I have my pet cremated, how do I know I will get my pet’s ashes back?
A. Ask your Veterinarian to guide you to a local reputable pet cremation services facility, A Rainbow Crossing ~Pet Memorial Services. Request a “private cremation” which indicates you do not want your pet’s cremains commingled with other animals. You are more than welcome to visit us personally.

Q. I would like to keep the ashes following my pet’s cremation, what are my options?
A. We have a complete selection of pet cremation urns in which you may place all or a portion of your pet’s cremains.

Q. How do I know what size pet ashes urn to purchase?
A. A good rule of thumb is 1 pound of body weight equals 1 cubic inch of cremains. Thus if your pet weighed 50 pounds under normal, healthy conditions, you would select a pet urn that was at least 50 cubic inches. All of our urns for pet ashes have sizes noted in the descriptions.

Q. I would like to personalize the urn for my pet, what options do I have?
A. All of our pet cremation urns provide a means of personalizing. Our Original, Second and Keepsake Editions offer a nameplate area where, depending on the size of the nameplate, your pet’s name, significant dates or words of sentiment are engraved. The Library Edition pet urns offer a variety of binding label alternatives to memorialize your pet.
Q. How do I put the ashes in the urn?

A. Typically your pet’s ashes, or cremains, are returned to you by the veterinarian or crematory providing your pet cremation services in a plastic box or other simple container. The ashes should be contained in a secured plastic bag within this container. You may transfer the entire plastic bag, with the cremains remaining the bag, into one of our pet urns.
If you find it’s necessary to repackage the cremains, we suggest using an appropriately sized zip lock bag, or a plastic bag secured with a tie. Cremains are bagged to prevent an accidental loss should the pet urn be dropped or damaged.