Calgary Humane Society and Gateway Pet Memorial have joined forces to help provide compassionate aftercare service for companion animals in our community. We believe the values, ethics and respect for animals that we share with Gateway will ensure that your beloved pet receives a dignified farewell.

 

Cremation Services Offered

Gateway provides caring, ethical and transparent aftercare options for pets in Calgary and the surrounding areas.

Choosing a private cremation or a communal cremation for your pet:

A private cremation provides you the opportunity to keep your pet’s cremated remains (ashes) as a permanent keepsake. If you want a remembrance item that houses your pet’s ashes, such as a piece of jewelry, a glass memorial or another personalized item, a private cremation is a suitable option.

With a communal cremation, you do not receive your pet’s cremated remains. Because no cremated remains (ashes) are returned to you when you choose a communal cremation, you may wish to consider a personalized paw print keepsake as a timeless remembrance.

Please call us at (403) 723-6025 for pricing.

Gateway also offers clients the option of a Viewing and Visitation service. In a peaceful and serene visitation room, you will be near your cherished pet during a private cremation. We will help you make these arrangements in a warm and supportive environment.

 

Remembering Your Pet

We offer a wide range of memorial and keepsake items. Please click the catalogue image below for further information:

 

 

Pet Bereavement Support

Calgary Humane Society has partnered with Strawberry Moon Counselling to host in person Pet Loss Gathering Sharing Circles the first Monday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Please contact Strawberry Moon Counselling directly for rates and to register: 403-630-1020

About Strawberry Moon Counselling:

Straja is a Board Certified, Registered Clinical Art Therapist and a pioneer in art and animal-assisted psychotherapy. She accepts clients on an individual and group basis.  The grieving process is individual and it’s normal to experience these typical reactions:

  • Numbness, sadness, emptiness, depression
  • Anger, blame, stress, anxiety, and isolation
  • Changes in eating, sleeping and working

Strawberry Moon Counselling’s Pet Loss Circle can help you heal and release these symptoms while honouring your pet through offering animal-assistance therapy, gentle art invitations, quiet discussions and nature based experiences. These techniques tend to the mind, body and spirit, and welcome communication, release, and hope.